Wednesday, September 2, 2009

North Carolina reorganizes staff

Joe Holladay will move from an assistant coaching position on the bench to the administrative director of basketball operations role on North Carolina's basketball staff for the 2009-10 season, school sports information director Steve Kirschner confirmed Wednesday.

Holladay has been a member of coach Roy Williams' staff for 16 seasons, including seven at North Carolina. He will enter a three-year rotation along with assistants C.B. McGrath and Jerod Haase during which which one of the three will serve as operations director and the other two will work on the bench in any given season.

Previously McGrath and Haase rotated between the operations and bench coaching positions on a yearly basis. Another assistant, Steve Robinson, will remain on the bench each season.

"As Coach (Williams) said, we just have a deeper bench now," Kirschner said.

Holladay, 61, joined Williams at Kansas before the 1993-94 season after 23 years as a high school coach, teacher and administrator.

Ken Tysiac