Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Gardner-Webb announcement Thursday

Gardner-Webb has called a news conference for Thursday morning to introduce its new basketball coach. According to, it's expected to be Ohio assistant and former Bulldogs associate head coach Chris Holtmann.
Holtmann was with the Bulldogs for five seasons under former coach Rick Scruggs, who was fired.
Holtmann has been an assistant at Ohio for two seasons under coach John Groce, a former N.C. State assistant. He's also been an assistant at Taylor (Ind.) and Geneva (Pa.).
Holtmann is a defensive specialist. While he was at Gardner-Webb, the Bulldogs were among the Atlantic Sun's better defensive teams, leading the league in field-goal percentage in 2007-08.
Gardner-Webb is now in the Big South. -- David Scott