Stacy Hollowell enters his third season at the helm of Loyola in 2016.
Last year, Hollowell led the Wolf Pack to the second round of the SSAC Conference Tournament where the team advanced all the way to the semifinals despite being the eighth seed. In Hollowell’s second year at the helm, Loyola finished the 2015-16 season at 17-13 overall with a 10-8 mark in the SSAC.
Three members of the Loyola’s 2015-16 squad earned conference accolades for their work on the court with Johnny Griffin Jr. being named First Team All-Conference, Nick Parker grabbing Second Team All-Conference accolades and Tre’von Jasmine earning a spot on the SSAC All-Freshman squad.
In the classroom, three Wolf Pack men’s hoopers earned All-Academic accolades from the SSAC in 2015-16 while Jalen Gray and Nate Pierre were also placed on the Honors Court by the NABC.
Hollowell joined the Loyola staff after head coaching stints with the Qatar Youth National Team, LCC International University in Lithuania, and the Manama Sports Club in Bahrain. Along with running the youth team since 2009, he was an assistant coach for the Qatar National Team from 2003-2006 where the team participated in the 2006 FIBA World Championship and compiled an overall record of 111-56. The team also won four gold medals during his tenure.
At LCC International, Hollowell oversaw the program in its first two years of existence starting in 2007 where he led the team to playoff appearances in both seasons. Before joining LCC, in his only season with the Manama Sports Club, he led his squad to an appearance in the Championship series despite losing their best player. In 2006, he was contracted as an advanced scout for the Chinese National Team who went on to win a gold medal in the Asian Games.
As an assistant with Loyola, he was instrumental in one of the most successful campaigns in school history as the 2011-12 team finished the year with a 20-10 record and the Southern States Athletic Conference West Division title. The 20 wins were the most in a season since the 1947-48 team finished 21-9.
He has also helped the team achieve a great deal of success in the classroom. The Pack has received a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award the past two seasons and has been given an NAIA Scholar-Team award all four seasons Hollowell has been on board. The NAIA also awarded the team the Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team award for the 2011-12 season.
Hollowell graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas in 2001 with a degree in economics. While in college, he served as a student assistant with the men’s basketball team. Following a one-year stint with Western Kentucky as a volunteer assistant coach, he came back to St. Edward’ s to serve as an assistant for one season in 2001.
He and his wife Nicole reside in New Orleans. Hollowell is the father of three children, Emma, Jett and Jax, and he has a stepson, Aaron Traub.
Ryan Brock is entering his third season as assistant coach after an illustrious playing career with the Wolf Pack.
With Brock's help, the Wolf Pack advanced to the 2015-16 SSAC Conference Championship last season and advanced all the way to the semifinals despite entering the tournament as the eighth seed.
Brock averaged 21.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.7 steals per game in three seasons with Loyola from 2008 through 2011. For his efforts, he earned NAIA All-American Honorable Mention honors in 2008-09, NAIA All-American Third Team honors in 2009-10 and NAIA All-American Second Team honors in 2010-11. He led the Pack in points, rebounds, assists and steals, and was named the SSAC Conference Divisional Player of the Year his senior season. Brock was the conference leading scorer in all three seasons with Loyola, and twice ranked in the top ten in the nation. He finished his playing career with 1,706 total points, making him the 2nd all-time leading scorer in Wolf Pack history.
Brock played professionally for the Al-Ahli Sports Club in the Qatar First Division in 2012-13. He averaged 19.6 points, six rebounds, five assists and 2.3 steals in five games with Al-Ahli.
After his time in Qatar, Brock worked with Fundamental Athletic Skills Training (F.A.S.T.) in New Orleans. Some of his duties with F.A.S.T. included training and mentoring the youth participants, coaching an AAU basketball team, recruiting potential candidates to join the program and scheduling AAU tournaments and daily practice routines. In addition to his work with F.A.S.T., Brock has been a coach and camp counselor for the New Orleans Pelicans Summer Hoops camps since 2007.
Brock is a New Orleans native and a 2005 graduate of Brother Martin High School. He helped lead the Crusaders to two state championships and was twice named to the Class 5A All-State Team.