Hoyas send 12 seniors out in winning fashion
Hoyas to honor their 12 seniors in final regular season home meet
Hoyas Friday afternoon dual meet with Rider is canceled
Hoyas dual meet with Drexel moved to Thursday
Fitzpatrick becomes first Hoya to earn U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying time.
Holder has built a strong program in the pool and the classroom, as GU has earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Team Scholar All-America Awards over the last five years, with both men's and women's teams finishing near the top of the BIG EAST in grade point average.
In 2015, Holder helped guide Molly Fitzpatrick to a U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying time in the 200-meter breaststroke at a meet at LeJeune Hall at the Naval Academy. It was the first time a GU swimmer has made an Olympic Trials qualifying cut.
In 2014-15, Holder was named the BIG EAST Men's Co-Coach of the Year, while also earning Georgetown's Outstanding Coaching Achievement Award at the Hoyas' Athletics Recognition Event. Holder guided the team to a program-record 23 All-BIG EAST honorees (13 men, 10 women) during the Hoyas' silver medal finish at the BIG EAST Championships. Erica Fabbri earning all-league recognition in six events, while Will Leach earned recognition in five, while GU broke eight program records during the championship meet.
Holder led Georgetown to unprecedented success at the 2013-14 BIG EAST Swimming & Diving Championships, as the men and women both earned team silver medals, the program's best BIG EAST finish in program history. The Hoyas had 22 student-athletes earn All-BIG EAST honors (12 men, 10 women).
Holder continued to work with swimmer Michelle Konkoly, after a tragic accident during her freshman season, helping her break a U.S. Paralympic record in the 100m freestyle and a Pan-American record in the 50m freestyle at the CanAm Championships in 2014. She would go on to break the S9 100m freestyle American record at the 2014 U.S. Paralympic National Championships.
In 2013-14, Holder guided Paul Quincy to a silver medal in the men's 1,650-yard freestyle, setting a program record in the event.
Holder arrived at Georgetown in July 2010 from Princeton University, where he served as an assistant coach with the Tigers for five seasons.
At Princeton, Holder was part of four Ivy League Championships in his five seasons and has coached nine NCAA qualifiers as well as eight All-Americans. Last year, the Tigers went 7-0 in dual meets and won the 2010 Ivy League Championship defeating second-place Harvard by more than 200 points, the team also spent time in the national rankings.
At Princeton, Holder worked primarily with the sprint, middle distance and stroke groups developing workouts that included swimming, strength and aerobic conditioning. He also advised his student-athletes in technique and mental preparation for races. Holder worked extensively with both the men's and women's squads during practice and at meets. Holder served as the main recruiter on the staff identifying athletes and assisting them throughout the recruiting process. One of his recent recruiting classes for the Tigers was among the top five in the nation according to CollegeSwimming.com. Throughout his time at Princeton, Holder worked a number of camps including stints at Michigan University Swim Camp and Kenyon College Total Performance Swim Camp.
Holder was a two-time All-Ivy League swimmer at Princeton. He set a school record in the 400-meter freestyle and was named team captain as a senior. Holder earned a degree in history in 2000. Following a career in finance, Holder returned to swimming in 2005 and joined the coaching staff at Princeton.