Middlesex hires Holden

Former Harvard and Colgate assistant basketball coach Billy Holden has been hired as the new head boys' basketball coach at Middlesex School, athletic director Joe Lang confirmed today.

Holden takes over for Jamie Gallagher, who stepped down after this past season after guiding the team to a 14-8 record and a NEPSAC Class C Tournament berth.

Holden graduated from Bentley University in 1990, where he set school career marks in scoring, three-pointers made, free throws made and steals. Ten years later, he was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame. Holden went on to serve two stints on the coaching staff at Harvard, from 1992-94 and then again from 1997-2007, where he also served with current Milton Academy head coach Lamar Reddicks. Holden then moved on to Colgate, where he served as an assistant from 2007 to 2009.

"His whole attitude was what we were looking for," Lang said. "His demeanor fits well with the kids. He carries himself real well, I think that was obvious in his interviews with the school. His background, his connections across the country, getting us qualified academic students, he has a proven record. I think he'll work well with these kids."