Coach Jason Holland has been named the next Graves County High School Boy's Basketball Head Coach. The school introduced the new coach Monday, April 25, 2022.
Coach Holland has over 20 years of experience in education, with most of those years also serving as a head basketball coach, 17 years. He comes to Graves County from Warren County, where he most recently served as the head coach of the South Warren Boy's Basketball Team. Throughout his career, Coach Holland has led both boys and girls teams in Henry, Oldham, Montgomery, Shelby, and Warren Counties. He has over 300 wins, regional titles, and appearances in the Sweet Sixteen and the Final Four. Coach Jason Holland is a three-time recipient of Coach of the Year.
Coach Holland earned a Physical and Health Education Bachelor of Arts degree from Berea College in 1997. He followed up with graduate studies at Eastern Kentucky University, completing a Master of Arts degree and Rank 1 in School Leadership. He also values student academic work, stating he is passionate about education and student learning.
After being introduced by Graves County High School Athletic Director, Khristain Elliott, Coach spoke to the crowd and invited questions. He gave a nod to the program's rich history, even adding Coach Allan Hatcher's influence on his coaching. He already has a relationship with Lady Eagle Head Basketball Coach Lyndon Dunning. He looks forward to working with other coaches, administrators, parents, and student-athletes, emphasizing the importance of positive relationships and building a 'family'. Coach Holland gave his future players a preview into the dynamics and expectations of the next era of Graves County Basketball. As the nearly one-hour introduction progressed, curiosity turned to excitement in the library full of guests. Rows of current and future Eagle Basketball players listened intently. Coach Holland ended by asking them what their goals were. All agreed it was to win Regional Championships.
Mrs. Janet Throgmorton, the new Graves County High School Principal, beginning July 1, 2022, closed the meeting thanking everyone for their attendance and patience as the hiring committee worked through screening great applicants. Stating they were diligent in seeking out someone with experience for a winning program. She is looking forward to next season with a deep love for basketball. Mrs. Janet says, "It's definitely going to be a 'Great Day To Be An Eagle'!",