2017-18 Women's Track & Field
2017-18 Women's Track & Field Coaches
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Michael Holman
Head Coach - 6th Season
Phone: 317.955.6585
Coach Holman is entering his third season at the helm of the Marian University cross country and track and field programs after being named head coach on July 20, 2012. He brings a wealth of international experience to the track and field as well as the cross country course.

In just his second season at the helm, Holman led the men's outdoor track and field program to its first-ever Crossroads League championship in 2014 and their first-ever team berth at the NAIA national championship meet where the Knights finished 54th for their best-ever finish. He guided both the men's 4x800-meter relay and 4x100-meter relay to berths in the finals at nationals and the 4x800 squad earned all-america honors by placing sixth, the highest-ever finish for an MU athlete/relay at the meet. During the 2013-14 season, Holman also served as the meet director for the Crossroads League championship, which was hosted by Marian University for the first-ever track meet on MU's campus. For his efforts, Holman was named the 2014 Crossroads League Men's Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year. 

Holman's first season culminated with then-junior Gilberto Leija earning an eighth-place finish in the 200-meter dash for the program's first-ever NAIA All-American and the program's first national championship point. 

The women, in 2013-14, finished fifth at the league championship hosted on MU's campus and culminated with the 4x800-meter relay and senior Lauren Borchelt (800-meter run) qualifying for nationals. 

Holman, who spent the 2011-12 season at the University of Indianapolis as an assistant coach, has more than 20 years of coaching experience in cross country and track and field.

He was with the Greyhounds in 2011-12 after a 23-year stint as head coach at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis. During his time at LCHS, Holman coached two state championship teams and had four teams finish as state runners-up. His track and field teams won 20 conference championships and three conference titles in cross country. His teams earned a combined 17 sectional titles and 10 regional championships.

The 18-time conference coach of the year also guided 12 student-athletes to high school all-america honors. As cross country coach, he coached two individual state champions and had 180 individual state qualifiers. He also had over 50 student-athletes ranked in the top 50 in the United States.

In addition to his experience at LCHS, Holman has served as Field Director of Junior Elite Athletes and Emerging Elite Coaches Programs since 1996.  He conducted camps at the Olympic Training Center as Lead Instructor in Chula Vista, Calif., and at the Walt Disney World Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., for three weeks out of the year. He is a Level I Certified Coach/Instructor who is responsible for the operational budget as well as for contacting and recruiting athletes and coaches to attend the camp.

His experience also spans the international scene.  He was an assistant coach for the 2006 World Championship team that competed in Moscow and was support staff at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing as well as for the 2011 World Championships in Daugu, South Korea. He is currently serving as support staff for the United States Men's and Women's Track and Field teams at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.

He is a three-time IATCCC (Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches) Coach of the Year who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.

Prior to LCHS, Holman served as head coach of Muncie Northside High School from 1980-88. He also coached Wapahani High School in 1979-80 and began his coaching career at Eastern Hancock High School in 1978-79. He was also a biology teacher during all of his high school coaching days.

Holman earned a bachelor of science degree from Ball State University in 1978 and earned a master of science degree from BSU in 1988.  
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