Green Wave goes 0-3 in CCSA Tournament
Juric, Wegner tabbed to All-Conference Team; Mertz named to Watch List
No. 15 Green Wave sweep TCU, 5-0, before falling to 16th-ranked and host Wildcats by identical score
Green Wave staffer to serve as assistant at the FIVB U23 Beach Volleyball World Championship in Poland
Rising sophomore to compete in FIVB U23 Beach Volleyball World Championship in Poland
The Green Wave sand volleyball team def. North Florida 3-2 in Siesta, Florida, on April 10, 2015.
Tulane sand volleyball team swept UNO in both matches of their doubleheader on Tuesday, April 7, at Coconut Beach.
Photos By Parker Waters (3/26/14)
In 2015, Holly led the Green Wave to their best year to date with an 18-10 overall record and a No. 19 national ranking, according to the final DiG Poll. The Green Wave notched its third straight winning season, including their second in as many seasons under Holly.
The Wave remained undefeated against instate rival LSU, twice topping the Tigers in 2015 to move to 4-0 all-time. Tulane also flexed its muscle for top beach school in New Orleans, sweeping UNO 5-0 four times. In addition, the Green Wave achieved its first program win against Arizona State.
Tulane's top pair of Jackie Wegner and Tea Juric once again made program history and then some. After a 19-15 campaign in 2014, the duo became the program's first 30 match winner, earning an impressive 30-11 record.
In addition, Wegner and Juric not only became the first tandem to receive back-to-back bids to the AVCA National Championships, but also the first duo to reach the Round of 16 elimination bracket for the national pairs title. Furthermore, in a highlight from earlier in the season, Wegner/Juric accomplished six straight wins to reach the title match at the Fiesta on Siesta Key Pairs Championships.
In his debut season, Holly's beach volleyball team went 8-7 overall with a 3-0 record at home. Holly also guided Wegner and Juric to qualifying for the 2014 AVCA College Beach Volleyball National Championship, the first Tulane team to be invited to the postseason since beach volleyball was announced in 2010.
Holly arrived at Tulane after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Brown University. While there, he was responsible for recruiting, scouting and preparing video analysis of opponents.
In addition to his previous duties at Brown, Holly developed extensive experience coaching beach volleyball in the USA Volleyball Beach High Performance and Junior Beach National Team Programs. For USA Beach, he has previously served in several capacities, including high performance tryout coach, elite development camp head coach and national high performance camp head coach.
In July 2012, Holly guided two beach teams to Gold and Bronze medals in the U17 division of the USA Beach Volleyball National High Performance Championship in Hermosa Beach, Calif.
In 2013, Holly was appointed assistant coach under Jose Loiola for the USA squad at the FIVB U21 Beach Volleyball World Championship in Croatia after volunteer assisting with the U19 junior national teams in California.
During the summer of 2014, Holly served as the assistant coach for the U23 USA Junior Beach National Teams, including guiding teams at the FIVB U23 Beach Volleyball World Championship in Poland.
Holly was selected as a cadre member of the USAV Beach Coaching Accreditation (BCAP) Program in 2013. He continues to conduct research and write on subjects related to the science of teaching and learning beach volleyball.
Prior to his national and collegiate coaching tenures, Holly was active on the club volleyball circuit. For six seasons Holly served as program designer and lead instructor for beach programming at the CT Velocity Volleyball Club, where he was also a head indoor coach and club director. Before sand volleyball became a collegiate sport, Holly founded and led the highest attended beach volleyball juniors program in New England.
Holly served as the head coach of the Chariho High School boys' volleyball team in Rhode Island for four years. While at Chariho High School, Holly was also an assistant coach and head JV coach for the girls' volleyball team. In 2010, he was named as the Rhode Island Boys Volleyball Coaching Association Division I Volleyball Coach of the Year after leading his squad to the state championship match.
Before beginning his collegiate coaching career, Holly played on the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Pro Beach Qualifier Tour in 2006 and 2007. He competed in a number of AVP Open tournaments, including the AVP Louisville Open, the AVP Cincinnati Open and the AVP Cuervo Gold Crown Fort Lauderdale Open.
Holly graduated from Rhode Island College in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science. He also earned a J.D. degree from New York Law School. He served as an attorney and partner at Klestadt & Winters, LLP in New York for 10 years.