Thursday, November 9, 2017

Nat Holman

Nathan Holman


Born:
October 19, 1896
New York, NY

Died:
February 12, 1995
New York, NY


Career
Commerce High School - New York (High School)
1916-17 Savage School (College)
1916-17 Hoboken Hobs (IBL)
1917-18 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons (CSL)
1917-18 Jersey City Greenvilles (Independent)
1918-19 Newark Whirlwind AA (Independent)
1918-19 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons (Independent)
1919-20 Germantown Geraniums (EBL)
1919-20 Jersey City Skeeters / Brooklyn Dodgers (IBL)
1919-20 Scranton Miners (PSL)
1919-20 Albany Senators (NYSL)
1919-20 Newark Whirlwind AA (Independent)
1919-20 Brooklyn Van & Schneck (Independent)
1919-20 New York Whirlwinds (Independent)
1919-20 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons (Independent)
1919-20 Danbury (Independent)
1919-20 Jersey City Greenvilles (Independent)
1919-20 Newark City AC (Independent)
1919-20 Passaic AA (Independent)
1919-20 CCNY (College) Head coach
1920-21 Germantown Geraniums (EBL)
1920-21 Norwalk Co. K (CSL)
1920-21 Pittsfield Hillies (NYSL)
1920-21 Westfield Whip City AC (IL)
1920-21 Original Celtics (Independent)
1920-21 CCNY (College) Head coach
1921-22 Original Celtics (Independent)
1921-22 New York Celtics (EBL)
1921-22 CCNY (College) Head coach
1922-23 New York Original Celtics (MBL)
1922-23 Atlantic City Sandpipers (EBL)
1922-23 Original Celtics (Independent)
1922-23 CCNY (College) Head coach
1923-24 Original Celtics (Independent)
1923-24 CCNY (College) Head coach
1924-25 Original Celtics (Independent)
1924-25 CCNY (College) Head coach
1925-26 Original Celtics (Independent)
1925-26 CCNY (College) Head coach
1926-27 New York Celtics (NYN)
1926-27 Brooklyn Celtics (ABL)
1926-27 CCNY (College) Head coach
1927-28 New York Celtics (ABL)
1927-28 CCNY (College) Head coach
1928-29 New York Hakoahs (ABL)
1928-29 CCNY (College) Head coach
1929-30 New York Celtics (ABL)
1929-30 Syracuse All-Americans (ABL)
1929-30 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1929-30 CCNY (College) Head coach
1930-31 CCNY (College) Head coach
1931-32 CCNY (College) Head coach
1932-33 CCNY (College) Head coach
1933-34 CCNY (College) Head coach
1934-35 CCNY (College) Head coach
1935-36 CCNY (College) Head coach
1936-37 CCNY (College) Head coach
1937-38 CCNY (College) Head coach
1938-39 CCNY (College) Head coach
1939-40 CCNY (College) Head coach
1940-41 CCNY (College) Head coach
1941-42 CCNY (College) Head coach
1942-43 CCNY (College) Head coach
1943-44 CCNY (College) Head coach
1944-45 CCNY (College) Head coach
1945-46 CCNY (College) Head coach
1946-47 CCNY (College) Head coach
1947-48 CCNY (College) Head coach
1948-49 CCNY (College) Head coach
1949-50 CCNY (College) Head coach
1950-51 CCNY (College) Head coach
1951-52 CCNY (College) Head coach
1954-55 CCNY (College) Head coach
1955-56 CCNY (College) Head coach
1958-59 CCNY (College) Head coach

NATIONAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME1964

Holman was one of the game's first true innovators, both as a player and as a coach. After attending the Savage School of Physical Education, he played professional basketball while coaching basketball at CCNY. He was best known on the court as a player for the famous Original Celtics, but played for many different teams both barnstorming and in leagues. As a coach, he started at CCNY in 1919 and would coach through the 1958-59 season, with a couple year gaps in the late 50's. He was one of the first proponents of the man-to-man defensive scheme, which helped his squad to become the first school to win the NIT and NCAA tournament in 1950. The point-shaving scandal that rocked CCNY and college sports in the 1950's virtually destroyed CCNY's athletic program. He would work with high school and junior high school teams as a mentor, and died at the age of 98

Source:
Jews In Sports
http://digital-archives.ccny.cuny.edu/exhibits/holman/intro.html
NY Times Obituary, February 13, 1995

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/nat-holman/


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