Holmes elevated to associate head coach
Miami University head men's basketball coach Travis Steele has announced Jonathan Holmes has been promoted to associate head coach. Holmes joined Steele's staff in May of 2022 as an Assistant Coach.
"I am thrilled to announce that Jonathan Holmes is being elevated to Associate Head Coach. It is well deserved. I feel like I have the best staff in the country," said Steele. "Coach Summers and Coach Holmes are more than ready to be . . .
. . . head coaches at this level. Their associate head coach roles will prepare them for that head coaching opportunity when that time comes."
"I'm extremely grateful to Coach Steele for this opportunity and excited to continue to grow and develop as a coach under his leadership," said Holmes. "I love being at Miami, and getting to work with outstanding student-athletes on a daily basis. I look forward to the start of our season next Monday at Evansville!"
During Holmes' first year in Oxford, the RedHawks went 12-20 and earned a berth in the MAC Tournament quarterfinals as the No. 8 seed. The Red and White won four consecutive games in February to qualify for the postseason after being picked 11th in the preseason poll, including a 17-point win over rival Ohio in the RedHawks' final home game of the year. Mekhi Lairy, Anderson Mirambeaux and Ryan Mabrey all earned postseason honors from the Mid-American Conference.
Holmes came to Miami from Elon, where he served as an assistant coach
Editor-Publisher Mike Smith
Mike grew up in Mid-American Conference football and basketball territory and returned there after military service. He has been covering MAC football and men's basketball for much of the last several decades.