Tahj Holden, who served as the Director of Basketball Operations for the past two seasons, was named an assistant coach for the Hawks' basketball team this summer. A former University of Maryland basketball standout, and Red Bank native, Holden joined the Monmouth program in the fall of 2008.
The former Red Bank Regional High School star was a four-year letterwinner for Gary Williams at Maryland, and played in all 36 games during the Terrapins' 2002 NCAA National Championship season.
Prior to joining Monmouth, Holden was the Assistant Varsity Coach, as well as eighth grade basketball coach at La Jolla Country Day School in San Diego, California. While at La Jolla, Holden also served as the junior varsity coach in 2006-07.
Holden, who played in 128 career games for the Terrapins, made four NCAA Tournament appearances while in College Park, including two Final Fours. After his playing career at Maryland, Holden played professionally in Istanbul, Turkey. A leader both on and off the court, Holden also served as President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council for Maryland, as well as Vice-President for the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
Holden, who was an all-state selection by the Associated Press while at Red Bank Regional High School, won a gold medal with the United States U-17 National Team at the World Youth Games in 1998.
Holden, who earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications in 2007 from Maryland, and his wife Carrie live in Bradley Beach.