After serving the United States Air Force on active duty, starring on the Air Force Academy’s winningest men’s basketball team, and coaching the Academy’s preparatory team for 13 seasons, Maj. Marc Holum was recently promoted to be an assistant coach for Air Force’s men’s basketball team.
A native of Hellertown, Pa., Holum is a graduate of the United States Sports Academy, having earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports coaching in 2011. Holum was a four-year letter winner at Air Force, captaining the Falcons’ 2005-06 NCAA Tournament Team that finished 24-7, the best record in program history.
Holum helped the Air Force Academy’s Preparatory School basketball team to a 268-93 record as associate head coach. He was also selected to be the head coach of the 2020 All-Air Force Team for the All-Services National Championship event.
Upon graduation from the Air Force Academy with a degree in social science, Holum was stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. While on active duty, Holum played for the All-Air Force basketball team, helping to lead the team to a Gold Medal finish in the 2006 All-Services National Championship. In 2008, he played with Athletes in Action. His team went 7-1 playing against collegiate and professional teams in East Asia.
Holum is a graduate of Saucon Valley High School in Hellertown, Pa., where he was a four-time team MVP. He graduated as the leading scorer in school history with 1,643 career points and was a McDonald’s Honorable Mention All-American. He is a member of the Lehigh Valley (PA) High School Basketball Hall of Fame and the Saucon Valley High School Sports Hall of Fame.