Jason Holder enters his eighth season as the head wrestling coach and an assistant professor within the Springfield College Department of Physical Education and Health Education for the 2018-2019 campaign.
Prior to being hired as the head coach of the Springfield College wrestling program, Holder was the program's top assistant for four years, where he has served not only as an assistant wrestling coach, but also as an adjunct professor. Springfield College’s wrestling record in that time frame was 47-32 for a .595 winning percentage. The Pride was also the NEWA champions in 2011. His association honored Holder by naming him the NEWA Assistant Coach of the Year for 2010-11.
Jason previously served as the varsity head wrestling coach at Plymouth State University for two years from 2005 through 2007. His teams finished seventh and eighth (of 15) in the NEWA end-of-season standings.
Holder had an outstanding career as a wrestler at Boston University, from where he received his bachelor of arts degree in psychology in 2003, and his master’s in education, health, PE, and coaching in 2004. Holder recently received his doctorate in physical education with a concentration in teaching and administration from Springfield College.
While at Boston University, Holder was a four-year starter and four-year captain of the wrestling team. He was a three-year All-Conference athlete, and an NCAA Division I National Qualifier in 2003. He was also a part of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at BU from 2001 through 2003.
Prior to BU, Holder wrestled at Timberlane High School in New Hampshire, where he was a three-time NH State Champion, a two-time New England Champion, and a high school national All-American. In addition, from 1997 to the present, Holder worked in various capacities – as a mental health counselor, a trip leader, and a camp counselor -- at the Adventurelore Programs in Danville, N.H.
- Helped Springfield College eclipse 1000 dual meet victories, the most of any Division III program in the country.
- Has sent 18 student-athletes to the NCAA Division III Championships, including the 2013 National Champion at 157, Devin Biscaha.
- Coached six All-Americans during in his first five seasons with the Pride, including Dylan Foley '14, who finished sixth overall at 165 in 2014.
- Helped student-athletes to multiple Scholar All-America accolades, including three in 2015-16.
- Consistently competes with some of the best wrestling programs in the nation, bringing his team out-of-region annually.
- Helped three-student-athletes garner All-America accolades in 2013, the most the program has had in nearly 15 years.
|Holder's Career Coaching Record|
.549 Winning %