Jason Holland has stepped down as the boys’ basketball coach at Oldham County High School to take the same position at Montgomery County, Oldham County athletic director Kevin Combs said Wednesday.
Holland will replace Happy Osborne, who went 33-5 and reached the Sweet 16 semifinals in his only season. Osborne was named the men’s basketball coach at Kentucky Wesleyan College on April 21.
Holland went 92-38 in four seasons at Oldham County, winning a pair of Eighth Region titles. His best season was in 2011-12, when the Colonels finished 31-6 and reached the Sweet 16 semifinals. Oldham County finished 25-8 last season, falling to South Oldham in the Eighth Region final.
Neither Holland nor Montgomery County athletic director Gene Heffington could be reached for comment.
“He did an excellent job leading our program, and we’re very appreciative of the job he did,” Combs said. “(Montgomery County) got themselves a good one. We wish nothing but the best for him.”
Prior to his Oldham County stint, Holland was the head coach at Henry County for five seasons, posting a 68-56 record.
Other coaching news
* Jason Burns has been named the boys’ basketball coach at Spencer County, replacing Jacob Barmore.
Burns, 28, spent four seasons as an assistant coach at South Oldham and one at Male. He also spent three seasons as a student assistant at the University of Louisville.
* Nicole Levandusky, who led the Notre Dame girls’ basketball team to a state runner-up finish last season, has been named the girls’ basketball coach at Cooper.
Levandusky went 91-35 in four seasons at Notre Dame, including a 29-6 mark last season when the Pandas lost to Marion County in the state final.