Anthony “Tony” Holliday

Flint Northwestern, 1975

2023 Greater Flint African American Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Category: Coach

Tony Holliday was one of the Flint Area’s most successful high school coaches for over three decades before continuing his coaching career in college. His coaching journey began at Flint Northwestern High School, where he was an assistant coach for Northwestern’s Girls State Championship basketball teams in 1983 and 1984.  

Holliday went on to become the head coach for the Northwestern Girls team from 1984 to 1987, where he coached the team to three City Championships, two Valley Championships and a District and Regional championship.  

In 1989, Holliday was named head coach of the Flint Northern Boys Basketball Team.  For over 10 years at Northern, he continued his great coaching legacy and led Northern to six District Championships, six Regional Championships, three Valley Championships, three State Semi-Finals appearances and a State Championship in 1995. He was also a five-time Flint Area Coach of the Year winner.  

Holliday also had head coaching stints at Flushing and Beecher High School where he continued to his legendary career. In 2003, he coached the Flint Beecher Boys Basketball team to a state championship appearance and was again named regional Coach of the Year.  

Notable players Holliday has coached throughout his career include for WNBA player Tonya Edwards, and former Michigan State basketball players like Marquise Gray and Mateen Cleaves.  

In 2020, Holiday returned to the Flint area to become the head coach of the Hamady Hawks Boys’ Basketball team and, in 2022, returned to college basketball to join Northwestern State in Louisiana as an assistant coach.

Anthony “Tony” Holliday, you are the true definition of being “Flint Strong!”  You have made Flint proud. Welcome to the Greater Flint African American Sports Hall of Fame!