Holland Blast

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Holland Blast
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Founded 2005
League IBL (2005-11)
IBA (2012-present)
Team history Holland Blast
(2005-present)
Based in Holland, Michigan
Arena Holland Civic Center
(2005-present)
Colors red, yellow, and black
              
Owner(s) Fast Forward Sports, LLC
Head coach Terry Smith
Championships 0
Division titles 0

The Holland Blast is a franchise in the Independent Basketball Association based in Holland, Michigan, USA. The Blast is owned by Tom Moore. The Blast play at the Holland Civic Center, former home of Hope College who moved into the new DeVos Fieldhouse. They previously were members of the International Basketball League.

The Holland Blast has produced two IBL Hall of Fame players. Jared Bledsoe, a 6'2 guard originally from Memphis,TN who now resides in Fargo, North Dakota averaged a league best, 43 points per game in the 2006 IBL playoffs and Holland Blasts All-Time Leading Scorer and Assist man, 5'7 Dennis Springs from Toledo, Ohio. Both have gone on to enjoy successful careers playing basketball overseas.

Former assistant coach Terry Smith took over as head coach for the 2007 season after Mike Ahrens submitted his resignation.[1]

Coach Smith was Grand Valley State University’s Men's Basketball Coach from 1997-2004 where he won 110 games. Smith has received many professional honors including the 1996 National Association of Basketball Coaches “Coach of the Year”.

Roster & Coaching Staff[edit]

Roster for the 2008 season

Holland Blast
Current Roster
G 6'2 #3 Jared Bledsoe (Tennessee-Martin)
C 6'9 #44 Duane Bosma (Hope)
G 6'2 #22 Steve Cramer (Hope)
G 6'2 #21 Brian Edwards (Cornerstone)
SG 6'2 #11 Ron Ferguson (Central Lakes HS (MN))
G 6'0 #8 Jeremy File (Western Michigan)
C 6'10 #55 Wade Gugino (Hope)
F 6'6 #15 Dominick Melton (Wisconsin–Parkside)
G 5'6 #1 Dennis Springs (Ferris State)
G 6'0 #5 Julius Vines (Ferris State)
PF 6'10 #42 David Williams (Saginaw Valley State)
PF 6'8 #33 Jonathan Woods (Fresno State)
PG
5'7
#51
JaMarcus Grey
(Jackson Lumen Christi HS)
Holland Blast
Coaching Staff
Head Coach Mike Ahrens
Assistant Coach Teddy Davis, Teddy Davis also coaches for the 'Barnabas Jaguars' Of Barnabas Ministries

Season By Season[edit]

Regular Season
Year Wins Losses Percentage Division
2006 14 8 .636 4th - East Division
2007 10 12 .454 4th - East Division

All-Stars[edit]

2006[edit]

  • Jared Bledsoe
  • James Jackson
  • Dennis Springs

2007[edit]

Dennis Springs Jared Bledsoe

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Holland Blast Announce Head Coach Change". Holland Blast website. 6 August 2006. 

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