Holland Blast

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Holland Blast
Founded 2005
League IBL (2005-11)
IBA (2012-present)
Team history Holland Blast
Based in Holland, Michigan
Arena Holland Civic Center
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 semi-professional basketball team in the Independent Basketball Association based in Holland, Michigan, USA. The Blast are 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 (2005-11).


The Holland Blast has produced two IBL Hall of Fame players:

Former assistant coach Terry Smith took over as head coach for the 2007 season after Mike Ahrens submitted his resignation.[2]

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 NABC Coach of the Year.

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

IBL All-Stars[edit]


  • Jared Bledsoe
  • James Jackson
  • Dennis Springs


  • Jared Bledsoe
  • Dennis Springs


  1. ^ "Jared Bledsoe". GoCobbers. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Holland Blast Announce Head Coach Change". Holland Blast website. 6 August 2006. 

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