Joy Hollingsworth is entering her third season as assistant
women's basketball coach at Seattle University, reuniting her with former her
collegiate coach, Joan Bonvicini. She works primarily with point and shooting
guards and assists with the team's recruiting and scouting efforts.
In her first two seasons, Hollingsworth helped the Redhawks
progress and develop in their transition back to NCAA Division I status. Prior
to joining the Redhawk coaching staff, she was an assistant coach at her alma
mater, Seattle Preparatory School, during the 2008-09 season. She helped guide
the Panthers to an appearance at the 3A Washington State Tournament. In the
fall of 2010, Hollingsworth was inducted into the Seattle Prep Athletic Hall of
Hollingsworth began her college basketball career at the
University of San Francisco. With the Dons she was named the 2003 West Coast
Conference Freshman of the Year and earned honorable mention Freshman
All-American accolades. After playing two seasons at USF, she transferred to
the University of Arizona. In 2005, she was earned the team's Most
Inspirational award and in 2007 she was named the Wildcats' Most Valuable
Player. That same season she was named an All-Pacific-10 Honorable Mention
honoree. She continued her basketball career after graduating for Arizona in
Athens, Greece for one season.
She is a 2007 graduate of the University of Arizona, where she
received a Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. She earned her
Master's in Education in Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership from the
University of Washington in 2009. A published writer, Hollingsworth's has
written for ESPN Hoopgurlz, NCAA Champion Magazine, the WBCA magazine and is in
the final stages of completing her first book Post Game: Life After Basketball Part 1.
Hollingsworth is a Seattle native where her family still resides.
She describes herself as an enthusiastic life-long learner with an endless
imagination. Her life motto is Dream
Big or Go Home.