Holley leaves Milford Mill to become new boys basketball coach at Friends

Milford Mill boys basketball coach Albert Holley, who guided the Millers to two state titles in his six years at the western Baltimore County school, has become the new head coach at Friends School.

A graduate of Randallstown High and the University of Baltimore, Holley led the Millers to 123 wins and the past four Baltimore County championships. Friends, which competes in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference, went 4-20 under coach Bill Pace last season.

"It's going to be a great challenge, taking a program that hasn't had much success and turn it into a successful one, so we'll need to change the culture first," Holley said. "Because it's a K through 12 school, the plan is to start with the middle school and make sure it's sound so we can develop players and go from there."

While he described leaving Milford Mill "bittersweet," Holley said he was looking forward to the new challenge at Friends.

"Milford Mill was the school that gave me an opportunity and I'll be forever grateful. It allowed me to grow and put me in a position to move forward with this opportunity. My time at Milford Mill was valuable and prepared me for this opportunity," he said.

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