Holly Long begins her third year as Director of Basketball Operations at Rice, after spending 2011-12 as an Academic Advising Coordinator at Rice. Long continues to be responsible for the team's academic in addition to operations duties.
Prior to teaming up with the Owls, Long spent four years as an assistant basketball coach at Texas State University where the team won the 2008 Southland Conference regular season title and advanced to the second round of the WNIT.
Before she joined the Texas State staff, Long spent one season at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) where she helped guide the Crimson Hawks to a 2007 PSAC Conference Championship and a trip to the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen.
Previous to IUP, Long spent two seasons at Sam Houston State as a graduate assistant coach, completing her master's degree in kinesiology (2006). Long also spent two seasons in the junior college ranks coaching at Grayson County College and Kilgore College before her SHSU stint. Both teams reached their respective Regional Tournaments in Long's season on the sidelines.
Long, competing as Holly Sartor, completed her undergraduate degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in teacher education at LeTourneau University (2002). A four-year letter winner at LU, Sartor was twice named an All-Conference Academic selection and helped lead her team to the Regional Tournament three times.