Holloway Steps Down at Houghton Lake

When the Houghton Lake football program takes to the field for the upcoming season, it will be under a new direction.

Veteran coach and school administrator Joe Holloway has stepped down after six years as the program’s head coach. Holloway recently accepted the assistant superintendent position with Constantine Public Schools.

“It’s the toughest part when you leave you see the effort and you see how much hard work they’re putting into it and knowing you’re not going to coach them next year. You never want to go,” Holloway said. “We want to make sure we’re providing the best for our players.”

Under Holloway’s leadership, the Bobcats made three postseason appearances (2019, 2017, 2016) and won a share of a Highland Conference championship in 2019, going 6-4. Their playoff win over Harrison in 2017 was the program’s first postseason victory since 2001 and just its third overall.

A search to find Holloway’s replacement is underway.

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