Todd Holden was promoted to Head Coach of the Lynx Women's Basketball program in October of 2018. He joined the Lynx staff as an assistant for the 2017-2018 season where he primarily focused on post player development and recruiting. Holden also led skills camps for elementary, junior high and high school players, as well as organizing clinics for coaches and officials.
Prior to joining the Lynx staff, Holden spent seven years of coaching basketball in Japan—first as Head Coach of Tohoku University’s Men’s team, then as Head Coach of Yamagata Bank’s Women’s professional team. In his second year of coaching, his Tohoku University squad elevated from Division 2 to Division 1, and also won the prestigious Seven Universities national tourney—the university’s first championship in forty years. In his first year with Yamagata Bank, his team qualified for the First Division qualification play-in tourney, its first ever in its twenty-year history.
Holden holds a PH.D. in Interdisciplinary Social Science from Syracuse Univeristy, and currently serves as an Associate in Research at Harvard University’s Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and teaches part time in the Film in Media Studies Program at Tufts University and the Sociology Department at Bentley University. He is also an accomplished author and pens novels of varying genres.
Holden resides in Watertown with his wife, Takako, and their two children, Maya and Alex.