Inspiring the Athlete: Eugene Holloman

Being the Change

A two-time all-conference running back at JMU, Eugene Holloman (’09) suffered a knee injury going into his senior year that ended his playing career. Discouraged but not defeated, he shifted his priorities to his education. Holloman received a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology, then went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from Kaplan University in 2012. Drawing on his experiences at Madison, Holloman applied for and was accepted into the Leadership Development Program at Amerigroup, which is now a part of the health insurance provider Anthem. A member of the company’s management team, Holloman is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in strategic leadership.

It was in graduate school that Holloman discovered his passion for writing. His first novel, The Athlete-Student: Freshman Year (2018), is based on his experience as a scholarship athlete having to fight through challenges both on the field and in the classroom. A second novel is in the works. Through his writings and community involvements, Holloman encourages student-athletes to focus on their education in addition to their extracurricular activities. He currently sits on the board of directors for the South Hampton Roads YMCA and is responsible for three scholarships offered to middle- and high-school student-athletes through his publishing company, Holloman House Publishing.

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Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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