In his first decade as coach (1920-1930) Holman amassed an impressive win-loss record of 108-30 with three Eastern League Championships. In the 1930s City College competed almost every year for a championship. From 1931-1934 City College won 43 games and lost 3 and won two more Eastern League Championships. In the 1940s Holman continued to revolutionize the game with his fast-break attack, sharing of the basketball, and great team defense. With the former great N.Y. Knick coach William "Red" Holzman (Class of 1942 and Hall of Fame inductee, 1980) City College dominated its opponents from 1940-1942 to win another League Championship and receive its first NIT bid in 1941.