Patterson Mill's Holly Ismail named assistant women's basketball coach at Harford Community College

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Holly Ismail, whose Patterson Mill Huskies won three girls basketball state championships in four years, has accepted a position as assistant women's basketball coach at Harford Community College, the school's athletic director said.

Ismail verbally accepted the position Tuesday, Harford Community College Athletic Director Ken Krsolovic said.

In Chicago this week, Ismail confirmed her new role.

"I'm excited about it," she said by text message.

Krsolovic noted Ismail's accomplishments at Patterson Mill and her "stellar playing career" at Syracuse.

"She brings a lot to the table for us" in areas such as "her knowledge of the area athletes and teams," Krsolovic said.

He said Ismail joins a program that has already had success at the national tournament level, with appearances in the NJCAA Division I women's basketball tournament in 2016 and 2017.

"She's going to be a great addition to our staff," Krsolovic said.

Ismail, wife of former Ravens wide receiver Qadry Ismail, was head coach at Patterson Mill for five seasons, during which she compiled a record of 108-23, including three state championships and four region titles. The Huskies won the 2A title in 2014 and 2015 and the 1A title in 2017.

Ismail coached her daughter, Qalea, on the 2014 and 2015 teams. Qalea scored the 1,000th point of her high school career in 2014 on a night Patterson Mill upset top-ranked Aberdeen.

Ismail was an assistant during the 2011-12 season, the first time the Huskies reached the state semifinals.

Patterson Mill is the only Harford school with three girls basketball state championships.

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