Dave Holmgren is popular as the father of Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren. Dave is a former college basketball player too.

Chet Holmgren is a freshman who plays as a center for Gonzaga University’s Gonzaga Bulldogs men’s basketball in the West Coast Conference.

He was also the no.1 prospect for the NBA Draft 2022 and was reported to be one of the top picks alongside Jaden Ivey.

The college basketball star was picked 2nd overall in the NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Dave Holmgren Age, Nationality, and Ethnicity

Holmgren’s childhood and family details is still unavailable but he was probably born in the mid-1960s.

Holmgren Sr. stands around 7 feet tall. He is in his fifties. He was born to Australian parents and holds an Australian nationality.

Dave attended the University of Minnesota where he played for his college team from 1984 to 1988.

Dave Holmgren playing for Minnesota

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Dave Holmgren’s Wife and Children

Dave Holmgren is married to his wife Sarah Holmgren. Unfortunately, there is no information about their relationship and married life.

Sarah moved to downtown Minneapolis in the sixth grade where she met Dave.

Dave Holmgren’s wife Sarah Harris and son Chet Holmgren

Dave’s wife Sarah works as a chief operating officer of the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District (DID). Moreover, she also serves as the board member of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and the Walking Minneapolis Foundation, of which she is also a founder.

Chet reportedly has a brother and sister.

Dave Holmgren with his children including Chet Holmgren.

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Dave Holmgren’s son Chet Holmgren

Dave’s son Chet Holmgren currently plays for the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the West Coast Conference. He was born May 1, 2002, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is 19 years old currently.

Chet’s father Dave tained him to play basketball since his childhood. His father and mother have been very supportive of him since his early days.

Dave’s son Chet cooking

He first studied at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis where he played basketball. He averaged 6.2 points and three rebounds per game.

As a freshman at Gonzaga, he averaged 14.1 points and 9.9 rebounds per game and was named the West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year 2022.

He also was a member of the USA u-19 team for the FIBA Under-19 World Cup which won the gold medal. He also won the FIBA Under-19 World Cup MVP.

Chet Holmgren declared his name for the NBA draft 2022 as one of the top prospects. He was selected 2nd overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder.

He made a record by becoming the highest draft selection ever taken out of Gonzaga and the highest selection from the state of Minnesota, outshining Kevin McHale.

Other Awards:

  • Consensus second-team All-American (2022)
  • First-team All-WCC (2022)
  • WCC All-Freshman Team (2022)
  • National high school player of the year (2021)
  • Jordan Brand Classic (2021)
  • Nike Hoop Summit (2021)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2021)
  • Minnesota Mr. Basketball (2021)

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Height of Chet Holmgren and his Father Dave Holmgren

Holmgren Jr. is 7 feet tall and weighs 195 pounds. Dave Holmgren Sr. stands around 7 feet tall. He is in his fifties.

Dave Holmgren Records his son Chet

Dave was spotted carrying a camcorder and recording his son’s play. A source reported that he had been filming his son’s game since sixth grade.

He reportedly films his son’s play to watch it from different angles.

Chet talked about his father’s recording habit and said:

“I’m happy that my dad does that so I’m able to go back and watch everything. Sometimes, back when the games weren’t on TV and stuff, it allowed my grandma to watch all my games, too. So I’m just happy he does it.”

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