CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A former head coach of the University of Virginia men’s basketball teams has passed away.

The family of Terry Holland, who also served as the athletic director at UVA, announced his passing on Sunday in Charlottesville. Holland was 80 years old.

UVA says he was the head coach from 1974 to 1990, retiring as the winningest men’s basketball coach, a record that stood for 30 years until current head coach Tony Bennett broke it earlier this year. The buildup to the milestone win gave Bennett time to reflect on Holland, who he credits for creating a program and environment which attracted Bennett to Charlottesville.

"A sad day and his impact was lasting and I had the utmost respect for him as a great basketball and his influence there," Bennett said, "But the more I got to know Coach Holland, the more I love him as a man, and his wife Ann as just an awesome woman and his daughters adored him and his players that played for him, the guys that coached with him know him a lot closer than I did.

"But he put this place at least for my upbringing on the map and established so much of what is today. Every time I was around him, the few times I wouldn't say a lot, but you just always felt like I wanted to put my arm around him and get a hug from him and you just felt good."

During his time at the helm, Holland led the team to a pair of NCAA Final Four berths, three consecutive ACC regulate-season titles, two Elite Eight appearances, one ACC tournament championship, one NIT crown, and nine NCAA tournament appearances.

"As both a successful coach and respected administrator, Terry Holland leaves an indelible imprint on the University of Virginia, the ACC, college basketball and college athletics. He was a true gentleman that embraced his players and colleagues as family," ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips said in a statement.

He started coaching after playing for Davidson, where he joined the coaching staff after graduation. He became the head coach of that team in 1969.

Holland then accepted the UVA job in 1974, which he held until he retired in 1990.

He returned to Davidson as that college’s athletic director and then took on the same role at Virginia from 1994 to 2001.

Holland finished his career serving as the athletic director at East Carolina for 10 years.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters and three grandchildren.