July 16, 2012
2012 Coaching Changes
Holbrook promoted to head coach
at South Carolina
Carolina athletics director Ray Tanner promoted associate head
coach Chad Holbrook to head coach.
For the past four seasons, Holbrook was associate
head coach and recruiting coordinator for the Gamecocks. He was
hitting instructor, oversaw the offense and coached third base.
Holbrook helped South Carolina win consecutive national
championships in 2010 and 2011 while finishing as national
runner-up this past season.
Holbrook was named the 2011 ABCA/Baseball
America Assistant Coach of the Year. In the January 2011
issue of ESPN The Magazine, Holbrook was the No. 10 best
recruiter in all of college sports. He was the only baseball
coach on the list.
Prior to joining South Carolina, Holbrook spent
15 seasons on the coaching staff at North Carolina. During that
time, the Tar Heels reached the NCAA Tournament 11 times. UNC
went to the Super Regionals four times and had three appearances
in the College World Series.
Holbrook played at North Carolina from 1990-93.
He was second team All-ACC as a senior, when he batted .353. He
earned a degree in physical education from UNC in 1994.
Holbrook and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons:
Reece and Cooper.
(photo by Sean Ryan)