|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|North Carolina (Asst.)
North Carolina (Assoc. Head Coach)
South Carolina (Assoc. Head Coach)
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
2011 Assistant Coach of the Year (ABCA/Baseball America)
Chad Holbrook is the head baseball coach of South Carolina. Prior to becoming head coach for the Gamecocks, Holbrook was an assistant for both the University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina.
At the conclusion of his playing career, Holbrook served as an undergraduate assistant coach for the 1994 season before being promoted to Assistant Coach in 1995 and Associate Head Coach in 2007. In his 15 seasons on the Tar Heel coaching staff, North Carolina made 11 NCAA tournament appearances and three College World Series appearances.
After the 2008 season, Holbrook left North Carolina to become the Associate Head Coach at South Carolina. In Holbrook's time as Associate Head Coach, South Carolina won back-to-back national championships in 2010 and 2011 and finished as the national runner-up in 2012. In 2011, ESPN the Magazine named Holbrook the 10th best recruiter in all of college athletics. After the 2011 season, Holbrook was named Assistant Coach of the Year by 2011 Assistant Coach of the Year by the ABCA and Baseball America.
Holbrook became head coach after Ray Tanner became the Athletic Director at South Carolina following the 2012 season. In his first season as head coach, Holbrook and the Gamecocks finished with a 43-20 overall record and finished second in the SEC Eastern division with a 17-12 record in conference play. The Gamecocks hosted and won the Columbia Regional. However, the team lost two out of three games to the North Carolina Tar Heels in the NCAA Super Regionals.
Head coaching record
|South Carolina Gamecocks (Southeastern Conference) (2013–present)|
|2013||South Carolina||43–20||17–12||2nd (East)||NCAA Super Regional|
|2014||South Carolina||44–18||18–12||2nd (East)||NCAA Regional|