Josh Holliday

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Josh Holliday
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Oklahoma State
Conference Big 12
Record 89–35
Biographical details
Alma mater Oklahoma State
Playing career
1996–1999 Oklahoma State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Oklahoma State (asst.)
NC State (asst.)
Georgia Tech (asst.)
Arizona State (asst.)
Vanderbilt (asst.)
Oklahoma State
Head coaching record
Overall 89–35
Tournaments Big 12: 4–5
NCAA: 5–4

Josh Holliday is an American college baseball coach, currently the head coach of the Oklahoma State Cowboys baseball team. He has held this position since prior to the 2013 season.[1][2]

College career[edit]

Holliday earned four varsity letters at OSU while playing in 256 games, second all-time with the Cowboys. He ranks highly in many statistical categories among Cowboy greats, placing 7th in home runs (53), 1st in walks (225), and in the top five in runs, hits, doubles, total bases, RBI, and hit by pitches.[2]

Minor league career[edit]

After his college career, Holliday was drafted in the 9th round. He played two seasons in Toronto Blue Jays organization.[1][2]

Coaching career[edit]

Prior to the 2001 season, Holliday returned to Stillwater to become a student assistant coach under his father, head coach Tom Holliday. He became a full-time staff member the following season and served for two years. Holliday spent the 2004 season at NC State, who made an NCAA Tournament appearance. Following his single season in Raleigh, Holliday was hired as an assistant at ACC rival Georgia Tech, who reached the 2006 College World Series, won the 2005 ACC Tournament, and were among the nation's elite in several offensive categories. Holliday was named to the staff of Arizona State beginning in 2008. During his tenure, the Sun Devils signed the nation's top recruiting class and appeared in the 2009 College World Series. For his efforts, Vanderbilt named him recruiting coordinator and assistant coach in 2010. The Commodores made a run to the College World Series with Holliday on the staff. It was the program's first College World Series appearance.[3] As recruiting coordinator at Vanderbilt, Holliday helped assemble a roster that would set a SEC record for regular season conference wins with a 26-3 record in 2013,[4] his first year as head coach in Stillwater.[2]

On June 8, 2012, Holliday was named head coach of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, returning to his childhood home to lead the program for which he played. He is the first head coach at OSU who also played for the Cowboys.[2][5]

Head coaching records[edit]

Below is a table of Holliday's yearly records as an NCAA head baseball coach.[6]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Oklahoma State (Big 12 Conference) (2013–present)
2013 Oklahoma State 41–19 13–10 2nd NCAA Regional
2014 Oklahoma State 48–16 18–6 1st NCAA Super Regional
2015 Oklahoma State 0–0 0–0
Oklahoma State: 89–35 31–16
Total: 89–35

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


Josh's father was an assistant coach at Oklahoma State while Josh grew up and while he played at Oklahoma State. The elder Holliday later served as head coach while Josh was an assistant. Josh's brother is Matt Holliday, an All-star with the St. Louis Cardinals. Josh is married with two children.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Oklahoma State hires Josh Holliday". June 8, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Josh Holliday Named Head Baseball Coach". June 8, 2012. Retrieved December 20, 2012. 
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  5. ^ Eric Bailey (June 8, 2012). "Josh Holliday named OSU's new baseball coach". Tulsa World. Retrieved December 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2013 Big 12 Conference Baseball Standings". Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on May 28, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2013.