Chad Holbrook

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Chad Holbrook
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team South Carolina
Record 165–81 (.671)
Biographical details
Born January 14,1971
Alma mater University of North Carolina
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1994–2007 North Carolina (Asst.)
2007–2008 North Carolina (Assoc. HC)
2009–2012 South Carolina (Assoc. HC)
2012–Present South Carolina
Head coaching record
Overall 165–81 (.671)
Accomplishments and honors

2011 Assistant Coach of the Year ([[American Baseball Coaches Association|ABCA]]/Baseball America)

2010 Recruter of the year

Chad Holbrook is the head baseball coach at the University 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.

Playing career[edit]

Holbrook attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill from 1990 to 1993, receiving second-team All-ACC honors as a senior. He graduated in 1994 with a degree in physical education.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

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.[1] In his 15 seasons on the Tar Heel coaching staff, North Carolina made 11 NCAA tournament appearances and three College World Series appearances.[2]

South Carolina[edit]

After the 2008 season, Holbrook left North Carolina to become the Associate Head Coach at South Carolina.[1] 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.[1] In 2011, ESPN the Magazine named Holbrook the 10th best recruiter in all of college athletics.[2] 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.[2]

Holbrook became head coach after Ray Tanner became the athletic director at South Carolina following the 2012 season.[2] 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.


Holbrook's father, Eddie Holbrook, was the head basketball coach at Gardner–Webb University and Furman University.[1] Holbrook and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons, Reece and Cooper.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
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
2015 South Carolina 32–25 13–17 5th (East)
2016 South Carolina 46–18 20–9 1st (East) NCAA Super Regional
South Carolina: 165–81 68–50
Total: 165–81

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball Media Guide (PDF). University of South Carolina. 2012. p. 24. 
  2. ^ a b c d Smith III, Willie (16 July 2012). "Holbrook named USC baseball coach". The Greenville News. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 

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