Chad Holbrook is out as USC’s head baseball coach after missing postseason play again this year
Columbia, SC (Paul Kirby) – After missing out on postseason play again this year, the University of South Carolina’s head baseball coach Chad Holbrook has resigned. His resignation is effective immediately. This was released by the University yesterday afternoon.
Holbrook decided to leave the position he had held since former baseball coach Ray Tanner was made the athletic director. Holbrook said that he is pursuing other opportunities after several meetings with Tanner regarding the program.
Once again this year the Gamecocks didn’t make it to the NCAA tournament. They finished 35-25 with a 13-17 performance in their division, the SEC. This is the second time in the past three years that the Gamecocks have finished after regular season play and failed to make the postseason tournament.
Holbrook released a statement through the University Tuesday saying:
“I want to thank our fans, players, coaching staff and everyone that touched Carolina baseball. This will always be a special place for me and my family. Wearing that jersey, being a part of two national championships, and meeting so many great people are things I will always treasure. I will always be a Gamecock! At the end of the day, this was the best decision for us. I wish Coach Tanner and this program I love so much nothing but the best. Forever to Thee!”
AD Ray Tanner also released a statement regarding his former assistant coach. In it he said:
“We thank Coach Holbrook for his dedication and commitment to the program and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said Coach Tanner. “He and his family were part of some great memories at South Carolina and we will miss them.”
Tanner has said that he will talk about the future of the program at a press conference that is scheduled for Wednesday.