Less than three months removed from resigning as the head baseball coach at the University of South Carolina, Chad Holbrook has become the leading candidate for the same position at another Palmetto State baseball program.
Andrew Miller from The Post and Courier reports that Holbrook is the name at the top of the list for College of Charleston as the Cougars work to fill their head coaching vacancy.
According to Miller, Holbrook and an assistant coach each from North Carolina State and Clemson have been contacted about the opening. They were reportedly contacted by a search committee that has been formed to find College of Charleston’s next coach.
University President Glenn McConnell announced the formation of the search committee on Friday afternoon. Over 40 coaches have shown interest, according to Miller, ranging from former Power-5 coaches, current Power-5 assistants, and professional baseball coaches, something athletic director Matt Roberts emphasized.
“The quality and quantity of coaches that have inquired about this position just re-enforces my opinion that the College of Charleston has a national reputation as a great institution and a lot of people want to live in a great city,” he said.
Miller cites a source from within the athletic program who said the aim is to make a choice within two weeks at the latest.
Holbrook leads all of these candidates after five seasons at South Carolina in which he led the Gamecocks to a 200-106 record and three NCAA Tournament appearances. He resigned after South Carolina went 35-25 in 2017 but did not receive a bid into the Regionals.