Northwood Little League hosted South Carolina Head Coach Chad Holbrook at Taylors First Baptist Church on December 9th, 2012. The evening was a huge success as hundreds showed up to eat food from Mutts Barbeque and hear some great stories. Coach Holbrook shared about his days at Northwood, North and South Carolina and even some great stories about his College World Series appearances. The most impactful story was a great testimony about his faith and he spoke in detail about his son Reece and the challenges he has faced with pediatric cancer. Chad Holbrook has a foundation to raise money for this cause and you can learn more at www.winanywayfoundation.org. We want to thank Coach Holbrook for coming to the upstate to speak to Northwood Little League!
Here is a little more information about Chad Holbrook:
Coach Holbrook began his journey in baseball as a player at Northwood Little League in the early 1980’s. During this period, he demonstrated the talent and dedication to the game of baseball that would be the foundation of some of the most successful Tournament Teams in Northwood’s history. Following his Little League career at Northwood, Coach Holbrook became a multiple time All Region and All State Player at Shelby High School. Chad followed up his successful high school career by becoming an All- ACC player at the University of North Carolina where he also earned his degree in Physical Education.
Coach’ Holbrook’s coaching career began as a Graduate Assistant at UNC in 1994. He was quickly promoted to a full time Assistant Coach and developed a reputation as one of the premier recruiters in collegiate baseball. In 2007, Coach Holbrook was named Associate Head Coach at UNC and remained in that position until 2009 when he accepted the position of Associate Head Coach at the University of South Carolina. After serving in this role for three years under Head Coach Ray Tanner and being an integral part of the back to back National Championships in 2010 and 2011, Coach Holbrook was named the Head Baseball Coach at the University of South Carolina on July 16, 2012.
Coach Holbrook is married to the former Jennifer Hilliard and they have two sons, Reece and Cooper