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Chad Holbrook reportedly in line to be next College of Charleston baseball coach

Chad Holbrook (File/WCIV)

Former University of South Carolina head baseball coach Chad Holbrook is reportedly in line to be the next head coach at the College of Charleston.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells ABC News 4 Holbrook was on CofC's campus last weekend, and has been in contact with potential assistant coaches about joining him at CofC.

Holbrook resigned as South Carolina's head coach in early June after five seasons with the University. The Gamecocks, who'd won back-to-back College World Series championships prior to Holbrook taking charge of the team, failed to make the postseason twice under Holbrook, including in 2017.

Should Holbrook indeed be named the Cougars' new head coach, he would be replacing Matt Heath, who was fired by the College of Charleston in late June.

Heath has since filed a civil lawsuit against CofC, saying he was denied due process when the college didn't allow him to defend himself against allegations of player abuse used as justification for his firing.

Heath even claims College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell refused to meet with him to discuss the allegations.

Heath served as the Cougars' head coach for two seasons after Monte Lee left to take the head coaching position at Clemson.

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