WATCH: Chad Holbrook takes over College of Charleston baseball program
Chad Holbrook was officially announced as the new coach of the College of Charleston baseball team at a 10 a.m. press conference in Charleston on Friday.
Holbrook was the head coach of the University of South Carolina baseball team until resigning this summer. He followed in the footsteps of Ray Tanner, who left the the position to take over as the Gamecocks' athletic director.
"This is where we want to be, this is where I want to be. This is where we're supposed to be," Holbrook told those in attendance. He said recruiting would begin immediately and his goal at CofC is a national championship, nothing shorter.
""To you, our players and alumni - this is your program. This is not my program. It's yours," Holbrook said.
He also said nothing would make him happier than being able to finish his career at College of Charleston.
While in charge of the baseball program at USC, Holbrook compiled a 200-106 overall record and .654 winning percentage. The Gamecocks made three NCAA Regional appearances, with two NCAA Super Regionals in 2013 and 2016.
Prior to joining the Gamecock program, Holbrook worked for 15 seasons on the North Carolina coaching staff. While at UNC, the Tar Heels made 11 NCAA Tournament appearances, including four NCAA Super Regionals and three trips to the College World Series. The 2007 squad also captured an ACC Championship title, the first in Chapel Hill since 1990, when Holbrook was a freshman player.
CHAD HOLBROOK’S COACHING RESUME
Assistant Coach – North Carolina (1994-2007)
Associate Head Coach – North Carolina (2007-08)
Associate Head Coach – South Carolina (2009-12)
Head Coach – South Carolina (2013-17)
Head Coach – College of Charleston (2017-present)
CHAD HOLBROOK’S YEAR-BY-YEAR HEAD COACHING RECORD
2013: 43-20 (NCAA Super Regional)
2014: 44-18 (NCAA Regional)
2016: 46-18 (NCAA Super Regional)
Total: 200-106 (.654)