CCU football hires former pro Hollowell as assistant

T.J. Hollowell, who played four seasons in professional football, has been named assistant football coach, Coastal Carolina head coach Joe Moglia announced today.

Hollowell fulfills a new NCAA Division I FBS rule that allows a 10th on-field assistant coach. He will work with the Chanticleer defensive line as well as have responsibilities with the special teams.

Hollowell spent two seasons as defensive coordinator at Santa Margarita (Calif.) Catholic HS, helping the Eagles to a 7-4 record and Maxpreps.com national ranking of 49th this past season.

Prior to his arrival at Santa Margarita, Hollowell spent one season (2015) at Youngstown State. The Penguins linebackers had a solid all-around performance in 2015 which helped the defense have one its best campaigns in years. Lee Wright and Armand Dellovade earned All-Missouri Valley Football Conference accolades for their standout performances.

Hollowell was an assistant coach at Huntsville (Texas) High Schools in 2014. However, he got his first taste of collegiate football, working in three capacities over four years at Nebraska.

While working with the Cornhuskers’ defense in 2013, Hollowell helped linebacker Lavonte David earn the Big Ten’s Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year award, while Alfonzo Dennard was named the Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year. In 2012, Nebraska played in the Big Ten Championship game and the Capital One Bowl while posting a 10-4 mark. He spent the 2010 campaign as an intern and worked with the Husker strength and conditioning staff in 2008 and ‘09.

A former starter at linebacker for Nebraska, Hollowell signed with the New York Giants as a free agent in 2004 and spent two seasons in the NFL. He played for the New York Giants in 2004 and the New York Jets in 2005, while spending two training camps with the Denver Broncos. He also spent parts of two years in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Eskimos.

During his time with the Cornhuskers (2000-03), Hollowell compiled 173 career tackles in helping the Huskers to four bowl games, including the BCS National Championship Game in 2001.

As a senior, he earned honorable mention All-Big 12 recognition from the league coaches and Associated Press as he tallied 80 stops, including eight tackles for losses and two interceptions. He tied Nebraska’s school record with eight pass breakups by a linebacker and was part of a defense that forced a school-record 47 turnovers.

A standout at Copperas Cove High School in Texas, he finished his career as the school’s leader in career tackles with 311. As a senior, he had 159 tackles, 21 TFLs and three sacks as he earned Class 5A All-State.

Hollowell received his degree in sociology from Nebraska in 2009. He and his wife, Jessica, have two sons, Tommy and Kingston.

HOLLOWELL COACHING TIMELINE:
2008-09 – University of Nebraska (Volunteer Strength & Conditioning)
2010 – University of Nebraska (Defensive Intern, Linebackers)
2011-13 – University of Nebraska (Graduate Assistant, Linebackers & Dimes)
2014 – Huntsville (Texas) HS (Assistant Coach, Outside Linebackers/Safeties)
2015 – Youngstown State University (Assistant Coach, Linebackers)
2016-17 – Santa Margarita (Calif.) Catholic HS (Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers and Safeties)
2018-pres. – Coastal Carolina University (Assistant Coach, Defensive Line/Special Teams)

Photo courtesy of NU Athletics

Comments

comments

Knaffle drives into bright future at South Carolina

Knaffle drives into bright future at South CarolinaSt. James High's Smith Knaffle has had plenty of time [more]

Chants drop third straight, down to last shot at bowl

Chants drop third straight, down to last shot at bowlCoastal Carolina suffered its third consecutive defeat Saturday to remain [more]

Chiefs charge past Tigers to reach Lower State semis

Chiefs charge past Tigers to reach Lower State semisMatt Reel spent a portion of the moments leading up [more]

Seahawks' hot start forces playoff rematch with NMB

Seahawks' hot start forces playoff rematch with NMBWhen Myrtle Beach traveled to Marlboro County one month ago, [more]

Panthers' playoff run hits wall against Summerville

Panthers' playoff run hits wall against SummervilleMarc Morris knew his team needed a near-perfect performance to [more]

Longtime MBHS volleyball coach Church steps down

Longtime MBHS volleyball coach Church steps downLarry Church's final match as Myrtle Beach High volleyball coach [more]

MB Invitational: Upsets set up UCF, WKU in title game

MB Invitational: Upsets set up UCF, WKU in title gameThe Knights used a stifling defense to hold St. Joseph’s [more]

MB Invitational: WVU rolls; Coastal nets invite for 2019

MB Invitational: WVU rolls; Coastal nets invite for 2019The eight schools scheduled to compete in the 2019 Myrtle [more]

Field conditions a concern for Wilson-NMB playoff tilt

Field conditions a concern for Wilson-NMB playoff tiltMatt Reel’s North Myrtle Beach football team reached the second [more]

Versatile Green means go for Seahawks' hot offense

Versatile Green means go for Seahawks' hot offenseDean Boyd knows what Jermani Green can do. Boyd, the Marlboro [more]

Local student-athletes take advantage of early signing

Local student-athletes take advantage of early signingThe early signing period opened in full force Tuesday on [more]

Green Wave surges past Chants in road-trip debut

Green Wave surges past Chants in road-trip debutZac Cuthbertson tied his career-high with 31 points, but it [more]

NMB rises to the top with Class 4A volleyball crown

NMB rises to the top with Class 4A volleyball crownAfter losing a hard-fought first set in Saturday's Class 4A [more]

Coastal will host inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl in 2020

Coastal will host inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl in 2020ESPN Events is adding a new bowl game to its [more]

Mohr brothers take major leap at Junior Olympic XC

Mohr brothers take major leap at Junior Olympic XCA pair of Grand Strand brothers made strong showings at [more]

National champs highlight Chants' baseball schedule

National champs highlight Chants' baseball scheduleThe Coastal Carolina baseball team and head coach Gary Gilmore [more]

Coast FA teams post solid showings in NC tourneys

Coast FA teams post solid showings in NC tourneysCoach Joel Banta’s Coast 07 Red first received high praise [more]

Chiefs charge back, claim Class 4A volleyball crown

Chiefs charge back, claim Class 4A volleyball crownThe North Myrtle Beach Chiefs went to the Class 4A [more]

Red Wolves leave Coastal one win short of bowl bid

Red Wolves leave Coastal one win short of bowl bidArkansas Red Wolves totaled 454 yards of offense on their [more]

Panthers' gamble pays off in OT win over Lexington

Panthers' gamble pays off in OT win over LexingtonMarc Morris had already showed his hand. The Carolina Forest coach [more]

Seahawks, Green ground, pound Devils in first round

Seahawks, Green ground, pound Devils in first roundIn what could have been the final home game of [more]

No. 10 NMB hits the road, runs past Thoroughbreds

No. 10 NMB hits the road, runs past ThoroughbredsThe No. 10-ranked North Myrtle Beach High football team had [more]

River Bluff pulls the plug on Conway's football season

River Bluff pulls the plug on Conway's football seasonAfter the lights went out, the Gators turned it on [more]

Coastal holds off Howard, loses to Panthers in semis

Coastal holds off Howard, loses to Panthers in semisA change in venue did not squelch the excitement in [more]

Seahawks, Chiefs may reap rewards of rigorous region

Seahawks, Chiefs may reap rewards of rigorous regionMickey Wilson didn’t use the term directly. But the Myrtle Beach [more]

Knaffle drives into bright future at South Carolina

Knaffle drives into bright future at South CarolinaSt. James High's Smith Knaffle has had plenty of time [more]

Chants drop third straight, down to last shot at bowl

Chants drop third straight, down to last shot at bowlCoastal Carolina suffered its third consecutive defeat Saturday to remain [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2018 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach