Holbrook’s resignation has Gamecocks in search mode

uscbase-holbrookSouth Carolina athletics director and former Gamecocks baseball coach Ray Tanner is once again looking to hire his replacement on the diamond following successor Chad Holbrook’s resignation Tuesday.

After the Gamecocks failed to qualify for the NCAA postseason, the two held meeting to discuss the future of the program. Holbrook made the decision to step down effective immediately to “pursue other opportunities” he said in a statement.

“I want to thank our fans, players, coaching staff and everyone that touched Carolina baseball,” said Holbrook. “This will always be a special place for me and my family. Wearing that jersey, being a part of two national championships, and meeting so many great people are things I will always treasure. I will always be a Gamecock! At the end of the day, this was the best decision for us.”

“We thank Coach Holbrook for his dedication and commitment to the program and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said Tanner. “He and his family were part of some great memories at South Carolina and we will miss them.”

Holbrook has been at South Carolina since 2009, serving as recruiting coordinator and associate head coach for four seasons before replacing Tanner after the 2012 season. He compiled a 200-106 record in five seasons, making two NCAA Super Regionals while twice missing the playoffs.

Tanner will hold a press conference at Founders Park on Wednesday to discuss the move.

Photo courtesy of USC Athletics

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