Baseball Names Josh Holliday Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator
July 3, 2007
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University head baseball coach Pat Murphy has hired Josh Holliday as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Sun Devil baseball, the baseball program announced today. Holliday comes to Arizona State from Georgia Tech, where he spent the past three seasons.
Holliday has found great success as both a coach and a player at the major college level over the past 12 years. During his three seasons at Georgia Tech, he was a part of an ACC championship team (2005) and a College World Series team (2006). Prior to joining the Yellow Jackets staff in 2005, he spent the 2004 season as a member of the coaching staff at NC State. From 2000 to 2003, Holliday coached at Oklahoma State, where he was a standout player from 1996 to 1999.
'We are very excited about the addition of Josh Holliday to our staff,' said head coach Pat Murphy. 'He is a very bright young coach and we are lucky to have him. He will be a prominent head coach in college baseball before long.'
As a player at Oklahoma State, Holliday earned All-American and Academic All-American honors while helping lead the Cowboys to the 1999 College World Series. He was named the Big Eight Freshman of the Year in 1996 and also earned Freshmen All-America and Academic All-Big Eight honors. He was a Second Team All-Big 12 selection in 1997, then earned First Team All-Big 12 honors as a junior and a senior. He was named Oklahoma State's Male Athlete of the Year in 1999 and was elected to the Oklahoma State Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.
Holliday, who was born in Tempe, has Sun Devil ties through his father Tom. Tom was a member of Jim Brock's staff during ASU's 1977 national championship season. He was formerly the head baseball coach at Oklahoma State and is currently the associate head coach at NC State. Josh's younger brother Matt is an All-Star outfielder with the Colorado Rockies.