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After five seasons as head coach of South Carolina, Chad Holbrook has resigned from his post, it was announced on Tuesday night. The resignation is effective immediately.
Holbrook and Athletics Director Ray Tanner held several meetings over the past couple of days discussing the future of the program, and in the end Holbrook felt it was best to step down to "pursue other opportunities."
“I want to thank our fans, players, coaching staff and everyone that touched Carolina baseball,” Holbrook said in a statement. “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. I wish Coach Tanner and this program I love so much nothing but the best. Forever to Thee!”
Holbrook was an assistant coach on the two national championship teams and took over when Tanner became the AD. Holbrook made the Super Regionals in two of his five seasons, but also missed the NCAA Tournament twice, including this past season.
Tanner will hold a press conference at Founders Park on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the future of the baseball program.
“We thank coach Holbrook for his dedication and commitment to the program and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” Tanner said in a statement. “He and his family were part of some great memories at South Carolina and we will miss them.”