Chad Holbrook (Aaron Fitt)


Sky-High Expectations Doomed Holbrook


The Chad Holbrook era at South Carolina came to an end Tuesday night when the Gamecocks announced his resignation after five seasons as head coach. But it’s worth noting that the Holbrook era at South Carolina actually began in the summer of 2008, when he left North Carolina to join Ray Tanner’s staff as recruiting coordinator and hitting coach.

In that capacity, Holbrook was instrumental in constructing the teams that won national championships in 2010 and 2011, and finished as national runner-up in 2012. Gamecock fans should not forget that. Without Holbrook, the South Carolina dynasty might never have[…]