Tom Holliday (baseball)

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Tom Holliday
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Holliday with the Chatham Anglers in 2021
Biographical details
Born (1953-03-05) March 5, 1953 (age 71)
Uniontown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Playing career
1972–1973 Yavapai
1974–1975 Miami (FL)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1976 Miami (FL) (GA)
1977 Arizona State (GA)
1978–1996 Oklahoma State (P/RC)
1997–2003 Oklahoma State
2004–2006 Texas (P)
2007–2014 NC State (P)
2015 Auburn (P/AHC)
Head coaching record

Tom Holliday (born March 5, 1953) is an American former college baseball coach and current broadcaster.


Holliday spent 40 consecutive years as either a head coach or assistant coach in Division 1 college baseball from 1976–2015, [1] during which his teams made 17 College World Series appearances and won two NCAA National Championships (Arizona State in 1977 & Texas in 2005). He managed the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod Baseball League from 2018 to 2023.


Holliday spent 26 of his 40 years as an NCAA baseball coach at Oklahoma State University, where he was the head coach from 1997 to 2003. Those seven seasons represent Holliday's only collegiate head coaching experience, highlighted by a College World Series appearance in 1999. Before that, he was Oklahoma State's pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for 19 years, from 1978 to 1996.

Holliday was the pitching coach at the University of Texas from 2004 to 2006, and was part of the Longhorns' 2005 National Championship team. [2] He then became the pitching coach and associate head coach at North Carolina State University from 2007–2014. [3] Holliday's final season coaching an NCAA baseball program was in 2015, when he spent one year as the pitching coach at Auburn University. [4]

The Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod Baseball League named Holliday their manager on August 10, 2017. [5] Holliday succeeded John Schiffner, then the winningest manager in league history, who retired after 25 years as Chatham's manager following the 2017 season to become an assistant coach at the University of Maine. [6] Under Holliday, the Anglers amassed a record of 84-91-18. In his first season, he led the club to the Cape League Championship Series before falling to the Wareham Gatemen. On June 12, 2023, in the middle of his fifth season with Chatham, Holliday resigned from the position of Anglers manager, citing "personal health reasons." [7] [8]

Following his Division One coaching career, Holliday launched his broadcasting career as an analyst with Fox College Sports. [9] He also served as Dave Hunziker's analyst for Oklahoma State games on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ beginning in 2020.


Both of Holliday's sons are prominent baseball figures. His younger son, Matt Holliday, is a retired Major League outfielder and a 2011 World Series Champion with the St. Louis Cardinals. Older son Josh Holliday is the head baseball coach at Oklahoma State University. Tom's grandson, Jackson Holliday, was the 1st overall pick in the 2023 Amateur baseball draft, who made his major league debut with the Orioles on April 10, 2024. Jackson is Matt Holliday's eldest son. [10]

Head coaching record

Statistics overview
Oklahoma State Cowboys (Big 12 Conference)(1997–2003)
1997 Oklahoma State 46–1921–92nd NCAA Regional
1998 Oklahoma State 40–2115–126th NCAA Regional
1999 Oklahoma State 46–2118–94th College World Series
2000 Oklahoma State 36–2214–136th
2001 Oklahoma State 42–2216–145th NCAA Regional
2002 Oklahoma State 37–2113–135th
2003 Oklahoma State 34–2314–136th
Oklahoma State:281–150

      National champion        Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion        Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion      Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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