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Former USC head coach Chad Holbrook lands coaching position at College of Charleston

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WACH) — Former University of South Carolina head baseball coach Chad Holbrook announced his decision to become head coach at the College of Charleston on Thursday.

Rumors began to swirl that Holbrook would be joining the Cougars after a source with knowledge of the situation told our sister station ABC News4, that Holbrook was on CofC's campus last weekend and had been in contact with potential assistance coaches

Holbrook took to his Twitter page to announce the honor and privilege that he and his family were excited to share.

He also made a statement that his goal is to create a "championship program" that excited the athletes as well as the fans.

Holbrook resigned as South Carolina's head coach in early June after five seasons with the University.

The Gamecocks, who'd won back-to-back College World Series championships prior to Holbrook taking charge of the team, failed to make the postseason twice under Holbrook, including in 2017.

Holbrook is now replacing Matt Heath, who was fired by the College of Charleston in late June.

Heath has since filed a civil lawsuit against CofC, saying he was denied due process when the college did not allow him to defend himself against the allegation of player abuse used as justification for him being fired.

Heath even claimed that CofC's President Glenn McConnell refused to meet with him to discuss the allegations.

Heath served as the Cougar's head coach for two seasons after Monte Lee left to take the head coaching position at Clemson.



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