Mike Holder
Volunteer Assistant Coach

Augusta State


Second Season

Michael Holder is in his second year as a volunteer assistant coach at Vanderbilt. The tireless Holder mentors Commodore catchers and oversees field preparation at Hawkins Field.

Holder came to Vanderbilt from Middle Georgia College where he served as an assistant coach under Craig Young. Holder helped the Warriors to the 2001 Junior College World Series and a No. 9 ranking in the final Junior College Division I poll.

At Middle Georgia, Holder's duties included recruiting, instructing outfielders and serving as the squad's hitting coach. In 2001, the team's final batting average was .335. He has helped coach five players later drafted by professional baseball organizations.

Prior to his season at Middle Georgia, Holder served as an assistant coach at Greenbrier High School in Georgia during the 1999 and 2000 seasons. He directed the hitters and outfielders and coached first base.

Holder played collegiate baseball at Georgia Southern from 1995-99, helping the squad to the 1996 and 1997 Southern Conference championships. A four-year letterman, Holder was All-Southern Conference and won National Player of the Week honors from Collegiate Baseball in 1997 as a catcher.

A native of Evans, Ga., the 27-year old Holder was a member of two 4A state championship teams (1993, 1994) at Evans High School.

The Holder File

Full Name: Michael Brian Holder
Born: 2/7/76 in Augusta, Ga.
Hometown: Evans, Ga.

Evans High School, Evans, Ga., 1994
Augusta State, B.S. in Education, 2001

Playing Experience:
Four-year letterman as catcher at Georgia Southern, 1995-1999

Coaching Experience:
Assistant coach at Greenbrier High School in Evans, Ga., 1999-2000
Assistant coach at Middle Georgia College, 2001
Volunteer assistant coach at Vanderbilt, 2002-


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