CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston baseball coach Monte Lee is happy to announce that former players Jimmy Holton and Tyler Jackson will be wearing the maroon and gold in 2014 as undergraduate assistant coaches.
Holton and Jackson continue a proud line of former players who will cut their teeth as assistants while completing their undergraduate degrees at College of Charleston.
“We are excited to bring these guys on to our coaching staff,” Lee said. “They exemplified maturity and leadership as student-athletes on the field, and I look forward to them joining us in the dugout.”
A native of West Palm Beach, Fla., Holton played three years with CofC after redshirting in 2010. As the team’s catcher, he was a part of two NCAA Tournament squads and finished his career with 20 runs scored and 13 RBI. He made 553 putouts behind the plate with 68 career assists for a .989 fielding percentage.
Jackson came to College of Charleston before the 2012 season as a product of Spartanburg Methodist junior college. In two seasons, he totaled 35 RBIs and a sported a .353 slugging percentage as a first baseman and designated hitter, helping CofC to an at-large berth in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. He committed just three errors with 349 putouts for a career fielding percentage of .992.
Holton and Jackson join an experienced coaching staff that all boast professional playing experience in head coach Monte Lee, assistants Matt Heath and Chris Morris and volunteer assistant Brandon Sizemore.
College of Charleston finished second in the Southern Conference last season with an 18-11 conference record, 31-26 overall. The Cougars will return all but two starters to the batting lineup in 2014, including Freshman All-American Carl Wise.