“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with such an amazing coaching staff,” Holcomb said. “The UNCG athletic support system of faculty and staff is unbelievable. There is no limitation to what can be accomplished by our student-athletes. I am truly excited to be a part of the UNCG family and I am anxious to see what the future holds for our baseball program.”
Holcomb spent the last four seasons as assistant head coach at Huntington College. His on-field duties included working directly with Hawks’ outfielders and catchers. Holcomb helped mentor junior catcher Grant Brown to D3baseball.com All-South Region accolades.
In 2012, the Hawks garnered a 30-12 record and captured the Great South Atlantic Conference title after falling in the title game in 2011.
“Joey brings great, valuable qualities to our baseball program,” Jarrett remarked. “He is very organized and detail oriented, and has a true desire to be a Spartan. His experience at Huntington from a coaching and recruiting standpoint speaks for itself, and his personality will help tremendously with our on-campus recruiting efforts. Organizing and running our camps will also be an integral part of his job at UNCG. We are very fortunate to have Joey on our staff.”
Holcomb’s previous coaching experience includes one season as an assistant at Clay-Chalkville High School in 2008 and two seasons as a Huntingdon graduate assistant in 2006 and 2007.
In his season at Clay-Chalkville, Holcomb coached two All-State performers and helped the Cougars reach the Class 6A playoffs. In his two seasons as a Huntingdon graduate assistant, the Hawks were 59-26. Huntingdon finished in a tie for the Great South Athletic Conference regular-season title in 2007.
As a player with the Hawks, Holcomb enjoyed a successful career. As a junior, he earned All-Conference as a catcher. He graduated from Huntingdon in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and later earned his master’s in secondary education. In addition to his collegiate playing career with the Hawks, he also played two seasons at East Central Community College in Decatur, Miss.
Holcomb is married to the former Brittany Reed.