STILLWATER, Okla. —
While this will be Holliday’s first head coaching job, the 35-year-old former Oklahoma State standout said his main goal is building on the tradition already in place, including 19 College World Series berths.
“Our history and our players is really something that sets us apart,” Holliday said. “I embrace all the former players. I appreciate every single one of them — many of which were my heroes, my role models, many became my friends and many later became my teammates. To reach out to those people and bring them on board to support our players and our program is what I hope we’ll all join forces to do.”
“Being able to look at this program and understand what it was built on, what it stands for and what it could be in the future is something that’s going to be the goal,” Holliday said. “I want to unite the people that love this program behind the kids that play in it, and I want the energy and passion of support to provide that type of atmosphere that great teams and great programs have.”