Assistant Baseball Coach George Holt Honored By Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association
Jan. 17, 2001
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - University of Memphis assistant baseball coach George Holt was honored on Friday by being placed in the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Hall Of Fame for his many years of service at the high school level in Memphis.
Holt was a two-year letterman for the U of M as a catcher in 1963-64 and graduated in 1964 with a BA in education. He received his MA in 1982, also from Memphis. Holt was the head baseball coach at White Station H.S. in Memphis from 1964-1998, amassing a record of 584-223-3 over his 34 year career. He has won one Tennessee state championship, 11 regional championships, 14 MIAA championships, one American Legion Championship and one Connie Mack Championship. He was named the Best of the Preps Coach of the Year in 1968-69, and has been a finalist six other years.
Holt also served as the men's and women's basketball coach at White Station, as well as an assistant football coach. Through the years, Holt has coached 132 players who have received baseball scholarships and 21 players who have received basketball scholarships.
On Wednesday afternoon, Holt was honored and presented his award at a reception in the Athletic Office Building Conference Room at the University of Memphis. Holt, was unable to pick up the award at the official ceremony which took place in Knoxville last Saturday, because of a prior obligation. Head Coach Dave Anderson made the trip for Holt, and was on hand to accept the award on his behalf.