Maryland Eastern Shore Sports Information
SALISBURY, Maryland – On Nov. 17, six distinguished contributors to baseball on the Eastern Shore will be honored with induction into the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame (ESBHOF). Among the inductees is University of Maryland Eastern Shore head coach Brian Hollamon.
Hollamon earns induction after a 25-year legacy of playing and coaching baseball on Delmarva, from his time at Sussex Central High School up to his present position coaching the Hawks.
“It is a very nice honor, and I’m very appreciative of the committee for thinking highly enough to induct me.” Hollamon said. “I love the game of baseball, both playing and coaching. I take pride in showing up every day and doing my best.”
A member of the 1989 Delaware State Baseball Champion while at Sussex Central, Hollamon went on to play in two Big League World Series before arriving at Salisbury in 1991. He was an All-Conference player, captain and MVP for the Sea Gulls, hitting .325 his sophomore season and .291 his junior season. He also helped on the mound as a senior, going 4-1 with a 4.05 ERA and 37 strikeouts.
Hollamon parlayed his scholastic and collegiate career into 22 seasons with the Eastern Shore Baseball League. Eighteen of those seasons were with the Perdue Chicks, where he helped lead the team of 11 league championships and five national World Series appearances. With over 530 games with the Chicks, Hollamon is enshrined in their record book numerous times, and earned induction to the National Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014.
His coaching career began in the mid-1990s as an assistant at Maryland Eastern Shore. That was followed by 18 seasons as a high school in Wicomico County, first with Mardela and then 14 years at Parkside High School in Salisbury. Hollamon was named the Hawks head coach in 2017 and is preparing for his second season at the helm.
The ESBHOF Induction Banquet will take place Nov. 17 at The Commons Bistro Room on the campus of Salisbury University. Socials begin at 5 p.m. followed by a 6 p.m. dinner.