Selma University head baseball coach Adrian Holloway is the local hero born and raised in his hometown of Selma, Alabama. Loved by the locals, he is Selma’s favorite first and foremost. Most recognized person from his high school baseball playing days. After graduating from Selma High School, where he was a Baseball Factory All-American (2001). After high school, he attended Alabama State University on a baseball scholarship and was named Rookie of the Year and a 3-year letterman. He stayed focused on his academics as well and received a bachelor degree in 2007 for Social Work studies.
Coach Holloway has been described as a “personable person”. You see him out and he waves at you, he’s a real person, very competitive from his days of playing college baseball at Alabama State. Last season during Selma baseball programs National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) playoff game in West Palm Beach, Florida, the players spoke how deeply affected many young lives he reaches out to. He is truly an inspirational Hero.
How did coach Holloway choose coaching baseball?
“After my playing career was over I finished my degree and went to work in corporate America. I was an insurance agent for a small company in Pelham, Alabama. About a year later, my mother passed away and I moved back to Selma and took a job in social services at a nursing facility. At that time I also got back into baseball, coaching little league and at the high school. I realized I had a passion for it and I was pretty good at coaching. So, after about 5 years of volunteering, I began applying for coaching jobs at the college and high school level. After several interviews, I accepted the job at my hometown university. With my old high school coach as athletic director, it has been a smoothed transition. Having a mentor on campus who has been around the game like Coach Brown is great. It has been a blessing to have the success we’ve had at Selma University, and we look forward to more”.
Selma is looking for it’s six straight postseason playoff run in 2016.