Podcast: University of Maryland Eastern Shore Head Baseball Coach Brian Hollamon

University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Brian Hollamon was named head baseball coach on August 21, 2017. The former Hawks assistant was a graduate assistant with the Hawks from 1996-99 when he earned his Masters Degree from the university.

Hollamon came to UMES from Parkside High School where he built a secondary school into a powerhouse in the Delaware Tri-Area, along the Eastern Seaboard, coaching the team to 14 straight winning seasons from 2003-2017. While at Parkside, under his helm, the team won three titles, two Maryland Public Schools title, Athletic Association 2A East Region Championships, four Maryland East Regional Championships, and two State Finalist Appearances (2009, 2014).

His players have gone on to play baseball at all levels including NCAA Division I. The former three -time high school Coach of the Year  (2006, 2008, 2011) and twice District 8 coach of the Year (2009, 2014) was recognized by the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches as the Amateur Coach of the Year for his work in high school and American Legion Baseball.

Before coaching, the Delaware native played four years of collegiate baseball at Division III Salisbury University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management. He was named team MVP and earned All-Conference honors at shortstop.

Black College Nines caught up with Coach Hollamon as he talked about his Hawks program, his career as the coach, his plans for the future leading UMES baseball, the pandemic, his student-athlete, and preparing for the 2021 season.

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