SWAC Names Robert Holloway Baseball Coordinator of Officials

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has named Robert Holloway its Baseball Coordinator of Officials heading into the 2022 season.

Holloway brings an extensive list of credentials to his new post with the conference. Prior to joining the league office Holloway worked a total of five NCAA Regionals before retiring from officiating this past year.

In addition, he has umpired college baseball in the SWAC, SEC, Conference-USA, Sun Belt and Southland Conference.  He worked the SWAC Baseball Tournament as crew-chief for five years as well as the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament as crew-chief for two years. He also served as crew-chief for the C-USA Baseball Tournament in 2019. Holloway has also worked the MHSAA State Championships and the MACJC State and Regional Championship.

“I’m extremely honored to have the opportunity to give back to the conference that provided me so much over the years,” said Holloway. “I had the opportunity to play baseball and then umpire in the SWAC and to now be named Coordinator of Baseball Officials is truly a blessing.”

Holloway previously has worked as the Director of Sports/Eligibility and Supervisor of Officials for the Mississippi High School Activities Association, a position which primarily entails supervising 3,400 officials in the sports of baseball, basketball, football, softball, volleyball, and soccer.

During his collegiate days Holloway played baseball at Mississippi College and Alcorn State University. After graduating college, he went on to coach high school baseball and basketball.

After his playing and coaching career concluded, he went on to become an administrator in the field of education. He retired in 2010 and began working with the MHSAA.

At MHSAA, he has worked on the National Federation of High School (NFHS) Officials Advisory Committee, the NFHS Football, Baseball, and Basketball Rules Writing Committees.  Holloway served as the Supervisor of Umpires for the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges for eight years where he developed umpires for the junior college ranks along with Division I baseball.


Courtesy Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) media. 

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