Tuskegee University Baseball Coach Reginald Hollins Elected to the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame

The Tuskegee University Athletic Hall of Fame Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of former Golden Tiger baseball player and head coach Reginald Hollins for enshrinement into the Tuskegee University Athletic Hall of Fame.

Hollins will be inducted into the Class of 2022. The inductees will include ten former Tuskegee student-athletes. Hollins earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Tuskegee 2006-2010.

As a player, Hollins was a pitcher-infielder, hitting .364 as a junior and .321 as a senior. He set a record as the third-hardest batter to strike out in NCAA Division II while also being a top pitcher in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (14th in fewest BB/9 IP).  During his playing career at Tuskegee, Hollis made the All-SIAC conference team. He became the assistant coach from 2011-2016 before being promoted to head coach in 2017.

Coach Hollins will enter his six seasons as head coach of the baseball program in 2022. In his first season, he led the Golden Tigers to 24 wins marking the highest win total for Tuskegee baseball since 1999 when that team finished 21-15-1.

In Hollins’ first season as an assistant in 2011, the Golden Tiger team went on to win the NCAA Statistical Champion Award in the category of triples, 0.8 triples per game (28 triples in 25 games).

As the assistant coach, In 2013 and 2014, the Golden Tigers made back-to-back appearances in the SIAC conference championship game.

During his coaching tenure, Reginald Hollins was a position coach to 11 players that were selected to the All-SIAC Team, All-SIAC Tournament Team, and All-SIAC Academic Team.

He has served in multiple roles such as pitching coach, infield coach, hitting and first base coach, third base coach, and recruiting coordinator.

There is not a single coach in the hall of fame who achieved success by himself. It takes the outstanding efforts of the players and assistant coaches and the sacrifices they make to have a successful program. It takes the support and hard work of the athletics staff as well as the leadership of the university administrators. Hollins is blessed to call Tuskegee University home. His accomplishment would not have been possible without the contributions of hard work he put into the program.

Reginald Hollins has not only had success on the field but has trained student-athletes and coaches on what it takes to succeed. As a coach, he has had success with the teams he has managed, and the players he has coached have achieved national recognition for their athletic and academic achievements. Some students have fulfilled their goal of playing professional baseball, leaving Tuskegee to play professionally.

Hollins stated “being selected as a first-ballot Hall of Famer at Tuskegee University brought a pinch to myself is this a real moment. It’s surreal knowing that you are amongst so many elite athletes that paved the way. I am so excited to share this accomplishment with the many coaches, mentors, teammates, and family members that invested time into my playing and coaching career. My biggest hope is to inspire current and future athletes/coaches to know that dreams do turn into realities with the right mindset. I thank God for this electric feeling because this will forever be a legacy what an honor!”

Hollins will take his rightful place in the Hall of Fame during the 2022 Enshrinement Weekend scheduled during the first home football game of the 2022 season.

Adding to this good news… Hollins and his wife recently welcomed their first child.

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