Joey Holcomb enters his second season as a volunteer assistant coach for the UNCG baseball program in 2014.
Holcomb worked directly with the Spartan catchers in 2013 and mentored Cambric Moye who was selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft. Moye hit .303 in 53 games last season while also tallying 59 hits, six home runs and 35 RBI. He was also named the Southern Conference Player of the Week after hitting .529 to help the Spartans to a 3-1 week that included a series win over No. 22 Georgia Southern.
With Holcomb’s help, the UNCG offense compiled a Southern Conference-best .311 batting average. It was the first time UNCG had ever finished on top of the league rankings in the statistic. In all, the Blue and Gold ended the season in the top four of the SoCon in batting average, slugging percentage, hits, doubles and sacrifice flies. On a national scale, the Spartans were 12th in batting average, 17th in slugging percentage, 23rd in doubles per game, 26th in home runs per game, 29th in hits, 31st in home runs, 33rd in scoring (runs per game) and 34th in total doubles.
Holcomb spent the last four seasons as assistant head coach at Huntington College. His on-field duties included working directly with Hawks' outfielders and catchers. Holcomb helped mentor junior catcher Grant Brown to D3baseball.com All-South Region accolades.
In 2012, the Hawks garnered a 30-12 record and captured the Great South Atlantic Conference title after falling in the title game in 2011.
Holcomb's previous coaching experience includes one season as an assistant at Clay-Chalkville High School in 2008 and two seasons as a Huntingdon graduate assistant in 2006 and 2007.
In his season at Clay-Chalkville, Holcomb coached two All-State performers and helped the Cougars reach the Class 6A playoffs. In his two seasons as a Huntingdon graduate assistant, the Hawks were 59-26. Huntingdon finished in a tie for the Great South Athletic Conference regular-season title in 2007.
As a player with the Hawks, Holcomb enjoyed a successful career. As a junior, he earned All-Conference as a catcher. He graduated from Huntingdon in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in biology and later earned his master's in secondary education. In addition to his collegiate playing career with the Hawks, he also played two seasons at East Central Community College in Decatur, Miss.
Holcomb is married to the former Brittany Reed.