With many NCAA Division 1 teams gathering for their first practices this week, the coaching carousel is starting to grind to a halt. Most vacancies have been filled, such as Justin Blood's acceptance of the head coaching position at Keene State, and Brian Murphy's move from William & Mary to Merrimack.
Some assistant coaching positions have taken a little longer to fill, even at the most prominent programs in New England. Boston College recently rounded out its coaching staff by announcing the hiring of Tyler Holt as its new hitting coach. One other prominent position remains open at the D1 level in New England -- the role of pitching coach at Harvard University.
The hire of Holt is the second major change to the BC coaching staff this summer. Boston College head coach Mike Gambino added Kevin Vance to his staff as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator earlier this summer after Vance's five-year stint as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Rhode Island.
Holt has experience both playing and coaching in the ACC. In a release issued by the BC athletic department, Holt was introduced as a coach who will work with the outfielders and baserunners. In his three seasons on staff at FSU, he helped the Seminoles to a pair of regionals, including an appearance at the 2019 College World Series.