Chad Holbrook, who resigned as South Carolina baseball coach last week, took out a half-page ad in The State newspaper on Wednesday to express his gratitude to Gamecocks fans.
“Thank you Gamecock Nation for 9 incredible years,” Holbrook said in the ad. “Our family is blessed. Forever to Thee! Sincerely, The Holbrooks.”
The ad contains a photograph of Holbrook celebrating in the third-base coaching box as Scott Wingo heads home with the winning run on a hit by Whit Merrifield against UCLA in the 2010 College World Series. Holbrook was an assistant under Ray Tanner on that team.
Holbrook resigned after five seasons as USC head coach with a 200-106 record.
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Tanner is conducting a national search for Holbrook’s successor.