STEVE HOLM HIRED AS HITTING COACH
Steve Holm joins the Hornets after a 12-year professional career.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento State baseball head coach Reggie Christiansen has announced the hiring of former Major League Baseball catcher Steve Holm to an assistant coaching position.
Holm will serve as the team’s hitting coach while assisting with catchers and baserunning. He replaces Tommy Nicholson, who left to take a position at Texas, his alma mater.
“We are thrilled to add Steve to our coaching staff,” Christiansen said. “His professional experience will be a great resource for our players. His background behind the plate will be extremely valuable for our pitchers and catchers as well.”
Holm, a Sacramento native and McClatchy HS graduate, appeared in 59 games over three seasons with the San Francisco Giants (2008-09) and Minnesota Twins (2011). Holm played in 646 minor league games during his 12-year career, with 51 home runs, 103 doubles, 241 runs and 229 RBIs.
Holm played collegiately at Oral Roberts before being drafted in the 17th round by the Giants in 2001. He was a third team All-American as a junior, when he finished seventh in the NCAA with a .437 batting average.
Sacramento State hit .298 as a team last season, the second highest batting average in the Western Athletic Conference, and featured a lineup with five regular starters hitting .300 or better. The Hornets won a share of their first WAC title in school history in 2012 before falling to Fresno State in the WAC Tournament title game.