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Bobby Holmes

Coastal Carolina University
Right-Handed Pitcher
MBA; Undergrad - Interdisciplinary Studies


Bobby Holmes graduated with an undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies with a 3.70 GPA and is working toward his MBA with a 4.0 GPA in his first semester (Fall 2018). Holmes is a two-time Big South Presidential Honor Roll member and a two-time Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List honoree. He is an eight-time member of the dean’s list and was named to the president’s list in Fall 2018. In 2016, Holmes was honored at the College World Series for having the highest GPA among the eight-team participants during the opening ceremonies.


Holmes is an exceptional young man who has overcome much adversity throughout his life, including most recently undergoing and recovering from Tommy John surgery. He is a leader both on and off the field and someone who is the first to volunteer and take the team to charity outings and events.


Holmes is a volunteer for the Miracle League, which provides opportunities for children with disabilities to play Miracle League baseball and other sports, regardless of their disabilities. Holmes was the lead organizer in hosting the baseball league event in 2016 and has helped spearhead CCU’s participation in the Miracle League’s events each of the last three years. He has been a huge part of the community’s hurricane relief efforts for Louisiana in 2017 and most recently at home in Horry County in South Carolina in 2018, setting up sand bags, delivering food and supplies to those in need, as well as aiding in helping gather supplies and needed essentials.

Holmes also helps put together a team initiative each year to provide Thanksgiving dinners for the less fortunate (2014-18) and purchase, wrap and deliver Christmas gifts to families in need (2014-18). Holmes is part of the Night to Shine Ministry, an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. He also is one of many CCU student-athletes who takes part in the reading program with elementary schools in the local area.


Holmes, who was named to the 2017 NCBWA Preseason Stopper of the Year watch list, suffered an injury in 2017 and missed all of 2018 due to Tommy John surgery. He was a 2015 Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American, the 2015 Big South Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the 2015 All-Big South Second Team. He has posted a 16-6 overall record with 11 saves and a 3.39 ERA over three full seasons on the mound for the Chanticleers. In CCU’s postseason run to the 2016 National Championship, Holmes pitched in nine of CCU’s 14 NCAA postseason games (18.2 innings) and was 3-0 with two saves, a team-best 1.93 ERA and a .200 opponent batting average. In fact, he picked up the win in both of CCU’s victories at LSU in the Super Regionals.