Continuing what has been a carousel of coaching changes in Hood County, Trey Holcomb is leaving Tolar after three years as head baseball coach.
Holcomb announced over the weekend that he is going to work for the Fort Worth School District. He said he will coach football and teach at McLean Middle School.
“Tolar had no opportunities for my wife, and Fort Worth offered me a lot more money,” Holcomb said in a text, while also posting on Facebook that it is hard for he and his family to leave the town they have called home for the past three years.
Holcomb said he might also get the chance to be an assistant baseball coach at Paschal.
Holcomb came to Tolar three years ago and took over the Rattlers baseball program when Brad Morgan moved into administration as the principal at Tolar Middle School.
In Holcomb’s three seasons at the helm, the Rattlers were 38-36 overall and 13-25 in district play. The league record, however, is somewhat misleading because of a 1-13 district legder in 2012. The other two seasons the Rattlers challenged for the playoffs.
Holcomb’s best season at Tolar was his first. In 2011 the Rattlers posted a 17-8 record and narrowly missed the playoffs.
Tolar tied Millsap for third place in 10-2A but lost a tiebreaker because they were swept in league play by the Bulldogs. The Rattlers had a two-game lead with four to play, but lost three of their final four, while Millsap won three of four.
“Trey did a good job,” said Morgan, who recently became the Tolar athletic director. “One thing he did that was really good is he kept the numbers up and was fielding JV teams ever year, It’s important we do that.”
Morgan said he hopes to have Holcomb’s replacement named before the end of July. In addition to coaching baseball, Holcomb was an assistant football coach.
Before coming to Tolar, Holcomb was the head coach at Quanah for two seasons. He also worked as an assistant for 10 years.
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