Coach Church announces a trio of additions to MC baseball staff for 2018-19

Coach Church announces a trio of additions to MC baseball staff for 2018-19

Maryville College head baseball coach Cody Church announced the addition of Dan Holden, Gooch Greer, and Andrew Henry to his staff. All three will be involved in coaching hitters and position players.

Dan Holden comes to Maryville College after spending five years coaching the high school level, where he has helped send many players on to the collegiate level. Prior to beginning his coaching career, Holden pitched collegiately before suffering a career-ending injury. He graduated from William Blount High School (Maryville, Tenn.) in 2005 where he was a three-time All-District performer.

Coach Holden currently resides in Maryville with his wife, Audra.

"Dan comes highly recommended from many people in this area that know the game," said Church. "As a former high school coach, he is going to be able to bring a lot of versatility to our coaching staff that we need to have moving forward."

Gooch Greer comes to Maryville College as a private catching instructor in Maryville. He spent his playing career as a catcher at Carson Newman University under head coach Tom Griffin. His Junior year at Carson-Newman, he won the South Atlantic Conference Gold Glove for catchers throwing out 61% of runners attempting to steal and only allowing a pair of passed balls. He also won the Gold Glove for catchers in the Southeast Region. He was the captain of the team for his senior year and was also named to the Pre-Season All-SAC Team.

"Gooch is one of the best catching instructors I have ever been around," said Church. "His experiences as a player and instructor are going to tremendously benefit our players, especially our group of catchers."

Andrew Henry joins the coaching staff after spending four years as a player at Maryville College. Henry was a staple at the top of the MC lineup for the last four seasons. He started in the outfield for three years, while also being an all-conference second baseman as a junior. Henry was also a team captain his senior season. Henry was a career .314 hitter with a career on-base % of .424 while playing in 158 games.

"Our program is thrilled to be able to have Drew on staff," stated Church. "Not only was Henry an outstanding player, but he was also a great leader and student of the game. I am thrilled to see him begin a coaching career here at Maryville College."