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High Noon Highlights (8/19): Holliday talks joining coaching staff

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Matt Holliday talks joining coaching staff

In a great article by Jimmy Gillispie of Stillwater News Press, Matt Holliday talks about the decision to join the Oklahoma State baseball coaching staff.

“Like I said, I still think I can play in the Major Leagues and help a team, but nothing has come my way and so I’m prepared to move on to something I’m passionate about, which is baseball, and helping young guys reach their potential, both personally and the baseball dream. It’s a good fit for me. I still get lots of time to spend with my kids. I still get to feel that competitive spirit and try to reach a goal with a team, but also get to spend time with my family, so it seemed like a good fit.”

He also mentions being able to carry on the legacy of their dad, Tom Holliday, by being able to coach with his brother.

“For my dad to see Josh and I both back coaching at Oklahoma State – sort of the path he paved for us and where we grew up and how many games Josh and I both watched my dad in that dugout, coach young kids, trying to help kids and help young men reach their dreams – he’ll be excited,” Matt said. “I’m sure it will a surreal moment for mom and dad to see Josh and I coaching at Oklahoma State. I don’t know if it will make them feel old or how excited they’ll feel about it, but I’m looking forward to it.”

I’m really excited to see how the Holliday brothers interact and help make this team better. This is a huge step for the program recruiting-wise. The future is definitely bright.

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Tylan Wallace named on the ESPN preseason All American team

This should come as no surprise for one of the best players in the country, I’m pretty sure he’s a consensus All-American at this point. I’m sure we’ll be talking about all the lists he’ll be on at the end of the season as well. If you’d like to see the other players on ESPN’s list, click here.

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