Former MLB player Matt Holliday joining brother's staff at Oklahoma State

Matt Holliday
Posted at 6:32 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 19:38:14-04

A Stillwater native is coming back home to coach baseball alongside his brother at Oklahoma State.

Oklahoma State officials announced today that 7-time Major League Baseball all-star Matt Holliday is joining his brother's baseball staff.

“I’m excited to join the baseball staff at Oklahoma State, and I’m looking forward to the chance to help young men reach their potential in all areas of their lives,” Matt Holliday said in a press release. “Coaching alongside my brother and the staff he has put together makes me eager to be a part of it. Thanks to Coach (Mike) Holder and my big brother for giving me this opportunity.”

Josh Holliday is the head coach of the Cowboys baseball team.

“Matt loves the game of baseball and has a passion for helping young men pursue their dreams both on the field and in life,” said OSU head coach Josh Holliday in a press release. “We are so excited to have him join our coaching staff — with Rob (Walton), Marty (Lees) and Matt, we have a coaching team established that will work together to recruit and develop players at the highest level."

Matt will be in charge of offensive development and outfield play.

The Stillwater High School graduate played 15 seasons in the Bigs, mostly with the Colorado Rockies and the St. Louis Cardinals, but he also played for the Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees.

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