USC associate head baseball coach Chad Holbrook has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Winthrop head coaching job. He was scheduled to interview with Winthrop on Thursday, but notified officials beforehand of his decision to withdraw.
USC is currently working on a new contract for Holbrook, which may include the title of Head Coach in waiting.
In the meantime, the search for a new pitching coach continues, as Louisville pitching coach Roger Williams withdrew his name from consideration Thursday. Williams was considered a strong candidate for the job, and was interviewed by head coach Ray Tanner earlier in the week, but was not offered the job. According to a source, Williams’ financial situation at Louisville is going to be improved, which is one of the reasons why he decided to stay where he is.
Two current candidates are former USC pitchers Kip Bouknight and Brett Jodie. Both played for Tanner at USC. According to a source, no current SEC or ACC pitching coaches are considered strong candidates for the job. It does not appear, at this time, that Tanner is close to hiring his new pitching coach.