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Our Approach

 

Our Story

Meet the Team

We aim to provide the best instructional environment for young baseball and softball players to learn the best techniques, to develop the talents and skills in an individualized manner, and to practice all the baseball skills the players will need to perform at their highest levels.

Craig Holman

Owner

Former Pro Baseball Player, Coach, Trainer, Pitching Expert, Proprietor of Successful Baseball and Sport Facilities.

Craig Holman loves teaching baseball as much as he loved playing the sport.

Craig started making a name for himself back as a high school baseball and football player at Etowah High School in Attalla, Alabama. There he pitched for his high school baseball team, winning two 5A State Championships and went 24-1 during his high school career.

Craig pitched his college years at Jacksonville State University.   He made his mark as one of the most successful pitchers in the history of Jacksonville State baseball. He also helped take the team to four straight World Series appearances from 1988-1991. When Jacksonville State won the Division II National Championships in ’90 and ’91, Craig pitched both championship games to take the title. Craig was an All-American selection as a sophomore and over his four years at Jacksonville State went 32-4 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame Class of 2007.

Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1991 Major League Baseball Draft, Craig was also part of the ’95 Reading Phillies Championship Team.

 

Career Highlights of Craig Holman’s professional baseball career include:

  • September 4, 1993: Combined with three other pitchers to throw a no hitter. It was the first time in the 61-year history of the Eastern League that a no hitter was thrown by a quartet of pitchers.
  • July 28, 1993: Threw a no hitter for 7 1/3 innings, which ended as a complete game three-hitter. The icing on the cake was Craig’s 6th inning homerun!

Tracy Daringer

General Manager Holman Baseball Academy

As manager of Holman Baseball Academy, Tracy Daringer's goals include:  providing our players, instructors, and parents with exceptional opportunities to grow in experience and knowledge of baseball, softball and physical fitness.

Some of her goals include:  to promote better baseball and softball techniques to maximize overall strength and velocity; and, to publicize locally and nationally, Craig Holman's knowledge and expertise in the baseball arena.

Tracy was starting pitching for the Albright College Lady Lions during her four years at Albright, where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Marketing/Communications.  During her summer months, she played travel team softball where she also pitched a perfect game.

Tracy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the marketing field as well as a passion for softball/baseball.  She is also a certified Fitness Nutrition Counselor.