Mandy Sansbury Adds Holley Garcia To Coaching Staff

Mandy Sansbury Adds Holley Garcia To Coaching Staff

Holley Garcia joins the University of Mount Olive softball staff as the new assistant coach for the 2017-18 season as announced by head coach Mandy Sansbury.

Garcia comes to Mount Olive after serving as the assistant coach at Southern Utah University from 2014-17. Prior to her time at Southern Utah, Holley spent two years at Texas Tech as a graduate assistant and volunteer coach.

Holley helped the Thunderbirds qualify for the Big Sky Conference Tournament all three years while she was an assistant at Southern Utah University.

As a student-athlete at Texas Tech, Garcia, formerly Gentsch, was the primary catcher for the Red Raiders from 2009-12. She appeared in 202 games, ranking her 10th in Texas Tech school history and 2nd among catchers.

Garcia was one of the top defensive catchers in the nation with a .990 fielding percentage throughout her career. In batting, she collected 76 RBI's over four seasons which ranks 12th all-time in Texas Tech school history. She and her team made three NCAA Regional appearances from 2010-12.

Academically, Garcia was a two-time Capital One Academic All-American, a three-time Academic All-Big-12 first team honoree, part of the 2010 Big 12 All-Tournament Team and earned the Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship in 2012.

Garcia earned her Bachelor of Arts ('12) and a Master of Arts ('14) in Sociology from Texas Tech. She is married to Blake Garcia, a member of the United States Marine Corps, and the couple has two cats, Lady Pounce and Miss Whiz.