Reginald Hollins begins his first season as head coach of the Tuskegee University baseball program after serving the last six seasons as an assistant coach.
During Hollins first season as assistant, the Golden Tigers earned an overall record of 18-17, which was the first winning season for Tuskegee Baseball in 13 seasons. The 2011 team went on to win the NCAA Statistical Champion Award in the category of triples, 0.8 triples per game (28 in 25 games).
After enduring a rebuilding season in 2012, the Golden Tigers rallied to earn another 18-win season in 2013. The Golden Tigers achieved a feat that had not been accomplished at the university in 24 years by playing for the SIAC Conference Championship for the first time since 1989. Hollins assisted the Golden Tigers in winning nine out of 12 games down the backstretch of the season to enter into the championship series against conference champion Stillman College. In 2013 and 2014 the Golden Tigers made back to back appearances in the SIAC Conference Champion Game.
During his six year tenure, Hollins was position coach to 11 players that were selected to All-SIAC Team, All-SIAC Tournament Team, and All-SIAC Academic Team.
Hollins served in multiple roles such as pitching coach, infield coach, hitting coach, first base coach, third base coach, recruiting coordinator and professional scout liaison.
Beyond Tuskegee University, he is very active in the baseball community, serving four years (2010- 2014) as a private baseball instructor at Sports Academy in the Auburn-Opelika community. He also coordinated annual instruction during the fall season for the local Wood Bat Baseball League. In 2015, Hollins received his first head coaching opportunity for the Gold Coast Collegiate Summer League in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In the inaugural season for GCCL Hollins led his team, the Aces to a 16-8 record, capping off the inaugural season as league champions. Hollins also serves on the Division II baseball Regional Advisory Committee for the South Region.
During his baseball career at Tuskegee as a player, Hollins was a standout pitcher and infielder for the Golden Tigers from 2006-2010. During his junior season in 2008-2009 he led the team in total batting average, hitting .364 in 107 plate appearances with 23 RBI’s. During his senior season in 2009-2010, Hollins was second on the team in total batting average, hitting .321 in 109 plate appearances with 17 RBI’s. Hollins’ earned several commendations during his time as a student-athlete, including Division II national rankings in the statistical categories of Toughest to strike out (#3), Triples (#60), and Walks allowed by a pitcher per nine innings (#14). Hollins also earned placement on the All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Team, All-SIAC Tournament Team and Tuskegee University Baseball MVP.
Hollins earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Tuskegee University in 2010. Prior to his college baseball career at Tuskegee, Hollins graduated from Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta, GA.
Hollins is married to Kimberly Hollins and is the proud uncle to Cameron and Brandon Hollins.