Brett Holmgren enters his second season at Anna Maria College as an Assistant Baseball Coach. Coach Holmgren will be working with the infielders, outfielders and hitters as well as coaching third base. In his first year, the AMCATS qualified for the GNAC Baseball Tournament for the first time since 2012. Additionally, the team earned the most wins for Anna Maria since 2013 in a single season. Working under Coach Briand last year, Holmgren assisted in developing Nick Genatossio (Sutton, MA), the 2018 GNAC Rookie of the Year; Noah Holland (Sandwich, MA), and GNAC All-Conference player and GNAC Gold Glove-Pitcher, Jack Marzec (Northbridge, MA). Seven players from the team earned recognition on the GNAC Academic All-Conference Team. In addition to their pursuits on the diamond and in the classroom, many players volunteered at the St. Johns Soup Kitchen in Worcester, MA.
Prior to joining the Anna Maria College baseball team, Coach Holmgren was an assistant coach with Endicott College in 2016 and 2017. He worked with the infielders and served as the assistant hitting coach. In his two seasons with Endicott, Coach Holmgren helped mentor 11 all Commonwealth Coast Conference players, including two-time CCC player of the year, Mike Kochiss, and had a 59-34 record. During the summers of 2016 and 2017, he was an assistant coach with the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League working with the catchers, infielders and assisted in hitting. He also ran the MV Sharks Youth Coaching Clinics. In the fall of 2017, Coach Holmgren was head coach of a team in the Worcester area all-star GSBA Fall Showcase League. Before joining the Endicott College Gulls, he spent four seasons coaching with Post 64 Legion Baseball.
As a collegiate player, Holmgren spent his first two seasons playing at Catawba College in 2010 and 2011 in the South Atlantic Conference where he was a member of the SAC championship team in 2011 and participated in the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament both years. After red-shirting at Endicott College in 2012 due to a wrist surgery, Holmgren helped his Endicott College team win the Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship in 2013 and 2014 while advancing to the NCAA Division III Regional Finals both years.
During his two seasons as a first baseman for Endicott College, Holmgren earned All CCC honors both years and was named the ABCA Rawlings Gold Glove recipient at First Base in 2013 and 2014. He was also named to the NEIBA All New England team as a junior.
In the summer of 2013 he played for the FCBL Martha’s Vineyard Sharks, helping his team win the Futures Collegiate League Championship.
Holmgren graduated from Endicott College in 2014 with a degree in Sports Management and a Certificate in Coaching.