Chase Holbrook, the former Aggie standout from Hurst, Texas, is heading back to Las Cruces for the 2017-18 season! This time, however, Chase will be serving a much different role for the Aggies than when he last played quarterback in 2008.
That’s because Holbrook was hired by Doug Martin this past week to be the tight ends coach for the Aggies. This comes after the former tight ends coach, Kevin McKeethan, departed to join Zane Vance at Charleston Southern. Holbrook is now the second former quarterback to be hired to Martin’s staff, as Matt Christian already coaches the running backs.
Holbrook joins the Aggies after having coached at Tarleton State, New Mexico Highlands, McMurray University, and most recently, as the offensive quality control coach at Washington State.
Chase Holbrook played for the Aggies from 2005-2008 and basically took the Aggies’ quarterback record book, set it on fire, then rewrote it in stone.
Not only does Holbrook hold the Aggies career passing record with 11,846 yards (4,000 more than the next highest total) but he also holds the record for most career pass completions, most yards in a season, highest completion percentage (game, season and career), and most career passing touchdowns. And that’s just some of the records he holds.
In addition to coaching tight ends, Holbrook will also have recruiting responsibilities in Austin and San Antonio, Texas.
This is perhaps the most exciting piece of news, as having a such a successful football alumni recruit talent rich areas like Austin and San Antonio could pay massive dividends for Coach Martin and the Aggies as soon as next year!