Joined the Flames Football Staff: January 2018
Football Staff Responsibilities: • Assist the Head Coach with various aspects of the program • Collaborate with the Director of Football Operations and Chief of Staff with planning and execution of team travel and day-to-day logistics of the team • Support the Director of Player Development • Assist with all phases of the team budget • Work with social media platforms
Flames Football Highlights: • Joined the Flames football coaching staff as the program's Defensive Graduate assistant before transitioning a graduate assistant for recruiting and operations before the start the 2019 season • Helped the Flames post an 8-5 record in their first full season at the FBS level in 2019 • Liberty defeated Georgia Southern in the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl, becoming the third team in NCAA history to win a bowl game during its first season at the FBS level
Road to Liberty University: • Assistant Coach – Union College (2017) - The Dutchmen posted a 7-4 record in 2017 and finished in third place in the Liberty League standings - Coached the outside linebackers, helping Union lead the league in sacks (26) and ranks second in interceptions (13) - Linebacker Jack Reiley earn Liberty League first-team all-conference honors after ranking third in the conference with 16.5 tackles for a loss, while finishing the year with 51 total tackles (30 solo, 21 assisted) - Outside linebacker Evan Gillard also earned Liberty League honorable mention all-conference honors in 2017, finishing the season with 53 tackles (25 solo, 28 assisted) - Was responsible for defensive and special teams film breakdown and assisted with game planning in both special teams and defensive meetings - Ran the scout team offense and special teams during daily practice sessions - Oversaw the Dutchmen's recruiting efforts in the states of Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina and Texas.
Getting to Know CJ Holden: • Graduate of Liberty University (2017) • B.A. in Sport Management • Graduate of Liberty University (2019) • M.A. in Sport Administration • Served as a student manager for the Flames' football team from March 2014 to May 2017 • Native of Lathan, N.Y.