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CJ Holden

Title: Assistant Director of Operations

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.