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CJ Holden

Title: Graduate Assistant - Recruiting/Operations

Joined Flames Nation:
January 2018

Football Staff Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Head Coach with recruiting
  • Assist the Director of Player Development
  • Examine recruits social media pages
  • Work with Social Media Platforms
  • Player evaluations per position
  • End of year recruiting breakdown/self-scout

Flames Football Highlights (Coaching Staff):

  • Joined the Flames football coaching staff as the program's Defensive Graduate assistant before transitioning to his current role prior to the start of the 2019 season

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 linebacker, 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
  • Served as a student manager for the Flames' football team from March 2014 to May 2017
  • Oversaw the defensive student managers during practice and helped maintain inventory and the organization of the equipment room
  • Native of Lathan, N.Y.