John Holt
John Holt

Hometown:
Leicester, N.C.

Position:
Assistant Coach / OL / Director of Camps & Clinics

Alma Mater:
Appalachian State


11/19/2013

Notes from Tuesday's (Nov. 19) SoCon Football Teleconference

"Battle for the Old Mountain Jug" rekindled one more time in Boone

11/16/2012

Western Carolina Set for Season-Finale at Alabama

SoCon, SEC to meet four times on Saturday, three against top 10 teams

10/26/2012

Rivalry Rekindled: Catamounts Host Archrival #15 Mountaineers

77th meeting all-time; Old Mountain Jug up for grabs for the 37th time

10/24/2012

Notes from Tuesday's (Oct. 23) SoCon Football Teleconference

WCU hosts Appalachian State in the "Battle for the Old Mountain Jug" on Saturday

01/25/2012

Speir Continues to Build Assistant Coaching Staff

Adds Curtis Walker and Pat Mills to staff

John Holt joined Mark Speir's coaching staff at Western Carolina in January of 201l. He will serve as the program's offensive line coach, coming to Cullowhee from his alma mater, Appalachian State, where he worked the four previous seasons.

Holt spent three of his four years on staff at ASU working with the Mountaineer tight ends including coaching four-time All-SoCon selection Ben Jorden during three of his four all-conference seasons.

In 2008, Holt began his coaching career by serving on head coach Jerry Moore's staff in an offensive quality control capacity. His duties included assisting the offensive staff with day-to-day non-coaching duties, specifically offensive line coach Shawn Elliott. Thanks in large part to Holt's efforts, ASU's offense ranked among the nation's top 10 in scoring, rushing, pass efficiency and total offense in `08.

A native of near-by Leicester, N.C., Holt played in 55 of ASU's 56 games during his four-year career (2004-07) including all 15 games as a senior in 2007, serving as a team captain while also earning third team All-America honors from The Sports Network. A versatile offensive lineman, he saw significant playing time at right guard and both tackle positions during his collegiate career.

The son of Michael Joe and Susah Holt, John graduated from ASU in 2008. His brother, Sherman, followed him to Boone, playing for the Mountaineers from 2007-11.

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