Lafayette vs. Temple
Mary Holt embarks on her coaching career, joining Jexx Varner's staff at Lafayette. She is a 2013 graduate of Kent State University where Varner spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach.
Holt was a three-year starter in the infield and left the program tied for sixth in career home runs. Holt earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration and also collected Mid-American Conference All-Academic Team laurels during her collegiate career.
A native of Providence, R.I., Holt spent part of the past five years as an instructor at Planet Fastpitch. She also served as the head coach of the New England Phoenix Gold, while helping guide players through the college recruitment process.
"Mary was the kind of player this program will set out to find and develop -- hyper competitive, gritty do-anything for the team player, and someone who genuinely loves the game," Varner said. "At Lafayette she will work most closely with our infielders and hitters while also assisting with outfielders, practice planning, camp set-up and game-day strategies."