The Holly Springs Salamanders announced Brian Rountree as manager for the upcoming 2022 All-Star Season at Ting Stadium.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to be in Holly Springs next summer and coach the Salamanders,” said Rountree. “I have always been impressed by the Salamander organization, facilities and enthusiastic fans. I look forward to connecting with each person that helps to make the Holly Springs Salamanders a success.”
Rountree has previously managed in the Coastal Plain League with the Thomasville HiToms for six seasons as vice president of player development, recruiting coordinator and field manager, leading the squad to the CPL Petitt Cup Championship in 2018. In those six seasons he accrued more than 170 victories, and was named a PCL All-Star Coach in 2015, 2016 and 2018.
The 55-year-old boasts 30 years of coaching experience, and is currently an assistant coach with Baton Rouge Community College. He spent 19 years as pitching coach at Louisiana Tech before serving as an assistant coach at the University of South Carolina for four seasons. A graduate of South Carolina, Rountree led the Gamecocks in starts and strikeouts in his final two seasons and was captain of the 1989 squad that advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Rountree in his professional playing career spent two years in the Detroit Tigers organization, which included a season in the South Atlantic League with the Fayetteville Generals. He was selected by the Tigers in the 41st round of the 1989 MLB Draft.
The Salamanders’ 2022 All-Star Season begins with Opening Night scheduled for Thursday, May 26 against the Wilmington Sharks, and runs through July 31 with the Petitt Cup Playoffs scheduled the first week of August. The Salamanders will be playing their traditional Coastal Plain League home schedule, as well as continue their “Rivalry Series” against the South Wake Shakes.
Information regarding Season Ticket and Mini Plan packages for 2022 will be available soon on SalamandersBaseball.com. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call (919)249-7322.