Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018
Martinez, Ga. – Augusta Prep athletic director Tom Holodak announced his plans today to retire from his position following the 2018-19 school year. Holodak also serves as the head boys and girls cross country coach, as well as the head boys and girls track and field coach.
Holodak worked for 21 years at Greenhill School in Dallas, Texas, before joining Augusta Prep, where he has served the past 17 years, handling a multitude of duties. Within the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA), he has served as a member of the athletic committee as well as the newly-formed eligibility committee while serving as the region’s secretary and treasurer for the past 10 years.
During his time coaching at Augusta Prep, the school has 28 states championships. He has coached his cross country teams to five state titles (including last week’s girls cross country title), finished second in the state eight times, and 23 region championships have been earned under his coaching. Also, Augusta Prep has won the Region 4-AAA All-Sports Trophy seven times under Holodak, including the past three years.
“On one hand, I am thrilled for Tom and his family. I know he will visit the mountains more often, travel to visit his eldest, Jodie, at medical school, and surely he’ll head to Waco to see his youngest, Jamie, run at Baylor,” Augusta Prep Head of School Peter Huestis said. “On the other hand, it is difficult to imagine our athletic department without Tom at the helm.”
Augusta Prep will begin a national search for an Athletic Director in the coming weeks by posting an announcement with a search firm and listing the opportunity with GISA, the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Augusta Prep will also be interviewing for cross country and track and field coaching positions.