This year’s banquet will be honoring 16 High School Scholar Athletes and six adults for their long-time contributions to the game of football.
Holik just finished his 31st season on the Springfield College football staff and his 28th as an instructor in physical education and health fitness. He serves as the Pride’s defensive and recruiting coordinator. In 2005, Holik was recognized as the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Assistant Coach of the Year, a prestigious regional honor bestowed upon an assistant football coach from New England.
An excellent recruiter and football technician, Holik is widely regarded as one of the top defensive specialists in Division III. In 2006, his club finished first in the nation in turnover ratio (+1.92 pg).
Holik served as captain of the baseball and football teams at Manchester (Conn.) High and received the “Outstanding Student-Athlete” and Yale Club of Hartford awards for excellence in academics and athletics. He also played baseball and was an All-New England football lineman at Trinity College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in history in 1975. Upon graduation, Holik returned home to serve as Manchester High’s head football coach for four years before earning his master’s in physical education from Springfield College in 1982.