Name: Dionte Holland
Hometown: Washington DC
Previous football experience: Coached at Morgan State (2014), Played at Archbishop Carroll (06-09) and Morgan State University (10-13)
How long have you been involved with Koa: 1 years
Favorite football teams: Washington Redskins
Off-field interests: Playing instruments, spending time with family
Year you started at Koa? 2019, I’m pumped!
Playing Career: I started playing the wonderful game of baseball at 3 years old. Like most kids, my first experience was T-Ball where I found my love for the sport that I would continue to play for the next 19 years of my life. After graduating high school in 2014 I attend Delaware Technical Community College. As a freshman, I was earned the starting second baseman spot. As a sophomore, I was one of our two-way players, pitcher/shortstop. Following my two years at Del Tech I was recruited to pitch at Salisbury University where I was a long/late inning reliever. During my two years at Salisbury University, I was apart of 2 Conference Championships and had the pleasure of pitching in 2 NCAA Tournaments. This was the 18th & 19th consecutive year attending the NCAA Tournament! One year we came up 9 outs short of a World Series appearance.
Coaching Career: I started coaching baseball at 18 years old as a part-time assistant coach. Following my playing career, I decided to coach as much as possible. In 2019, I was the head coach of an All-Star team in the Babe Ruth League, while also becoming a volunteer assistant coach at my former high school Oakland Mills.
What Motivates You? With hard work anything is possible. If you really want something, it’s never too far out of reach. You can make anything out of yourself, and not a product of your environment. Everybody has potential, it’s how bad you want it? That is what I believe separates you from the next person.
Local Connection: Born, raised, and currently reside in Prince Georges County, Maryland. Lived 1 year in Howard County where I graduated from Oakland Mills High School. I am also an Assistant Vice President for CWR Inc.
Fun Fact: I’ve had the pleasure of hanging out with 3 World Series Champions, and 1 Hall Of Famer on multiple occasions.