Last week was one of change in the administrative office for Tar Heel football and on Tuesday, a third departure from that branch of the program was made official.
After rumors late last week, head coach Mack Brown confirmed that longtime administrator Corey Holliday is retiring. Holliday joined the staff back in 2001 and was promoted to the Associate Athletic Director of Football Administration in 2006. In his 22 years as a member of the staff, Holliday worked with five different head coaches, including the last five years with Brown, his former head coach as a player in Chapel Hill.
Holliday spent his college playing career with the Tar Heels from 1990-93, where he put together one of the greatest receiving careers in Tar Heel history. His 2,447 yards was a program record when he left campus and stood all the way until 2008 when Hakeem Nicks would break it. That number still remains top five all-time in program history despite the great receivers that have rolled through campus in the last 30 years. He would spend three years in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers following the conclusion of his college career, playing in 16 games and catching one pass in a 1996 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Corey’s son, Christopher, will graduate from the school in the summer and forego his final season of eligibility. He played a role for the team as a member of the punt return unit and has been named and All-ACC Academic representative each of the last two years.
As of right now, the program has not yet named a replacement for him.