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Al Holcomb
Linebackers
College:
West Virginia
Experience:
5

Bio

COACHING
Al Holcomb combines youth and experience teaching the Panthers' young and experienced group of linebackers, featuring the 2012 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in Luke Kuechly and the franchise's second-leading tackler in Jon Beason.

Armed with four years of NFL coaching experience and 14 on the college level, Holcomb comes to Carolina in 2013 after four seasons with the New York Giants, serving as a defensive assistant from 2011-12 and defensive quality control coach from 2009-10. The Giants ranked in the top seven in the league in total defense in two of Holcomb's four years and capped his first season as a defensive assistant with a victory in Super Bowl XLVI.

He also gained professional coaching experience by participating in the NFL's Minority Internship Program with the New York Jets during mini-camp and training camp in 2007.

Prior to joining the Giants, Holcomb oversaw the defensive line at Lafayette from 2006-08. Under Holcomb's tutelage, five different defensive linemen claimed All-Patriot League honors. During his final season in 2008, the Leopards led the conference in several defensive categories, including total defense and scoring defense. In his first season in 2006, Holcomb contributed to a unit that finished first in the NCAA FCS in total defense, fourth in rushing defense and eighth in scoring defense.

From 2004-05, Holcomb coached at Kutztown University, where he was the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach in addition to being the interim head coach in the winter of 2005. He previously spent six years from 1998-2003 at Bloomsburg University as linebackers coach and special teams coordinator.

Holcomb worked as linebackers coach, assistant track coach and physical education instructor at Colby College in 1997. He started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Temple from 1995-96, helping with linebackers.

PLAYING AND PERSONAL
A 1993 graduate of West Virginia with a bachelor's degree in sport management, Holcomb earned a mater's degree in athletic coaching education from there in 1996. While pursuing his graduate degree, he coached linebackers at Morgantown (W.Va.) High School in 1994 and volunteered as an administrative assistant with the Mountaineers.

HISTORY
College coach: Temple 1995-96, Colby College 1997, Bloomsburg 1998-2003, Kutztown 2004-05, Lafayette 2006-08. Pro coach: New York Giants 2009-12, joined Panthers in 2013.

COACHING
Al Holcomb combines youth and experience teaching the Panthers' young and experienced group of linebackers, featuring the 2012 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in Luke Kuechly and the franchise's second-leading tackler in Jon Beason.

Armed with four years of NFL coaching experience and 14 on the college level, Holcomb comes to Carolina in 2013 after four seasons with the New York Giants, serving as a defensive assistant from 2011-12 and defensive quality control coach from 2009-10. The Giants ranked in the top seven in the league in total defense in two of Holcomb's four years and capped his first season as a defensive assistant with a victory in Super Bowl XLVI.

He also gained professional coaching experience by participating in the NFL's Minority Internship Program with the New York Jets during mini-camp and training camp in 2007.

Prior to joining the Giants, Holcomb oversaw the defensive line at Lafayette from 2006-08. Under Holcomb's tutelage, five different defensive linemen claimed All-Patriot League honors. During his final season in 2008, the Leopards led the conference in several defensive categories, including total defense and scoring defense. In his first season in 2006, Holcomb contributed to a unit that finished first in the NCAA FCS in total defense, fourth in rushing defense and eighth in scoring defense.

From 2004-05, Holcomb coached at Kutztown University, where he was the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach in addition to being the interim head coach in the winter of 2005. He previously spent six years from 1998-2003 at Bloomsburg University as linebackers coach and special teams coordinator.

Holcomb worked as linebackers coach, assistant track coach and physical education instructor at Colby College in 1997. He started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Temple from 1995-96, helping with linebackers.

PLAYING AND PERSONAL
A 1993 graduate of West Virginia with a bachelor's degree in sport management, Holcomb earned a mater's degree in athletic coaching education from there in 1996. While pursuing his graduate degree, he coached linebackers at Morgantown (W.Va.) High School in 1994 and volunteered as an administrative assistant with the Mountaineers.

HISTORY
College coach: Temple 1995-96, Colby College 1997, Bloomsburg 1998-2003, Kutztown 2004-05, Lafayette 2006-08. Pro coach: New York Giants 2009-12, joined Panthers in 2013.

 

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