Born in Union Bridge, Md., Carroll County is home for
Hollingsworth. Like so many members of the faculty and staff at
McDaniel, Hollingsworth enjoys the sense of family he has
experienced here on the Hill. Perhaps that is because he has been
coaching basketball for more than a decade at the College, or it
may have to do with the fact that four-fifths of his family either
has, or is working towards a degree from the College. Whatever the
case may be, Becky Martin is certainly glad to have Hollingsworth
on the staff.
“Brian is the calming influence on our staff,” says Martin. “When the pressure turns up, he becomes more laid back. That provides a nice balance for both Phil and myself.”
Hollingsworth’s background in athletics runs broad and deep. The former All-Carroll County selection on the gridiron showcased his talent on the football field at Salisbury University. There, he received his Bachelor of Arts in recreation in 1985. Upon his graduation, Hollingsworth returned to his high school, Francis Scott Key, where he coached softball until 2000. He also coached girls’ basketball, running the junior varsity squad from 1985 until 1987 before taking over as the varsity coach.
He held that position until 1994 when he arrived at McDaniel (then Western Maryland) as an assistant with the men’s program. In 2000, Hollingsworth made the leap from the men’s team onto Martin’s staff.
A volunteer with the American Cancer Society and a softball umpire, Hollingsworth completed his Master of Science in education in 2005, sharing his graduation day with his wife.
Hollingsworth and his wife, Bobbi ’06, resides in Westminster and has one son Brad and two daughters, Julie and Jenni and a son-in-law, Joel Caple. They also have two grandsons, Austin and Tyler.