Holston inducted into CCBC hall of fame
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 11:48

Coached CCBC Dundalk softball team for 23 years

by Bill Gates

    Charles Holston, the former longtime CCBC Dundalk women’s softball coach, will be inducted into the CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame during a ceremony this weekend.
    Holston, who preferred to be called “Charlie,” is one of five people associated with CCBC Dundalk to be inducted this year.
    The induction ceremony will be held on Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn on 5015 Campbell Boulevard in White Marsh beginning at 6 p.m.
    Holston, a Dundalk native, coached at CCBC Dundalk from 1980 to 2003.
    In addition to softball, he also coached volleyball and bowling.
    Holston coached the Lions softball team for his entire tenure at the college (23 years).
    He coached bowling from 1984 through 1992 and coached volleyball from 1983 through 1991.
    Holston led his teams to three championships: the 1989 NJCAA Region XX women’s bowling title; the 1990 Maryland JuCo conference softball crown; and the 1992 NJCAA Region XX men’s bowling championship.
    He also coached six NJCAA softball All-Americans.
  

A 1945 graduate of Patterson High, Holston is also a member of the Greater Dundalk Sports Hall of Fame (inducted in 1986), the Maryland Fast-Pitch Softball Hall of Fame (1985) and the Baltimore Boys of Summer Hall of Fame (2012).
    He was also president of the Maryland Old Timer’s Fast-Pitch Softball Association for 30 years.
    Holston served in the military at the end of World War II (1945-46) and was honorably discharged as a corporal after attending flight engineering school and serving as a mechanic.
    He spent 35 years (1946-80) working for the Patapsco and Back Rivers Railroad, eventually retiring as a car services supervisor.
    Holston was an active player in amateur football, baseball and softball in both military leagues and local leagues.
    One of his career highlights from football is returning an interception 103 yards for a touchdown.
    The other people being inducted into the CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame this week with Dundalk connections are Kendra Baldwin (basketball); Debbie Reese Holtschneider (tennis); Eugene Jackson III (basketball); and John Zurich (baseball).
    Tickets to the Hall of Fame induction banquet are $45. For more information, contact Amy Matschulat at 443-840-1859 or e-mail
amatschulat@ccbcmd.edu.