|Hometown:||San Jose, CA|
|High School:||Willow Glen HS|
2011: Played on Cal Poly's club baseball team in spring of 2011 ... played for semi-pro San Luis Obispo Blues in summer of 2011 and compiled 1-2 record and 6.05 ERA ... struck out 22 batters in 19.1 innings ... earned victory against Santa Maria Valley Packers with one scoreless inning and two strikeouts in relief ... struck out four in three scoreless innings against Team Vegas.
High School: A 2010 graduate of Willow Glen High School in San Jose ... compiled 7-1 record and 1.44 ERA as a senior under head coach Mike Riley ... 63 strikeouts in 48.2 innings with four complete games and three shutouts ... Rams were 27-1 in 2010 and captured Blossom Valley Athletic League title but lost in first round of CIF-Central Coast Section Division II playoffs ... Holback earned first-team All-BVAL honors for third straight year ... hit .386 with 34 hits, four doubles, one triple, one home run, 26 RBI and.491 on-base percentage ... went 4-for-5 with two doubles in 21-0 win over Del Mar ... Rams were 23-9 and CIF-Central Coast Section Division II runners-up in 2009 when Holback hit .406 with 23 RBI and compiled 3-2 win-loss record and 5.53 ERA on the mound ... also lettered four times in water polo, earning first-team all-league honors as a senior by scoring over 80 goals ... Honor Roll member all four years and a scholar-athlete ... worked on yearbook staff ... visited Whittier, Occidental, La Verne and Menlo before choosing Cal Poly because of its "great academics and great area."
Personal: Son of Ben and Michelle Holback ... father is Cal Poly graduate who competed on track and field team from 1988-90 while mother attended Cuesta College ... great-grandfather Ken Holback played baseball for Oakland Oaks ... one brother, Zachary ... enjoys snowboarding as a hobby ... wants to be a fire fighter ... has worked as a Little League umpire ...born September 15, 1992, in San Jose, Calif. ... majors in forestry and natural resources.