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Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 5:51 pm | Updated: 7:36 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Georgia Tech baseball aide Josh Holliday will join Pat Murphy's staff at Arizona State as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, reported on Tuesday.

Murphy was unavailable for comment, but indicated on Monday night that he was "very close" to hiring a replacement for Henry "Turtle" Thomas, who earlier this month accepted the head coaching job at Florida International.

Murphy has had to fill the void quickly because Sunday is the first day schools can visit recruits at their homes.

The 30-year-old Holliday was at Georgia Tech for three seasons. His brother, Matt, is an outfielder with the Colorado Rockies, and uncle, Dave, is a scout with the team. His father, Tom, is a former Oklahoma State head coach and current North Carolina State pitching coach.

Holliday, a Oklahoma State graduate, worked with the Yellow Jackets' hitters and catchers.

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