In 1980, Courtland High School opened its doors for the first time. They hired a young math teacher to take over responsibilities of the baseball program. The baseball field they gave him had no fences, no running water, no press boxes, and no dugouts. Rick Holcomb served as head baseball coach at Courtland High School for 27 years. During that time, tiny dome-shaped backstops were replaced with the existing, more majestic structure. Fences were erected, dugouts were built, and a pressbox now stands high overlooking the facility. Concrete was poured behind homeplate to give Cougar baseball fans a comfortable place to sit and restrooms were added. Bullpens and batting cages soon followed and so did more and more wins. 370 of them to be exact. Cougar baseball teams coached by Coach Holcomb won five district titles, two regional titles, and most remarkably, state championships in 1995 and 2000 (respectively). More importantly, Rick Holcomb impacted the lives of hundreds of young men and women on the baseball field and in the classroom. Coach Holcomb retired in 2007 from coaching and teaching and in the spring of 2008, the "House that Rick Built," was named in his honor, Charles F. "Rick" Holcomb Field.