UTEP's passing attack has been one of the most prolific in the country over the last four seasons, thanks in large part to the coaching expertise Guy Holliday has brought to the Miner wide receivers. Holliday also serves as UTEP's recruiting coordinator.
Last year Holliday worked with a largely rebuilt receiving corps. A pair of newcomers - Michael Edwards and Jordan Leslie - were responsible for 40 percent (1,087 of 2,707) of the team's yards. Holliday also fostered a big year out of senior Donavon Kemp, who posted a career-high 456 yards. Kemp signed a free agent contract with the NFL's Dallas Cowboys in April of 2012. He is the 20th player coached by Holliday to sign a pro contract.
Earlier in his Miner career, Holliday had a couple of big-play performers at his disposal in Kris Adams and Jeff Moturi.
Adams put together a breakout campaign in 2008, reeling in 50 catches for 958 yards, while adding the second-best touchdown reception total (14) in school history. He closed out his career in 2010 by racking up 47 receptions for 1,070 yards with another 14 scores. One of only six players in school history to post 1,000 yards receiving in a season, Adams ranks second in UTEP annals in touchdown receptions (30), third in yards per catch (18.5), fourth in receiving yards (2,657), tied for fourth in 100-yard games (10) and seventh in receptions (144).
Moturi closed out his career on a high note in 2009, compiling 53 receptions for 974 yards. He made a catch in his last 36 collegiate games. Moturi is fourth in school history in TD catches (26) and receptions (170), tied for fourth in 100-yard games (10) and sixth in yardage (2,527).
Over the last four years, UTEP receivers have combined to reach the end zone 70 times. Adams and Moturi teamed for 23 TD catches in 2008, when Trevor Vittatoe threw for a school-record 33 scores.
Holliday was the wide receivers coach at Cornell for the 2007 season. Under his direction, Zac Canty earned honorable mention All-Ivy League honors after registering 49 catches for 447 yards. Canty was Cornell's first All-Conference wideout in four seasons. Holliday worked with a young wide receiver corps whose top 11 pass catchers were underclassmen.
Holliday also coached the wide receivers at Mississippi State from 2003-06. His 2003 wideouts combined to make catches totaling 2,424 yards, the fourth-best single season total in school history. Justin Jenkins recorded 62 receptions, tied with NFL All-Pro receiver Eric Moulds for fourth place on the Bulldogs' single-season list.
Holliday was the tight ends and receivers coach at Western Michigan from 2000-02. Under his tutelage, Mo Afariogun was a three-time All-Mid-American Conference tight end. He caught 39 passes for five touchdowns as a senior. Holliday was also in charge of the special teams area at Western Michigan, with his kickoff and punt return units ranked among the conference's best. Holliday helped the Broncos to a 9-3 mark and the MAC Western Division title in 2000. Western Michigan won at Iowa that year and dropped a narrow 19-14 decision to Marshall in the league championship game.
Holliday was offensive coordinator at Alabama State from 1995-99, directing a Hornets passing attack that ranked first in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. He was also offensive coordinator at Tuskegee from 1992-94. The Golden Tigers rated second in Division II in scoring in 1992, averaging 38 points per game, and were in the national top 10 in passing offense for all four years.
Holliday's coaching career began at Clark Atlanta University.
He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Cheyney in 1987.
Holliday has three children - son Justin and daughters Schyuler and Christi.