Tam Hollingshead joined SMU's football staff as the Director of High School Relations in 2008 after a storied career as a high school coach and was promoted to Director of External Operations in early 2015. Hollingshead, an SMU alumnus and former football letterman, came to SMU from Rockwall Heath, where he spent three seasons as head football coach.
In his current role, Hollingshead organizes SMU's football camps, assists with football operations and serves as the liaison with high school coaches throughout the state.
Hollingshead has a long history in the Texas prep ranks, serving as head coach at Temple High School and Permian High School in addition to Rockwall Heath. He led Permian to the 1991 5A state championship and went 45-4-2 in his four seasons in Odessa. He then served as tight ends/specialists coach at Texas A&M for nine seasons (1994-2002), where he coached in six bowl games and helped the Aggies win the 1998 Big 12 championship.
A 1975 SMU letterman, Hollingshead came to the Hilltop after a standout prep career which included earning All-State accolades and winning two state championships at Brownwood High School. He later earned a master's from Sul Ross State.
Hollingshead and his wife Barbara have three children - Amanda, Alek and Drew.