Former NC State assistant with extensive USA Volleyball experience joins head coach Sarah Bernson's staff
Holmes carries extensive volleyball experience into his new position with the Colonials. He spent last season on the sidelines as an assistant coach at NC State, helping the Wolfpack to a 20-win season.
At NC State he worked with the team's setters while helping to coordinate the team's offense. He also assisted with opponent scouting. He played a key role in the development of AVCA All-East Region Honorable Mention and Second Team All-ACC setter Maggie Speaks. The Wolfpack's offense also registered the second-highest attack percentage (.226) in program history with Holmes on the sidelines.
Prior to NC State, Holmes spent two seasons as the head coach at North Carolina Central University as well as a two-year stint as an assistant coach at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and a stop at Stetson University (2011).
Holmes' involvement with USA Volleyball dates back to 2005. He has served in various capacities throughout his tenure with the organization, working as the program manager for the Collegiate National Team since 2012, as well as working as the lead tryout staff for the U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryout since 2012.
He is also an assistant coach for the USA Select/Youth National Team and has served as the head coach for multiple USA Training Camps.
Holmes graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in general studies (Core Engineering Curriculum) before earning his Master's of Business Administration from Vanderbilt. He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force for seven years and was selected to the premier space unit in the United States Military.
He has continued his involvement with the Air Force by serving as the head coach of both the USAF Women's National Team (2014-Present) and the USAF Women's Sitting National Team (2013).
Volleyball Opens A-10 Championship Play on Friday
LEADING OFF: The sixth-seeded George Washington volleyball team will make its third postseason appearance in the last four seasons this weekend when it opens...
Volleyball Clinches Postseason Appearance on Senior Night
WASHINGTON - The George Washington volleyball team concluded the regular season on Friday night with a hard-fought, 3-0 loss to Saint Louis on Senior Night...
Volleyball Falls to Dayton, 3-0
WASHINGTON - The George Washington volleyball team opened the final weekend of the regular season on Friday afternoon with a 3-0 loss to visiting Dayton at...
Volleyball Adds Bowman During Early Signing Period
WASHINGTON - George Washington volleyball head coach Sarah Bernson has announced the signing of Bella Bowman, a libero out of Louisville, Kentucky, as her...
Volleyball Hosts Dayton and Saint Louis to Close Regular Season
LEADING OFF: The George Washington volleyball team will close out the regular season with a pair of home matches this weekend. The Colonials first welcome...
Volleyball Downs George Mason for Third Straight Win
WASHINGTON - The George Washington volleyball team evened its Atlantic 10 conference record at 6-6 when it won its third straight game on Friday night with a...
Volleyball Aims for Three Straight in #RevRivalry Clash with George Mason
LEADING OFF: The George Washington volleyball team looks to win its third consecutive game when it hosts George Mason in a Revolutionary Rivalry contest on...
Colonial of the Week Presented by Capgemini: Sydney Welch
Welch earned Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors on Monday and adds COTW honors after playing stout defense in a pair of wins over the weekend.