Sam Holmes was named Head Coach of the Limestone College womens soccer program on January 16, 2017 following three years as an assistant with the Saints. He intitally came to Limestone after serving as the assistant coach at Minot State University (N.D.).
Since Holmes joined the staff in 2014, the Saints have skyrocketed to the top of the conference and has made major headway in the region and nationally as well with the team earning its first ever NCAA Tournament bid in the 2015 campaign.
In his first campaign with the Saints, Holmes helped guide Limestone to one of its best seasons in program history with a 10-4-3 record and a runner-up finish in the Conference Carolinas standings. His presence on the coaching staff played a large role in the mentorship of Gabriella Reid and Leah Kennington, the leagues Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively.
Holmes played an instrumental part in building Minot State into a regional powerhouse in just four short years. He helped launch the womens soccer program in 2010 and promptly guided the Beavers to a 9-7-3 overall record and a berth in the NAIA postseason during the inaugural campaign.