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Mar, 2018

Meet Matt Holmes

 


Meet Matt Holmes... Chiefs FC's newest coaching addition.

On behalf of everyone at Chiefs FC, I’m excited to welcome Matt Holmes to Chiefs FC who will serve as Managing Director/Director of Coaching effective immediately.

We have been looking to strengthen our leadership and have been looking for the right person with the right skills to help drive Chiefs FC forward. I believe Matt is the right person for the job.

Originally from Nottingham, England, Matt enjoyed a professional playing career with clubs Birmingham City FC, Kettering Town FC, and Belper Town FC.  Matt represented youth regional and national levels with Nottinghamshire FA and English Schools Football Associations as well as the British Universities & Colleges of Sport. Matt relocated to the United States to attend Methodist University (MU) in North Carolina and graduated with a BA. in Sports Management.

Matt arrives to Chiefs FC with an extensive 18+ years of coaching and directing experience in the South East in professional, club, collegiate, ODP and high school. Positions include Fayetteville SC, NC ODP, Assistant MU, Assistant UAH, UAB Residential Camps, Randolph School, DOC Huntsville FC, Atlanta Silverbacks Elite Youth, Academy Director Atlanta Spurs, Concorde Fire, Atlanta Silverbacks USL W-League, Director of Soccer at Woodward Academy, and GSA ECNL.

Most recently in Fall 2017, Matt coached two RPL teams at Inter Atlanta, coached the 01G to NASA Classic Champions and runner-up in RPL gaining promotion to SRPL.  Coached 99B top four place finish in SRPL Premier Division - Red.

Matt is on staff for Georgia Soccer in the Olympic Development Program developing state, and regional players. He is the 2005 Girls ODP Head Coach and oversees a pool of 40 players.

Matt's knowledge of soccer programing is extensive yet continues to be a student of the game. His extensive background has garnered two publications in World Class Coaching, the world's leading magazine for soccer coaches world wide.

Matt holds the following licenses USSF B, USSF National Youth, NSCAA Advanced National, Coerver Coaching Youth, BA Sports Management, AD, VAI Diploma in Sports Therapy AD, BTEC National Diploma in Sport Science, FA Online Psychology for Soccer Level I, FA Intermediate Treatment & Management of Sports Injuries, Positive Coaching Alliance Certificate and Bigger Faster Stronger Fitness Diploma.

When ask What attracted you to Chiefs FC and do you have any ambitions for the club? Matt responded enthusiastically "After in depth discussions with Neil Jr. and the board, we concluded we share a common vision on both player and coach education and future club growth initiatives, so the project was a match for me at this period in my career. My goal is to help build a strong culture of excellence, to inspire a deep desire, passion and enthusiasm for the game in every Chiefs player in all programs from recreational, academy, and select. I'm both excited and thankful about this next chapter to partner with Neil Jr. and to work closely together to improve all programs available to Chiefs FC members".

Matt will work alongside Executive Director, Neil McNab Jr. in all areas of club development.

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