Entering his 25th season in 2016, Evan Holmes has been a fixture on the WPI sideline for over two decades. He is one of the longest tenured assistant coaches in any sport in the NEWMAC, Holmes was named the AFLAC National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2002.
Holmes has been on the staff with former head coach and current assistant Malcolm MacPherson for 28 years, including three at Fitchburg State. A former head coach at Division I Holy Cross, Holmes has also had coaching stints at Boston College, Clark and Holy Name High School in Worcester.
A holder of several USSF and NSCAA advanced licenses and diplomas, Holmes also has served as the WPI Soccer Camp Program Director since 2003.
In 2002, Holmes achieved notoriety when he was named an AFLAC National Assistant Coach of the Year as selected by a panel of judges from Scholastic Coach & Athlete Magazine. Holmes was honored prior to the Wheaton game, which WPI won 4-0. Wheaton was ranked #1 in New England and #6 in the nation at the time.
Holmes played professionally in the North American Soccer League and the American Soccer League after attending Division I power Hartwick. He continues to play soccer competitively in an over-50 league.