Limestone University

Limestone University Athletics
1115 College Drive Gaffney, SC 29340
Division 2 South Carolina Southeast
Private Small Competitive team


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Sam Holmes

Sam Holmes was named Head Coach of the Limestone College women's soccer program on January 16, 2017 following three years as an assistant with the Saints. He initally 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 league's 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 women’s 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.

In 2012, MSU captured the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament Championship and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament in just the program’s first full season as a Division II member. The Beavers went 15-4-3 overall with an 11-3-1 conference mark that year.

During his four-year tenure, Minot State posted an impressive 42-27-9 overall record while clinching a conference championship and two national tournament appearances. He mentored an NAIA All-American in Marianna Danna in 2010 and a pair of All-Central Region selections in Zoe Fisher and Marie Torres in 2012.

Prior to making the move to North Dakota, Holmes served as the head coach for the Ancient City Soccer Club Team and the Shamrock Soccer Camp in St. Augustine. He also has head coaching experience in his native England with the Charlton Athletic Community Scheme.

He was a member of the Flagler College soccer team, making seven appearances with the Saints in 2005, and played semi-professional youth soccer for Eirth and Belvedere in London. He graduated from Flagler with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and holds a Master’s of Management degree from Minot State.

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Sarah Hulett

Hulett joins the Saints after spending the past two seasons as an assistant coach with the women's program at fellow South Atlantic Conference institution Coker where she helped with all aspects of the program. While assisting with the Cobra's, she was also coaching two club teams at the Florence Soccer Academy.

While with FSA she was primarily responsible for coaching the u10 and u15 select teams while also planning out the logistics of the team including club communication, travel, and education curriculum.

Prior to her time at Coker and FSA, she spent multiple years serving as a strength and condition intern at multiple stops including Mississippi State, Mercer as well as D1 Training in Madison, Mississippi. She also served as a coach with two different soccer camps from 2016-2018, the Mississippi State University Soccer Camps and the La Liga Futbol camps.

Hulett was a four-year soccer player in her collegiate years, starting her career at South Georgia State college for two seasons before transferring to Mississippi State University for her final two years of eligibility. While at South Georgia she was named to the All-Region Tournament Team during her sophomore season after spending the year as a team captain.

While studying and playing at Mississippi State, Hulett spent one summer playing in the inaugural season for the Mississippi Blues SC as members of the WPSL.

Hulett graduated twice from Mississippi State University, first with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Health Fitness Studies in 2017 before picking up her Master of Science in Kinesiology, Sport Pedagogy in 2019. She earned her US Soccer National "D" License in July 2020.

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