As the organization says gooodbye to some of our former coaches from last season, I'd like to take the time to say thank you for their time, assistance and ongoing support. I wish them the best of luck in moving forward with the football coaching careers. I specifically would like to extend my appreciation to Coach Tony Macon who suddenly had to step down as Head Coach. It's been an honor and pleasure to have Macon as part of the Quake family. We appreciate the sacrifice and loyalty to the organization.
As the 2015 pre-season practices has already begun this past week, the reformulated coaching staff did not waste any time to build an energetic chemistry to get the Quake team fired up!
Coaching Staff includes - returning coaches Armando Magdaleno and Leo Briones. New to the staff - Marcus Stallings and Richard Vaughn.
Quake owner Vivo said, "We are pleased to announce that Tim Holmes Sr. is our new Head Coach. Tim brings an extensive amount of experience and a refreshing enthusiastic energy to the organization that will be a change of pace that will benefit the entire organization on and off the field. We look forward to his expertise, leadership and seek for guidance to making history! We'd like to say thank you and give a BIG QUAKE welcome to Coach Tim and his loving wife, Leigh!"
Coach Tim Holmes Sr. is beginning his first year as the Head Coach for the California Quake. He is an alumni of Appalachian State University, Psychology major. He began his football career in 10th grade at Northern high School in Durham, NC. He played at Elon University before transferring to Appalachian State. He played in the Professional Spring League as well as the Cleveland Browns getting cut right before the 1989 season. Although disappointed, his love for the game did not waiver. He played semi pro ball for several teams in NC winning the AAFL National Title with the Durham Storm in 1997. He has played every position on the field and prides himself on teaching the game the way he was taught.
Coach Holmes has 15 years of experience coaching football at the semi-pro level and eight years coaching women’s tackle football. He was the Head Coach for the Carolina Phoenix when they won the IWFL National Championship in 2012 and coached the Phoenix when they won the IWFL World title in 2013. When he started with the Carolina Phoenix in 2006, their inaugural year, he coached 15 women to a 5-1 season.
Coach Holmes is married to his beautiful wife Leigh, and has one son, Tim Jr. They have a beautiful granddaughter, Brianna aka Bee Bee. They reside in Long Beach, CA.