Tonya Holmes

Staff Member Since: 

Holmes hails from south Florida where she was a multi-sport athlete in high school. Among her accolades she helped to lead her women's basketball team to a state title. Collegiately, Holmes played one year at Savannah State University before transferring to the University of Central Florida. At UCF Holmes played club volleyball and coached at Orlando Volleyball Association (formerly OVA).

Holmes graduated with a bachelor's degree in history and previously served as Varsity head coach and assistant Athletic Director at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh and Residential Director of Operations at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Holmes joined Triangle in 2011 and has served as an assistant coach at the 14s, 16s, 17s, and 18s age groups. Most recently, she helped to lead 18 Blue to qualify for USAV nationals in the 2018 season. 

Holmes currently lives in Raleigh and serves as an Assistant Athletic Director and assistant varsity volleyball coach at Cardinal Gibbons High School. 


  • Holmes assisted 2018 18 Blue to a third-place finish at the Northeast Qualifier to qualify in the USA Division.
  • Helped Cardinal Gibbons High School to the NCHSAA quarterfinals in 2019 as an assistant coach.
  • Coached 2014 Triangle 16 Blue to two top-five finishes at Big South Qualifier and Lone Star Classic. 
  • Served as the Varsity head coach and assistant Athletic Director at Saint Mary's School in Raleigh.