In his sixth season as assistant men's soccer coach is Florida Southern alum Ashley Holmes. After serving as assistant under former head coach Ryan Sniegoski in 2013, and from 2015-16, Holmes remained on the staff when current head coach Jason Carlson arrived in 2017, and has now been a part of the men’s soccer program at Florida Southern for all but one of the last 12 years.
One of the most decorated players in team history, Holmes spent five seasons with the Moccasins as a student-athlete from 2008-12, which included a medical redshirt year in 2009. During that time, he started all 54 games in which he played and was a 3-time First Team All-Sunshine State Conference defender. He is one of only three players in team history to make the All-SSC Team three times, was an NSCAA All-South Region selection in 2010, and was twice selected as the Mocs' Most Valuable Player (2010 and 2012). Well-known for his abilities as a center back, Holmes also ranks among the highest scoring defenders to ever play for the Moccasins. He totaled 11 goals and 23 points in his career and was their second leading scorer as a redshirt junior in 2011 with six goals.
Holmes has the distinction of being the only Moccasin to serve as a team captain four years. He was elected to that role as a sophomore in 2009, the year in which he redshirted, and continued to hold that title throughout the remainder of his career. He was also a leader in the classroom at Florida Southern, winning two NCAA Academic Achievement Awards, earning Academic All-Region honors in 2011, and a spot on the SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll in all five years on the roster, including his final season when he played as a graduate student.
In addition to his duties at Florida Southern, Holmes is also a member of the Auburndale Scream coaching staff where he holds the title of Director of Coaching. He was the head coach for the U18 Boys team during the 2015-16 season.