Christy Holly

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Christy Holly
Personal information
Place of birth Derry, Northern Ireland
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
John Moores University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Limavady United
Teams managed
Georgian Court University (assistant)
Sky Blue FC Reserve (assistant)
2013–2015 Sky Blue FC (assistant)
2016–2017 Sky Blue FC (head coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Christy Holly is an Irish professional women's football coach and former player. He has served as an assistant coach for Georgian Court University, in addition to serving as both assistant and head coach for Sky Blue FC of the National Women's Soccer League. He comes from an athletic family, and is a cousin of Gaelic footballer Barry McGoldrick.[1] He was the winner of the annual Paddy Preston award for Assistance helping his fellow man.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Holly played in college for John Moores University and professionally for Limavady United in the Irish Premier League.

Coaching career[edit]

Sky Blue FC, 2016–August 2016[edit]

After serving as an assistant coach in the Sky Blue FC organization for three years, Holly was named head coach in January 2016.[4] He stepped down from that position on August 16, 2017.[5]

Managerial statistics[edit]

All competitive league games (league and domestic cup) and international matches (including friendlies) are included.

As of August 21, 2017
Team Nat Year Record
G W D L Win %
Sky Blue FC United States 2016–2017 38 14 7 17 036.84
Career Total 38 14 7 17 036.84


  1. ^ Wilson, Michael (21 January 2016). "Coach Christy makes US soccer history with Sky Blue FC!". Derry Journal. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
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  5. ^ "Christy Holly Steps Down as Sky Blue FC Head Coach". Sky Blue FC. August 16, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2017.

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