Lamar’s football coach Steve Holeman takes job at Texas State

The Lamar University women’s soccer team will have a new coach next season after Steve Holeman resigned to take on a different role in Division I at Texas.

Holeman, who has turned the Cardinals into a permanent conference championship contender, was announced as Texas State’s next head coach on Wednesday. Holeman is leaving Lamar after six seasons with the Cardinals.

“I am thrilled and honored by the trust the State of Texas has placed in me to lead its women’s soccer program,” Holeman said in a statement. “Texas State is one of the best universities in Texas, located in one of the best parts of the country, and the potential to do great things is limitless. It was clear from the start that the administration is committed to providing what is necessary for its student-athletes to succeed at Texas State and I can’t wait to get started.

Holeman arrived at Lamar in 2016, taking over a team that hadn’t posted a winning record in four years. Just two seasons later, Holeman had the Cardinals in the NCAA Tournament after winning the Southland Conference.

In total, Holeman won two conference championships from Lamar and finished with a 66-43-8. He went 1-0 against Texas State, the team he now joins.

Prior to Lamar, Holeman held coaching positions at Georgia, Ole Miss and Auburn.

Lamar’s soccer team went 10-8-2 last season, losing in the semifinals of the WAC tournament. With Lamar’s athletic director Marco Born still on leave for “personal reasons,” it remains unclear who will lead the search for the Cardinals’ next football coach.

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