Our Staff

Steve Holeman

Camp Director


Steve Holeman was named second-ever soccer head coach at Texas State on Feb. 9, 2022.

Holeman takes over a Bobcat program with a rich history that includes 10 conference titles and five NCAA Tournament appearances. It has also produced 44 All-Conference first teamers, four CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, two United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America honorees and has received the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for 12 consecutive years.
Holeman brings 27 years of head coaching experience to the Bobcats and has compiled a career record of 283-207-50. His win total is tied for the 36th most among active Division I head coaches at the conclusion of this past season. He arrives in San Marcos after spending the past six seasons at Lamar where he went 66-43-8, won four conference titles and made two NCAA Tournament appearances (2017 & 2019).
During his time with the Cardinals, Holeman saw 30 players selected to all-conference teams, 11 picking up all-region accolades and the program’s first-ever All-American in Esther Okoronkwo in the Spring of 2021. The team also garnered three Southland Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, two Player of the Year and two Newcomer of the Year awards. The 2019 team’s 70 goals were the third most in the nation with both Okoronkwo (25) and Lucy Ashworth (21) finishing second and fourth, respectively, in goals scored nationally.
Holeman, a two-time Southland Coach of the Year, recorded the biggest turnaround in NCAA Division I women’s soccer history in 2017. After Lamar recorded two wins the previous season, he sparked the team to 18 victories and the program’s first-ever NCAA appearance. That year’s team also broke more than 20 school records.
Prior to Lamar, Holeman’s coaching career had been spent in the Southeastern Conference that saw him start two programs from the ground up. He spent five seasons (2010-14) as the head coach at Georgia in which the Bulldogs posted a 53-39-11 record. The program chronicled four 10-win seasons, reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and 2011, 14 players earned All-SEC honors and one student-athlete picked up All-American honors.
Holeman spent 16 seasons (1994-2009) at Mississippi, where he was the program’s first-ever head coach. During his time in Oxford, the Rebels went 158-119-28 with four NCAA Tournament appearances (2002, 2003, 2005 & 2009) and three SEC Western Division titles (1999, 2000, & 2005). Ole Miss qualified for 13 straight SEC Tournament, had 30 players named all-conference, including two Freshmen of the Year, and eight earned Academic All-American honors.
During his final five seasons with the Rebels, he posted a 19-1-5 (.860) record against SEC West Division foes and recorded the league’s fourth-best winning percentage in conference games during that time.
The first head coaching stop of Holeman’s career was at Auburn. He was hired by the Tigers in 1993, building the program from scratch in six weeks, and went 7-6-3 record in his lone season at the helm.
A four-year letterwinner at Wake Forest, Holeman helped guide the Demon Deacons to the 1989 ACC Championship and three NCAA Appearances (1988, 1989 & 1990). He received his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest in health and sports science in 1990 and a master’s degree from Auburn in 1993 in exercise physiology.
Holeman and his wife Julie have two children, Anna Mae and Robert.

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Henry Zapata

Assistant Camp Director


Henry Zapata brings with him a wealth of experience and success at the collegiate level. He helped guide Lamar to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances during his four seasons, elevating the program to new heights.

Zapata’s impact on winning has been profound. While at Lamar, he helped guide the Cardinals to the three winningest seasons (2017, 2018, 2019) in program history, including a historic 18-win campaign in 2017. Lamar claimed its only two Southland Conference regular season titles in program history, as well as a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, during Zapata’s tenure.

While working with the Cardinals, Zapata was tasked with implementing the tactical and technical training for his defenders. The results of his work speak for themselves. Under his watch, Zapata’s defense had the best Goal Against Average in program history at 0.90 during the 2017 campaign. His work with defenders Marie Lund and Amelia Fullmer, as well as goalkeeper Lauren Lovejoy, helped the trio to earn All-Southland Conference honors.

During the 2017 season, the Cardinals went 18-4-1 overall and 10-1-0 in Southland Conference play, setting school records for wins and conference wins. LU improved upon its 2016-win total by 16 victories, tying the NCAA record for the biggest improvement for wins in a single season. Zapata and the Cardinals won the SLC Tournament and clinched the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance to cap the season.

In 2019, the Cardinals claimed the Southland Conference regular season title, going 16-7 overall with a 10-1 conference record. LU avenged its only league loss of the season to Northwestern State in the SLC Tournament title game, 3-1, to claim the 2019 tournament title. Lamar would go on to face UCLA the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

Zapata also has prior experience in the role of recruiting coordinator, having served in the same position at Lamar while working as the primary international recruiter to Europe and South America.

Zapata came to LU from Elon University, where he served as an assistant coach in 2015. While at Elon, Zapata was responsible for the training for all goalkeepers, which led to 421 continuous scoreless minutes, four consecutive shutouts for the first time in the program’s Division I era. During the 2015 season, Elon recorded eight shutouts.

Prior to that, Zapata spent two years as an assistant coach at Georgia, helping the Bulldogs post a 22-15-3 record in those two campaigns, advancing to the NCAA Tournament in 2014, a season that saw Georgia ranked as high as No. 14 in the nation.

With the Bulldogs, Zapata worked with forwards and midfielders in 2014 on technical and tactical concepts that led to three attacking players receiving All-SEC accolades. During the 2013 season, Zapata trained the goalkeepers. During 2013, Georgia recorded eight consecutive shutouts and had 11 on the season.
Zapata has also served on the staffs at the College of Charleston and the University of Illinois. He has also coached club soccer in South Carolina and Illinois.
Zapata, who earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Illinois in 2008 and a master’s degree in sport management from Illinois in 2011, holds a USSF National “B” coaching license.

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Nathan Stockie

Director of Goalkeeping


Nathan Stockie comes to San Marcos after 5 seasons at Lamar University.

In 2019, Stockie helped sophomore Sandra Nygrad and freshman Erin Branch to set numerous Lamar records and place in the top 10 of 11 categories in the records. These performances helped the Cardinals to their second Southland Conference Regular Season title and the tournament title. 

Nygard currently sits at first in program history in goals allowed average with a 1.38, while Branch comes in at fourth with a 1.61 GAA.

In 2017, on the way to Lamar’s First ever Conference Championship, Stockie helped coach goalkeeper Lauren Lovejoy to a second team All-SLC selection and set a school record of 10 shutouts for the season. In 2018, he helped guide freshman goalkeeper Sandra Nygard to an All-SLC honorable mention selection.

Prior to joining the LU coaching staff, Stockie spent four years, three as an assistant, at Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School. He assisted with the girls’ and boys’ programs for the Bulldogs. In his four years with Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School, he helped guide players from both the boys’ and girls’ programs to over 25 postseason honors.
Stockie played professionally in Finland for Jippo Joensuu and PEPO Lappeenranta. He appeared in 50 games while playing three seasons.

Stockie played collegiate soccer at Long Island University. For the Blackbirds, Stockie, a goalkeeper, appeared in 20 games. As a senior, he was fourth in the nation with an average of 6.2 saves per game and he recorded 15 saves against Quinnipiac, which were the most in a single game during the 2012 season.

He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in sport science. He was a member of the LIU honors program and had earned NEC Academic Honor Roll honors. While at Lamar, Stockie received his master’s in Kinesiology.

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