Position: Coaching Staff

Gareth Holmes (Manager)

 October 1st 1982

Gareth took over the reins on May 2nd and brings with him  a vast amount of coaching experience.

As a player he was a midfielder, playing in the Conference for Nuneaton Borough and Leigh RMI, as well as locally with Ilkeston Town, Worksop and Hucknall Town and had six-month spell in Finland too.

He had already done some coaching at Ilkeston, “I decided to retire from playing aged 26 and became one of the youngest first team coaches in the league when I joined Mansfield Town,” he explained.

His FA and UEFA coaching qualifications continued to map his career, when after a year at Field Mill, he joined Burton Albion, working with the Brewers junior players.

Two years later he moved on to Birmingham City in a similar role, and then spent six years with Nottingham Forest managing the under 18’s, as well as working with the first team.

Since then he has and still does work with the Derby County Community Trust, but felt it was now time to make a return to the competitive side of football.

His four key words in coaching are SERVE, IMPROVE, DRIVE & UNITE!

He is also the elder brother of former Rams player Lee, who played a few games at Mickleover a couple of seasons ago.