Marcus Holman

Major League Lacrosse all star Marcus Holman is in his first season as volunteer assistant coach at Utah.

Holman began his collegiate coaching career with Utah’s club lacrosse team in 2017. In his two seasons with the club team, he helped lead Utah to the 2018 Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference Championship and two appearances in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association tournament. The Utes finished 16-1 overall in 2018 and had seven All-Americans and nine all-conference selections and finished fifth in the final coaches poll.

Holman has competed six seasons in MLL for the Ohio Machine after being drafted in the second round in 2013. He has competed in the MLL All-Star Game five times (2014-18), including twice for Team USA (2014, 2018). Holman helped lead the Machine to the 2017 MLL Championship and was named Most Valuable Player after scoring four goals with two assists in the title game. He led the league with 37 goals scored in 2014 and has been in top five in the league in goals scored four times. Holman broke the league record for goals in a game with 11 against New York in 2018. He led Ohio in goals scored four times (2014-16, 2018) and was the Machine Offensive Player of the Year in 2014.

Holman helped Team USA win gold at the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championship in Israel. He also helped the U.S. win a silver medal at the 2014 World Championships and was part of the bronze-medal winning team at the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.

Holman was a three-time All-American at North Carolina, earning first-team honors as a senior in 2013. He was one of five finalists for the 2013 Tewaaraton Trophy. The 2013 ACC Player of the Year, Holman was two-time All-ACC (2012-13) and earned league rookie of the year honors as a freshman in 2010. He led the Tar Heels to the 2013 ACC Championship and was the tournament MVP while his 80 points that year led the ACC and ranks second all-time in a season at UNC. Holman finished his career with 213 points, which at the time broke a 40-year old school record and currently ranks second all-time in the Tar Heel record book. Holman scored 121 career goals with 92 assists, both which rank fourth all-time at UNC, and scored a goal in a school-record 29 consecutive games. A two-year team captain, he won the Turnbull Trophy as UNC’s most valuable player three consecutive years (2011-13) and was the most valuable offensive player twice (2012-13).