New Dayton Christian Men’s Soccer Head Coach: Warriors Tap One of Their Own

08/24/2014

Dayton Christian has one of the most successful men's high school
soccer programs in Ohio. Through the years many outstanding coaches have
taken the reins and guided this program to a tradition of winning on
and off the field. The program has had over 70 players go on to play at
the colligate level, 11 players selected All State and 91 players
selected to All District or All Conference teams.

The previous head coach Steve Vaughan guided his teams to winning
several District Championships and a trip to the Regional finals. His
teams were ranked in the top 5 in the area every year during his tenure
not to mention he won the conference 3 times. Steve top recognition was
when he was selected as the Division III coach of the year. During the
last 4 years James Holliday a 2005 Graduate from DC has been at his side
preparing to lead this Warrior squad. As an assistant James was named
The Assistant Coach of the Year by The Ohio High School Athletic
Association.

james-holliday1James
was standout player for Dayton Christian 2002-2005. He was part of the
squad from DC that played in the Sectional finals. James ranked second
on the team for goals and assists his senior year. He signed with
Huntington University where we played as a Midfielder for the
Forrester's. His dream was to come back and coach his high school alma
mater. In 2010 the path to that dream began. He was an assistant to
Steve Vaughan for the last four years, but now takes the helm to lead
the Warriors in the 2014 season. James has also been coaching for the
Ohio Galaxies in their high school program.

Thankfully this transition will be a smooth one as Coach Vaughan will
remain on staff as an assistant coach. Scot Alexander rounds out the
coaching staff for the Warriors. This coaching staff has been together
for the past 5 years.