Holly Steps Down As Sky Blue FC’s Coach

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Former Sky Blue FC head coach Christy Holly. Photo: Sam Ortega, ISI Photos

Sky Blue FC head coach Christy Holly has stepped down, effective immediately.

Holly joined the team as its head coach in January 2016 after previously serving as an assistant coach for the club. According to Sky Blue, the decision to step down was mutually agreed upon by Holly and the team, and he leaves the organization on good terms.

“First and foremost, we want to thank Christy Holly for everything he has done for Sky Blue FC,” said Tony Novo, the team’s president and general manager. “From the first day he came to our club as an assistant coach, Christy has always been committed to Sky Blue FC, and we wish him nothing but the greatest of successes in whatever he chooses to do going forward.”

While the team has not named a replacement for Holly, Novo said Sky Blue’s coaching duties will be handled by Jill Loyden, Dave Hodgson, Paul Greig and Maria Dorris.

The 2017 campaign for Sky Blue has been one of inconsistency. While Sam Kerr has provided a number of memorable moments for the team this season, the team has had several big wins and also some difficult losses.

Through the first 18 games of the season, Sky Blue sat in sixth place with 23 points. Following its most recent victory over FC Kansas City on July 8th, the team has taken only 1 point out of its past four games and has conceded 16 goals in that span.