Bruce joins the Dalton State staff in 2017 and brings 17+ years of soccer expericence, including 11 years of competitive playing experience at the Olympic Development Program, club, collegiate, and high school levels.
Holt came out of Clarke Central High School in Athens, Ga. as one of the top players in the country. He was a four-year starter for the Gladiators who won the 1999 Georgia AAAA State Soccer Championship with a 19-0 record. The 1999 Gladiators were also ranked #1 in the nation by USA Today.
Recruited heavily by many of the top NCAA Division I programs such as Clemson, UConn, and Georgia State, Holt would select to play collegiately at Furman who finished #3 in the country in 1999.
In his freshman season with the Paladins, Holt would play in eight games and record four shots. Looking for more playing time, he would transfer to Georgia State for his final three seasons.
While a top player on the pitch, he is well accomplished off, holding a B.S. and M.A. in Economics, both from Georgia State. He was also the recipient of the Excellence in Microeconomics Award from Georgia State.
In 2010, Holt broke into the coaching ranks as an assistant to current Dalton State soccer coach Kerem Daser at Georgia Military College.
He has spent the last five years as Adjunct Instructor in Economics at Georgia Military College and Brenau University while also operating his own business in the Atlanta area.