Brady Van Holland was named the full-time assistant coach in July 2017 and will enter his first season under head coach Scott Bosgraf.
Van Holland comes to Covenant after spending two years coaching in the Whatcom FC Rangers program in Bellingham, Wash., working with the U19, U15, U14, and U12 boys' club teams.
"I'm excited to begin this journey with my wife at Covenant College. I am thankful for the opportunity Coach Bosgraf and director of athletics Tim Sceggel have provided me with," Van Holland said. "I look forward to representing Covenant through their soccer program. The program has a rich history of success along with outstanding Christian men. I hope to help Covenant continue their success on the field while developing these young men into servant leaders."
Van Holland is a graduate of Dordt College where he earned a bachelor's degree in sports management in 2015. He was a four-year player for the Defenders and tallied 27 goals and 23 assists in his career. Van Holland was a three-time All-Great Plains Athletic Conference player and helped Dordt to the GPAC tournament semifinals in 2014.
"I am very excited to add Brady to the Covenant coaching staff," Bosgraf said. "He brings a great passion for Christ and soccer to Covenant and will be a great fit for our program. His ability to relate well to others was strongly evident from our first encounter. I truly anticipate his knowledge and work ethic will have an immediate impact on the team both on and off the field."
Van Holland is currently working on a master's degree in sports administration from Liberty University. He holds a coaching "E" license and is working towards a "D" license.