One of the remaining head coaching vacancies in the NWSL was filled today with Sky Blue FC announcing the appointment of Christy Holly to head coach.

“Christy’s character, leadership and experience with our team and the league, together with his inter-personal skills and training capabilities, make him the right coach for Sky Blue FC” stated team co-owner Steven Temares.

Holly, who was Sky Blue FC’s assistant coach last season, wasn’t much of a surprise as he has been handling the personnel duties ever since Jim Gabarra left the club to join the Washington Spirit.

“I am excited to lead this exceptional group of players, on and off the field,” Holly remarked. “Through my years with Sky Blue FC, I have come to know our current players and the amazing talent and heart they possess. As a team, we will be looking to build on this tremendous foundation and supplement it with new talent to help us reach the next level. “

Holly will also serve as the chief league liaison for the club during Friday’s NWSL draft.