Paul Holohan begins his ninth season at UCSD as a coach for the men's soccer program in 2007. He spent the first eight seasons and the first half of his ninth year as an assistant coach for Derek Armstrong. Upon Armstrong's retirement on September 24, 2007, Holohan was named the Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the '07 campaign.
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, where he played professionally for Shamrock Rovers F.C. and Home Farm F.C., Paul has worked his way up from volunteer assistant coach to his current full-time status.
His professional playing days in the League of Ireland began when he was 16 years old. Even during his playing days, the seeds of a coach were being planted as he was a member of the FAS course, which even as he played on the senior team, he assisted in coaching the younger professionals.
Following his professional playing days, he then attended Boston College in 1994 and went on to earn his degree in Finance and Communications in 1998.
During his eight year tenure on the UC San Diego campus, Holohan has helped the Tritons with their transition from the NCAA Division III ranks to the Division II level. He helped UCSD to five CCAA postseason appearances while also helping the Tritons to their first-ever NCAA Division II Tournament appearance in 2003. Holohan assists with all aspects of the program, including scheduling, recruiting, scouting and travel.