South Pointe Welcomes a Familiar Face Back to the Football Team

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Coach, Devonte Holloman held a press conference on Feb. 4, 2019, to announce his new position as  Head Football Coach for South Pointe High School.

Holloman is a well-known athlete that played at South Pointe in his younger years, leading him to become a popular football star for the University of South Carolina and the Dallas Cowboys.

Born in Charlotte, Holloman moved to Rock Hill, attending South Pointe his senior year and winning a football state championship.

He played many sports along with football like basketball, baseball, and even track, but excelled in football, getting many athletic scholarships, including the University of South Carolina.

He played from 2009-2012 at USC as a linebacker, continuing on to the Cowboys from 2013-2014 in the sixth round of the draft.

After suffering a spine contusion in practice, he had to take a few games off but continued back playing after the 14th game. In his second pre-season of his professional career, he suffered another neck injury, forcing early retirement from playing.

“I hated football at that time because I could not play anymore, but my family supported me throughout the time,” said Holloman.

Later, he went back to his alma mater, the University of South Carolina for a year as a video assistant.

He resigned after a season to become the defensive back coach at Beaufort High School, for many reasons but mostly to be able to spend more time at home with his wife, Angelina Holloman, and his daughter, Brooklyn Holloman. Soon after taking the position, he was promoted to become the defensive coordinator.

In 2017, he took over Coach Mark Clifford’s position as Head Coach for Beaufort High School.

In October of 2018, Holloman was hit with the heartbreaking news that his younger sister, Breelyn Holloman, had taken her life. He decided he needed to be with his family to reciprocate the support they always gave him.

As Holloman still coached at Beaufort, he saw an opportunity to come back to his family as his former Head Coach, Coach Strait Herron, retired from coaching at his alma mater, South Pointe.

Holloman applied for the coaching position with hopes to soon return back to Rock Hill to be with his father and receive a chance to coach at a school that he led the football team to a state championship.

On Feb. 4, 2019, Holloman and the athletic department of South Pointe announced that he was the new Head Coach for the upcoming and returning Stallions.

As Holloman would love to continue the Stallion legacy of recurrent state championships, he stated

“I like to play game by game and if at the end of the season we have won 15 games, we will be in the state championship.”

Describing his coaching style as “bipolar”, he wants the players that he can be their best friend at one moment and yelling at them at the next.

Holloman and the Stallion football team have big hopes for the upcoming season, already focused on the spring game in the weight room and on the field.