Coach Holmes has a B.S. in Education from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, where she played basketball on scholarship for four years. She taught middle school in Detroit at University Public School for 5 years and coached volleyball there for 2 years. After moving to Columbia in 2004, Holmes has coached co-ed basketball in Columbia Parks and Rec, and girls softball in the Columbia Girls Fastpitch League from 2011-2014. Beth has taught at Zion for ten years. She established the first Zion middle school softball team and coached it for five years, was the assistant high school softball coach for 4 years and coached the high school softball team one year. Lastly, she coached the middle school volleyball team 4 years.