Tim Holt became USL President in 2009, having joined USL in 1999 and originally serving as the A-League & Super Y-League Operations Director. Prior to be named President, he also served USL in the capacities of Director, Senior League Operations, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President. Holt’s numerous responsibilities as USL President include the daily management of USL business operations, developing and implementing the strategic plan for all USL leagues, the supervision of team compliance with league regulations and policies, franchisee relations, personnel management, and communicating with the leadership of other national soccer leagues and organizations. During his period of leadership with USL, the organization has become the largest system of elite soccer leagues in North America and Holt was instrumental in forging the current formal affiliation partnership between USL PRO and Major League Soccer.
Holt served on the US Soccer Federation (USSF) Board of Directors from 2003-06, and is currently Co-Chairman of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Committee. Holt also serves USSF as a member of its Professional Council and has been a member of its Credentials, Appeals, and Open Cup Disciplinary Committees. From 2005-09, he was the Men’s Professional Representative on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Board of Directors. His recognitions include being named one of SI.com’s “50 Most Powerful People” in American soccer (2013) and one of Soccer America’s ‘Rising Stars,’ recognizing the top American soccer executives under the age of 35 (2007).
A native of suburban Philadelphia and product of the respected FC DELCO youth club in eastern Pennsylvania, Holt is a member of the Radnor (PA) High School Soccer Hall of Fame and still ranks amongst the school’s all-time top leading scorers. Holt graduated “With Distinction” from Penn State University with a BS in Management and went on to earn his Masters Degree in Sport Administration at Florida State University. Holt possesses a USSF National “D” Coaching License.