Coach Nick Holmes

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Meet Coach Holmes

Coach Nick Holmes, with over 30 years of experience in baseball as a player, coach, scout, and entrepreneur, has made an enduring impact on the sport. His military background from serving as a U.S. Marine during Desert Storm instilled values of discipline and dedication in him.

Throughout his career, Coach Holmes has positively influenced baseball worldwide, working closely with players, coaches, and international federations across 15 countries on four continents. He’s been associated with renowned teams like the Oakland A’s, Texas Rangers, and the Costa Rican National Team, and he’s part of Major League Baseball’s Scouting Bureau.

Beyond his practical contributions, Nick founded World Baseball Experience.com, uniting enthusiasts and fostering camaraderie. He’s also a writer, speaker, and host of the podcast “Love the Game, Live the Dream,” where he shares insights from baseball’s brightest minds.

Nick’s philosophy emphasizes dedication, hard work, and a genuine love for baseball as the keys to success. Currently, he serves as the Founder and International Scouting Director of Global Sports Metrics, Ltd., shaping the future of baseball globally.




To change and improve the world through baseball.


“To improve is to change; to perfect is to change often.”– Winston Churchill –

Learn and teach life lessons with mindfulness, constant and continual improvement; getting a little better than yesterday.

“If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old; then you don’t understand it yourself.”
– Albert Einstein

“I understand that I will never know everything about baseball or life.

What I do know is I owe my life to this game. Baseball has given me some of the most significant moments and sparked most of the joy that has come my way.

This game has positioned me to act on countless opportunities to better myself and those around me. I have built lifelong relationships and seen the world through cultures and people that I never imagined.

My goal is to give back everything this game has taught me to as many young players and coaches as possible. Keeping the constant learning cycle going.”

– N.A. Holmes II –

Career Highlights

Coaching & Development

  • Head Coach – Costa Rica National Team – San José, Costa Rica
  • Vol. Asst. Coach – Vancouver Canadians (Oakland A’s, Rookie SS)
  • Head Coach – Oakland A’s SoCal Scout Team – Los Angeles, CA
  • Head Coach – Oakwood High School – N.Hollywood, CA
  • Head Coach and Director of Player & Coach Development – Nanaimo Minor Baseball Association– Nanaimo, BC, Canada
  • Head Coach and Director of Player & Coach Development – Corner Brook Baseball Association – Corner Brook, NL, Canada


  • International Scouting Director – Global Sports Metrics
  • International Scouting Director- Collegiate Baseball Scouting Network.
  • Latin America – MLB Scouting Bureau
  • Oakland A’s – Southern California
  • Texas Rangers – Central America
  • Costa Rica Beisbol Federacion
  • MLBSB -Newfoundland and British Columbia, Canada
  • National Collegiate Scouting Association- Sr. National Scout

Business Owner

  • Founder/CEO – Global Sports Metrics, LTd. (Since 2019) Nanaimo, BC
  • Founder/CEO – World Baseball Experience, Ltd. (Since 2015) Nanaimo, BC
  • Founder/Owner – Sherman Oaks Baseball Academy (13yrs) Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Founder/Owner – 5 Tool Players Inc. Academy (11 yrs) Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Owner of West Coast Baseball School (3yrs) Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Director of Baseball – Beyond Sports (3 yrs) San Jose, Costa Rica

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