Alex Holmgren has a B.A. in Russian Studies and Political Science from Auburn University and a M.S. in Conflict Management from Kennesaw State and has been coaching for nineteen years, 2001 – 2008 at Kennesaw Mountain High School, and from 2008 to present at Allatoona High School. In high school, he competed in basketball, cross country, and track and field. He continued to compete in cross country and track and field at Auburn University. He has coached two Track and Field State Championship Teams.
Coach Holmgren has two sons, Miller and Carter, ages 16 and 12. As mentors, Coach Holmgren looks up to Kelly Sullivan, the Seattle University Head Coach and former Auburn University Cross Country Coach, and Tom Williams, the former Walton High School and University of North Georgia Coach. He finds inspiration from John Short, a South African Coach, who said, “What counts in battle is what you do when the pain sets in.”