Roger Holmes is back in Baron blue.
More than that, he has returned home.
Holmes will now roam the sideline of a court where he once starred as a player, as he accepted the boys' basketball coaching position May 7 at his alma mater, Fountain Valley High.
The 50-year-old replaces Chris Gray.
In February, Holmes — the dean of Sunset League coaches — had announced that he was stepping down as coach of the boys' basketball team at Marina. He had been with the Vikings since 1994. While leading that program, his teams won three league championships and made several deep runs into the CIF playoffs, including a title-game appearance in 2004.
"It feels great being back at Fountain Valley High School," Holmes said. "I still know a number of people here and they have been very helpful. All of the coaches from the other sports have shown their support and have gone out of their way to offer any support they can."