Manager Steve Evans has confirmed Tommy Holmes as his assistant.

Tommy has most recently been assistant manager to Phil Hudson at Ruthin Town, who last week won the NEWFA Cup with victory over Buckley Town.

Previously he was part of the management team at Brymbo and Conwy Borough.

As a player, Tommy began his career at Tranmere Rovers before joining TNS in 2000, where he played over 400 games during a successful 11 years.

He won the Welsh Premier League on four occasions and formed a defensive partnership with Steve Evans.

He later played for Prestatyn Town, Airbus UK and Buckley Town.

Steve said:

“I’m really excited to be working with Tosh again. “He’s someone who I trust and who has great experience within the game.

“He will be coming in as my assistant manager and will work closely with myself and Matt Sampson, who stays on as first team coach.

“Tosh helped steer Ruthin Town to a 5th placed finish last season & the NEWFA Cup win which shows the good work he and the other coaches did.

“I’ve known Tosh over 20 years, we formed one of the best defensive partnerships the Welsh Premier has seen.

“He’s won everything there is too win in Welsh football. His knowledge and experience will be vital to us as a club this coming season.

“Welcome on board Tosh!”

Tommy said:

“I’m gutted to leave Ruthin Town after such an enjoyable couple of seasons.

“A fantastic group of players there and have had a great relationship with the  the rest of the coaching staff and especially with Philly on and off the field as his assistant for six years, which brought us success along the way.

“The whole club from the fans to the committee welcomed me with open arms from day which I will be forever grateful.

“I’m really  looking forward to this opportunity at Colwyn Bay as I join Steve as his assistant, working towards the goals set out and moving on in my career.

“I’ve known Steve for over 20 years as a friend and team mate and he is one of the best around and someone I will learn a lot from.

“He knows what I’m about and what I can bring to the table.

“I’m looking forward in due course to meeting all the players, staff and committee at the club and of course all the Seagulls fans.

“I’m excited for the challenge ahead.”

Photo courtesy of Ruthin Town