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Athletic Center named in honor of athletics director

A new $4 million facility supporting The College of Idaho’s athletic program will be named in honor of long-time Athletic Director Marty Holly.

The Marty Holly Athletics Center, now under construction on the C of I campus, is slated to open late next summer and will be the first new building on campus since the Village Apartments were completed in 2002.

“Under Marty Holly’s leadership The College of Idaho’s athletic program has reached new levels of excellence,” C of I President Marv Henberg said. “Our student-athletes are recognized nationally for their outstanding performance in athletic competition as well as their high achievement in the classroom.”

Earlier this year, Holly was named the Cascade Conference Athletic Director of the Year for the second time in the last five seasons. Eight C of I teams finished in the Top-15 at their respective national championships during the 2012-2013 season, including a national runner-up finish by the women’s cross country program. Coyote athletes also captured nine national championships – one in cross country, three in indoor track, three in snowboarding and two in outdoor track. Last season the Coyotes also had 69 Cascade Conference All-Academic team honorees, 39 NAIA or USCSA Scholar-Athletes, and six Capital One Academic All-Americans.

Holly is in his 33rd year at the C of I, and played an instrumental role in the reinstatement of the College’s football program, which will begin competition in fall 2014.

The Marty Holly Athletics Center will provide training and support facilities for the College’s student-athletes, including the reinstated football team. A second phase of the project will add a $1.2 million Outdoor Education Center to the facility and bolster the College’s programs for all students to enjoy the outdoors and develop an appreciation for nature.

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Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit