The College of Idaho’s first new campus building in more than a decade will officially open July 29 as the C of I dedicates the Marty Holly Athletics Center. The ceremony and ribbon cutting will begin at 10 a.m. inside the building, followed immediately by guided tours of the 22,000-square-foot facility.
The building is named after longtime C of I Athletic Director Marty Holly, who is in his 34th year at the College. Holly—who also coached men’s basketball for 19 years and led the Coyotes to the 1996 NAIA Division II National Championship—is proud to have his name permanently attached to C of I athletics.
“I believe so strongly in this school and the quality of education it provides our students,” Holly said. “To have been a small part of that mission for all these years has been a privilege, and I am honored beyond words that the College and its generous supporters saw fit to put my name on this fantastic facility.”
The Marty Holly Athletics Center will provide training and support facilities for all Coyote student athletes, including the football team that returns to action this fall after a 37-year hiatus. The building includes weight rooms, a cardio balcony, men’s and women’s locker rooms, classroom space, trainers’ facilities, coaches’ offices and more.
“The Marty Holly Athletics Center is a game-changer, both for Coyote athletics and the entire campus community,” C of I President Marv Henberg said. “It is a building worthy of its namesake—and one that will benefit College of Idaho students for generations to come.”
The dedication is open to all who wish to pay tribute to Holly and see the finished building. The short ceremony will include remarks from Holly, Henberg, C of I Board of Trustees chairman Doug Brigham and key donors. Opportunities for naming rights within the building remain available; for more information, please contact Joe Hughes at (208) 459-5917 or [email protected].
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 12 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 www.collegeofidaho.edu.