A $100,000 gift supporting construction of The College of Idaho’s Athletics and Outdoor Education Center will honor former Coyote football coach and player Ed “Buzz” Bonaminio.
The head football coach’s office in the new facility will be named in honor of Bonaminio, who served as head coach of the College’s football team from 1965 through 1971. Bonaminio also played halfback for the Coyotes and graduated from the C of I in 1956. He received the College’s Alumni Service Award in 2002.
Longtime College of Idaho athletic director Marty Holly has been named the Cascade Conference Athletic Director of the Year, announced June 14 by CCC commissioner Rob Cashell. Holly, who recently completed his 32nd year at the C of I, earns the honor for the second time in the last five seasons. He also will be a nominee for the NAIA Athletic Director of the Year award, to be announced later this summer.
Football is officially back at The College of Idaho, and it’s time to celebrate! All C of I alumni and friends – including former football players and student-athletes from all Coyote teams – are invited to join us June 27-29 as the College hosts the Coyote Reunion celebrating the return of football as well as the soon-to-be-built Athletics and Outdoor Education Center.
College of Idaho athletic director Marty Holly has announced the hiring of UCLA assistant Scott Garson as the 15th men’s basketball head coach in program history.
“I am honored that President Henberg and Marty Holly have given me the opportunity to lead the men’s basketball program at The College of Idaho,” Garson said. “I feel very fortunate to be at an institution with such an outstanding academic reputation combined with a tremendous passion for its athletics programs across the board.”
When the reinstated College of Idaho football team returns to the field next fall, there’s a chance Cesar Montes will be the first Coyote to touch the football. Montes, a kicker and punter from McCall-Donnelly High School in north-central Idaho, is the latest member of Coach Mike Moroski’s initial recruiting class, and he’ll also play soccer at the College.
The newly reinstated College of Idaho football team has its first signee. Head coach Mike Moroski introduced the first member of his initial recruiting class Feb. 11 as Eagle High School senior Marcus Lenhardt signed a Frontier Conference Letter of Intent.
Lenhardt, a 6-foot-4 tight end, was an All-Southern Idaho Conference performer at Eagle during the 2012 season. He made 27 catches for 343 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Mustangs reach their fifth consecutive 5A state tournament.
For more than 100 years, The College of Idaho has combined its outstanding academic rigor with a proud tradition of athletic success. From late, great heroes such as supermarket magnate Joe Albertson and National Football League innovator R.C. Owens to current stars like 2012 Major League Baseball draftee Izaac Garsez and two-time national champion distance runner Hillary Holt, the C of I has been home to countless student-athletes who have excelled both in the classroom and in sport.
The Purple and Gold has come to life for College of Idaho sports fans with the Aug. 8 unveiling of www.yoteathletics.com, the new online home of Coyote Athletics.
Created with the help of SIDEARM Sports – one of the nation’s premier college athletic website developers – YoteAthletics.com will give Coyote fans unprecedented access to the College’s 19 intercollegiate teams.
Three long-time supporters of The College of Idaho have made gifts totaling $250,000 to support the reinstatement of the College’s football program.
John and Linda Bequette, co-chairs of the steering committee that is raising funds for football, have contributed $150,000 toward the effort, while Bernie McCain, who with her late husband Warren McCain provided many generous gifts including the College’s McCain Scholarships, has made a $100,000 gift.