A total of 240 days separate College of Idaho fans and the debut of the school’s newly reinstated intercollegiate football team as the Coyotes will open their 11-game 2014 season on Sept. 6.
The Yotes will open the season on the road at Pacific University, returning to the Treasure Valley for their Simplot Stadium debut Sept. 13, hosting Montana Western.
The opener in Forest Grove, Ore., will come 13,438 days after the final game played by the original C of I team Nov. 12, 1977 – also against the Boxers. The Yotes were victorious in that final game, 24-23.
For more than 40 years, Mike Shines has helped motivate College of Idaho student-athletes and others to achieve their goals and maximize their performance. Now, the College’s longtime strength and conditioning coach has a new goal: helping the victims of domestic violence and encouraging greater awareness of the problem.
Shines is raising funds through sales of his newly-published book I’ll Never Tell, which features motivational and inspirational quotes from unknown authors and an Idaho celebrity, accompanied by his own photographs of Idaho landscapes and nature.
The co-chairs of the steering committee raising funds for The College of Idaho’s reinstated football program have given a $250,000 gift to help build the new Marty Holly Athletics Center, now under construction on campus.
The gift from C of I alumni John and Linda Bequette, announced during the Nov. 4 naming of the new $4 million facility, follows the couple’s earlier $150,000 donation to help the College reinstate its football program.
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.
The College of Idaho is launching a new weekly radio show hosted by Voice of the Coyotes Mike Safford and featuring head football coach Mike Moroski. “Yotes Den with Mike Moroski” will air Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. on KOOL Oldies 99.5 FM through the end of the football season.
“Yotes Den” typically will air live from Stewart’s Bar and Grill in Caldwell, and fans are encouraged to attend. The first live show Oct. 29 will be held in the J.A. Albertson Activities Center prior to the “Meet the Yotes Night” basketball tipoff event.
A new era of Coyote basketball begins this fall at The College of Idaho, and the C of I basketball coaches want students, fans, season ticket holders and the entire Caldwell community to get to know their teams before the regular season tips off.
With that in mind, first-year men’s coach Scott Garson, women’s basketball coach Reagan Rossi and their respective teams will host “Meet the Yotes Night,” a basketball tipoff party set to begin at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 inside the J.A. Albertson Activities Center on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
The College of Idaho has received a $100,000 gift supporting its planned Athletics and Outdoor Education Center, slated to begin construction later this year.
The gift from the Larry and Marianne Williams Foundation will go toward the $3.5 million facility that will provide training and support facilities for the C of I’s student-athletes, including the reinstated football team that will begin competing in fall 2014.
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.