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.
Former College of Idaho baseball player Izaac Garsez has been called up to play for the Boise Hawks. The Hawks, in conjunction with their parent club, the Chicago Cubs, announced the move prior to their July 17 home game versus the Yakima Bears. Garsez, an outfielder, was promoted to replace Bijan Rademacher, who was promoted to the Peoria Chiefs. Garsez is expected to be in the starting lineup on Tuesday night.
The College of Idaho will join the Frontier Conference as a football only member in fall 2014 following a vote of the conference’s Council of Presidents, conference commissioner Kent Paulson announced today, June 27.
The College of Idaho will consider the reinstatement of a football team to its athletics program this spring, with the College’s Board of Trustees anticipated to make a decision at its May 2012 meeting.
A series of meetings for members of the College community will be held in the coming weeks by President Marv Henberg and Athletics Director Marty Holly. Information about the contemplated reinstatement of football will be shared at the meetings and input will be collected.
College of Idaho sophomore Matt Fultz is a rock climbing star. Fultz has been competing across the country since his early teens, and he became the first person from Idaho to win the USA Climbing Junior Nationals in 2004. Fultz put climbing on the back burner for a couple of years while he starred in football and track at Columbia High School (Nampa), but his dedication to the sport has reached new heights at C of I. He remains undefeated in Idaho competition and qualified for his first World Cup event last year.