College of Idaho Athletic Director Marty Holly has announced the resignation of Reagan Rossi as head women's basketball coach in order to assume full-time duties as associate athletic director. Rossi just completed her 13th season at the helm of the Lady Yotes and led the team to five NAIA Division II national tournament appearances during her tenure. Her top assistant, former C of I men's basketball head coach, Mark Owen, will assume the head coaching position in July.
College of Idaho Athletic Director Marty Holly has been named the 2013 NAIA Athletics Director of the Year, the national office announced Monday. This prestigious award is given annually to an athletics director for his or her accomplishments in all facets of athletics administration over the course of the previous year. Holly will be formally recognized at the 73rd Annual NAIA Convention Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 12 in Kansas City, Mo.
The College of Idaho has received a $25,000 gift from Jacksons Food Stores to help fund construction of the Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium, a state-of-the-art baseball complex that will rival any in the Intermountain West.
College of Idaho head football coach Mike Moroski has announced the hiring of Chris Jewell as the Coyotes' defensive coordinator.
“I am very excited to announce the hiring of Chris Jewell as our defensive coordinator,” Moroski said. “Coach Jewell is a great person and a very detailed and thorough teacher. In addition, he embraces the standards of excellence of The College of Idaho, our athletic department, and the football program.”
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.