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Former C of I All-American named new track coach

College of Idaho athletic director Reagan Rossi announced today that former Coyote All-American Austin Basterrechea has been named head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track programs.

Basterrechea replaces Pat McCurry, who resigned today after 12 years as head coach. McCurry resurrected the C of I program in 2004 after a 27-year hiatus and turned it into one of the most respected squads in the NAIA. He has taken an assistant coach position at an NCAA Division I school.

C of I hires Jim Everett to coach swim program

College of Idaho athletic director Reagan Rossi has announced the hiring of former Treasure Valley Family YMCA CEO Jim Everett as the new head coach of the C of I men’s and women’s swim program.

Everett replaces Christine Mabile, who left the College last month to become an assistant coach at the University of Missouri.

C of I names Reagan Rossi as new athletic director

The College of Idaho restructured leadership roles within its athletics department, with longtime C of I coach and administrator Reagan Rossi becoming the Coyotes’ first female athletic director, as announced during a press conference on July 12.

Rossi, in her 18th year at the College, was promoted after four years as associate athletic director. She previously served as head women’s basketball coach for 13 years.

Safford honored, C of I wins 11 NAIA awards

The annual NAIA-SIDA Ike Pearson Award Reception was a banner night for The College of Idaho, with Coyote athletics earning a combined 12 national honors during Wednesday’s CoSIDA National Convention in Dallas, Texas.

C of I Director of Athletic Communication Mike Safford Jr. became the 40th recipient of the Ike Pearson Lifetime Achievement Award—the highest honor for an athletic communication specialist in the NAIA.

C of I planetarium receives public outreach grant

The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium offers visitors the chance to become engulfed by planets, stars, galaxies and exploration of the final frontier. But what if you could get a similar experience in an elementary, junior high, or even high school classroom?

That’s where the Starlab comes into play.

And thanks to a recent $5,000 NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) grant, C of I planetarium director Amy Truksa will be holding a workshop in June 2016 to teach 25 local school teachers how to use the portable planetarium.

C of I marketing director honored as CASE Rising Star

College of Idaho Director of Marketing & Communications Jordan Rodriguez has been named a 2016 Rising Star by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Rodriguez will be honored at the upcoming CASE District VIII Conference, taking place Feb. 3-5 in Calgary, Alberta.

C of I’s Mike Safford honored by NAIA

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today that Mike Safford Jr., longtime College of Idaho Director of Athletic Communications, is the recipient of the 2016 Clarence “Ike” Pearson Award.

Cradle of Life: Tales from an Egyptologist

With towering pyramids and temples surrounded by dry Saharan sands serving as a backdrop, College of Idaho Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History Egyptologist Jan Summers Duffy spent a month in Egypt this summer excavating the land of pharaohs. Here is her firsthand account of life as an Egyptologist:

Coach Garson blogs about Maccabi Games experience

College of Idaho men's basketball coach Scott Garson served as an assistant coach for the Under-18 United States team at the 2015 European Maccabi Games, held in Berlin, Germany.

The Maccabi Games are an international Jewish sporting event, similar to the Olympics. The 2015 games held special significance as the first Jewish event of this magnitude held on German soil since the Holocaust ended 70 years ago.

Shining a light: C of I coach battles domestic violence

It was a night not unlike most as College of Idaho strength and conditioning coach Mike Shines walked out of a dinner lounge in downtown Boise. He noticed a group of people had gathered outside. Shines walked over to see the subject of the gathering—a man physically abusing a woman.

Shines stood among the group, just like the others, until the woman was shoved onto his car. That is when he spoke up and said something.

“I asked myself, ‘Had he not thrown her on my car, would I have stood there like everybody else, or would I have done something?’” Shines said.


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