Local college roundup: College of Idaho’s Holly wins national A.D. award

STATESMAN STAFFFebruary 24, 2014 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Marty Holly, who has spent his entire professional career at the College of Idaho, is the 2013 NAIA Athletic Director of the Year, the national office announced Monday. Holly will be formally recognized at the 73rd annual NAIA Convention Awards Luncheon on April 12 in Kansas City.

Holly has been the school’s athletic director since 1981. He also served as the Coyotes head men’s basketball coach for 19 years before stepping down after the 1999-2000 season.

In addition to individual and team successes in the athletic department, Holly helped oversee the return of the football program, helped raise more than $1 million in startup costs to revive the program, and helped to expand student-athlete enrollment to nearly 400 (there are a little more than 1,000 total students on the Caldwell campus). Holly is already a member of the College of Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame (2001) and the NAIA Hall of Fame (2002).

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