Phyllis Holmes

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Phyllis Holmes



Class of 2001


• Has been involved with the sport of basketball as a player, coach, administrator, and official

• Served as president of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in 1988-89, marking the first time that a woman was selected to head a national body which governed both men's and women's intercollegiate athletics

• Coordinated the first NAIA Women's Basketball Championship, setting the foundation for the tournament which has grown from a field of eight teams to 32 teams

• Coaches award presented annually to the championship coach at the NAIA Tourney is named in her honor

• Served as a coach and administrator at Greenville College, her alma mater, for 24 years

• Has been actively involved with USA Basketball, serving as an assistant coach and manager for a variety of U.S. teams in international competition, including the 1981 World University Games and 1983 Pan American Games and World Championships

• Was instrumental in the formation of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

• Has served on numerous committees, including Kodak All-America, Wade Trophy, AIAW and NCAA Rules Committees

• Received the First Lady Award from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union


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