Monday, November 17, 2008

Profile: Jodi Holleman

#8 posting 11.17.2008
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PROFILE: Jodi Holleman
Today the profile spotlight falls on coach Jodi Holleman of Hancock, MN. Holleman led the Owls to the A Title game in 2007 falling to Fulda in the championship. Hancock has been to the tournament twice during her tenure. Holleman begins her 12th season at the helm with a career record of 182-92. She will have a crack at 200 this year.

your birthday March 9th

schooling: HS at Chokio-Alberta, College: Moorhead State Univ.

mentor coaches: HS coach, Gary Lembcke, Chuck Ross, Troy Davis, Tim Grove

basketball coaching jobs: JH and JV at Chokio Alberta (3 years). Past 11 years at Hancock High School

Favorite basketball movie: Love and Basketball

Favorite basketball instructional video/tape: Any Don Meyer video

Favorite book: The Breakdown or GBB Yearbook

Favorite high school gymnasium: Minnewaska

favorite team growing up: Chicago Bulls

Meal before a game: Mac & Cheese

favorite opponent: Ashby

coach you would like to avoid playing: Mike Drier, NLS

trend you like in high school basketball: The "3" ball

trend that needs fixing in basketball: stop re-aligning the sections! Last year 4 schools that were ranked were in section 6A.

most memorable game you coached: Hancock vs Ada-Borup in the State Semifinals- 2007

most painful loss: Hancock vs Fulda for the State Class A Title - 2007

If you could go to a college to assist which one: UM-Morris

favorite athlete in another sport: Brett Farve or Jerry Rice

favorite coach: Wendy Koehler, Alexandria or Jason Conover, Dawson-Boyd

biggest change in basketball since you started coaching: The talent level of female athletes in Minnesota keeps getting better every year.

Favorite value in others: Giving 110% in EVERYTHING you do whether its b-ball practice, games, education, church, or family!

Thanks coach Holleman.

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