BORN: May 20, 1975, Republic, Wash.
HOMETOWN: Federal Way, Wash.
HIGH SCHOOL: Federal Way High, 1994
Pacific University, 1994-95 - Played freshman season for the Boxers before transferring.
Western Washington, 1995-99 - Graduated with a degree in biology...originally planned a medical career...did not play basketball at WWU.
The Master's College, 1999-2005 - Assistant head coach at the Santa Clarita, Calif., school...team was 132-58 during his tenure and made four national tournament appearances in a five-year stretch...twice the team reached the round of 16 teams and had 10 All-Americans plus six who earned academic all-America status...also served as recruiting coordinator.
Montana Tech of the University of Montana, 2005-07 - Named the sixth head women's basketball coach in July of 2005...his Oredigger squad was 15-6 in 2006-07.
Washington State University, 2007-Present - Joined the staff of June Daugherty.
WSU APPOINTMENT: May, 2007
WSU RESPONSIBILITIES: Assistant coach
MAY, 2007 - Washington State University Women's Head Basketball Coach June Daugherty announced today the hiring of Brian Holsinger to fill one of the vacant assistant coaching positions.
Holsinger, who graduated from Federal Way (Wash.) High in 1994, joins the WSU staff after two years as the women's head coach at Montana Tech, where his Oredigger team was 15-7 this past season.
"I'm really proud to have Brian Holsinger joining our program," Daugherty commented. "He is an accomplished coach who will be a great teacher for our student-athletes at Washington State.
"Brian also is obviously an accomplished recruiter. He is going to be a great addition to the Cougar basketball family and we are looking forward to getting him started in Pullman," added Daugherty.
Holsinger is a 1999 graduate of Western Washington University with a degree in biology. He also attended Pacific University in Oregon and played basketball as a freshman for the Boxers, 1994-95, before transferring to WWU after his freshman year.
"I am looking forward to coaching with a proven coach like June Daugherty and her husband Mike. "I am also excited about turning Washington State into a player in the Pacific-10 Conference," Holsinger said. "This is a wonderful opportunity to be involved with a great Pac-10 institution."
WSU's new assistant started his coaching career at The Master's College in Santa Clarita, Calif., where he had a five-year run as the assistant head coach. The Mustangs were 132-58 and made four NAIA national tournament appearances during his tenure. He was named Montana Tech's women's head coach in July, 2005.
Holsinger is not the first basketball coach WSU officials have hired from Montana Tech. In 1985 Len Stevens selected men's head coach Kelvin Sampson as one of his assistants. Sampson later directed WSU's men's program for seven successful seasons and is now the head coach at Indiana.
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