COLLEGE ATHLETIC HALL of FAME MEMBERS FROM NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON

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Dave Holmes
FOOTBALL COACH
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SPORTS CIRCLE OF HONOR and
EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

HAWAII - Holmes had the best winning percentage of any football coach in the school's history by being victorious in 72.7% of the games while compiling a 46-17-1 record. In perhaps his most memorable game as coach, he guided the Rainbows to a 10-7 upset victory in Seattle over Washington in 1973. He came to Hawaii after a successful 5-year stint as head football coach at Eastern Washington.

EASTERN WASHINGTON - Holmes turned around what had been a winless program for two seasons prior to his 1963 arrival in Cheney. His teams were 34-13-1 in five seasons to establish a school record .719 winning percentage. In 1967, Eastern played for the NAIA title and completed the season with a 11-1 record. After starring athletically at Tonasket High School and playing football at Whitworth College, he coached North Central High School's (Spokane) football team to a 34-28-4 record prior to taking over Eastern's program. He went on to become head football coach at the University of Hawaii for six seasons while posting a 46-17-1 (.727) record. Holmes completed his coaching career at University High School (Spokane) where his teams had a 60-38-3 record. In all his high school teams were 95-66-7 (.586) and his college coaching record was 80-30-2 (.723).