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Pima's Todd Holthaus earns his 200th win in the Native American Classic

Posted at 10:49 PM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 14:36:19-05

Pima women's basketball coach Todd Holthaus earned his 200th victory with the school in an 80-52 home win, Thursday night over Gilette College.

"Coaching at Pima Community College has been the most rewarding coaching experience of my career," said Holthaus."

"Being able to coach and mentor the young ladies that have come through our program is a humbling experience for everyone involved. The icing on the cake is being able to build Pima into a nationally recognized Women's Basketball program. Each year it is our goal to continue that tradition forward."

This is the tenth season for Holthaus at Pima. The Aztecs are currently the top ranked team in National Junior College Division 2. Pima was runner-up in the 2011 NJCAA National Tournament.

Holthaus came to Pima after a successful stint as girls' varsity head coach at Flowing Wells High School .He posted a career record of 160-64 (.714) in seven years at FWHS, and led the Lady Cabs to seven consecutive state tournament appearances. Included in the run were two region championships, two conference championships, and a region tournament title.

Tonight’s game was part of the three-day long Native American Classic hosted by Tohono O’odham Community College, in coordination with Pima Community College. It was played at Pima’s west campus.