CBC names competition court after HOF coach Cheryl Holden
PASCO, Wash. — Columbia Basin College (CBC) will celebrate a local coaching legend, Cheryl Holden, by naming the competition court at the Student Recreation Center that’s currently under construction in her honor.
Leaders from the CBC Board of Trustees met on Monday night, reaching the decision to name it “Holden Court.”
Raised in Zillah, Washington, Holden coached CBC’s women’s basketball teams from 2001 to 2014 with great success. During her tenure, the CBC women’s basketball team claimed four Northwest Athletic Conference Championships. Now, Holden is the school’s Vice President for Student Services — A position she holds proudly.
Lydig Construction is currently working on the Student Recreation Center based on designs from RGU Architecture. The facility is expected to take up 80,000 square feet of CBC’s Pasco campus and is on track to be completed in 2022.
“This wouldn’t have been possible without all of those hardworking student-athletes and the women who agreed to work very hard to support CBC and make dreams come true,” Holden said. “Even our teams now — They continue to be supportive and listen; ask for advice. I’m just all-in and just love CBC.”
Holden was admitted to the NWAC Hall of Fame in 2018 for her incredible efforts in building the CBC women’s basketball program. Over 13 years as a head coach, Holden won 70 percent of the games that she coached. Her guidance was the catalyst in CBC’s 10-year run of nine NWAC appearances, leading to five East Region titles.
Additionally, Holden is one of only two coaches in conference history to win four NWAC Championships in their career. Her place in the history books is solidified, and with her name being attached to the new indoor sports facility, Holden’s legacy at CBC will be remembered forever.
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