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Coach Holbrook discusses the scrimmage and preparing for 2009-2010 season

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 14, 2009

Coach Holbrook discusses the scrimmage and preparation for the 2009-2010 season.

Coack Holbrook’s thoughts on the scrimmage.

View Coaches comments here on the preperation for the season.

Coach Kathy, Traci, Cindy and Mike

Coaches Kathy, Traci, Cindy and Mike

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First year Asst. Coach Traci Reimann discusses returning to UWRF program

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 14, 2009

Traci Reimann is in her first season as an assistant coach with the Falcons. She was an All-WIAC player for the Falcons and competed with the team for four seasons (2003-07). She was named to the first All-WIAC teams in 2006 and 2007 and earned honorable mention in 2005. She also earned a spot on the All-Defensive team in 2006.

She discusses in this video the things she brings to the program as a former player.

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Coach Reimann

Coach Reimann

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Get to know Head Coach Cindy Holbrook of the UW River Falls Falcon Women’s Basketball Team

Posted by Falcons Fan on October 28, 2009

Coach Holbrook explaining how she wants it done

Coach Holbrook explaining how she wants it done

Entering her 10th season as the head women’s basketball coach, Cindy Holbrook leads the Falcons through arguably the toughest conference in the country. In her tenure as head coach, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has seen three NCAA champions and two-second place finishers.

The Falcons finish a respectable sixth in last year’s WIAC standings. They had a six game improvement over the 2008 season in the win column and finished 14-12 overall. With every starter and all but one letter winner back, the Falcons look to make a step up in the WIAC standings this year.

Holbrook ranks 11th in all-time career wins among all-time coaches in the WIAC and is currently fourth among active coaches in the conference. She reached a coaching milestone on Dec. 11, 2007 in a 67-54 win over Martin Luther for her 100th career win.

Her coaching philosophy emphasizes enabling her players to perform to the best of their ability.

“I don’t believe in the coach micro-managing or trying to control everything. Our staff’s job is to teach and prepare them and then trust that preparation and trust our team enough to let them play the game.”

As a passionate coach, Holbrook inspires growth and potential in her student-athletes.

“Whether it is in the classroom or on the basketball floor, being a well-balanced person is what competing and being a student-athlete at the Div. III level is all about,” said Holbrook. “We challenge kids to be prepared and give 100 percent every day. That’s the only way to learn what each of us is really capable of. Our daily performance determines our opportunity for success, that’s why our team motto is “Success is a choice.”

Holbrook has coached 16 women to All-WIAC honors during her career, including then freshman Tiffany Gregorich who earned honorable mention to the 2009 All-WIAC team.

Her experience in the WIAC began as a student-athlete at UW-Stout where she was a two-time All-WIAC first team selection in 1993 and 1994. Her senior season she was named the 1994 WIAC Player of the Year and earned All-American honors. She was named to the second All-WIAC team in 1992. She helped the Blue Devils to a 76-27 record and berths in both the NCAA Div. III and NAIA National Tournaments for four seasons. She was inducted into the UW-Stout Athletic Hall of Fame in November 2005. She is the only person who has been named a WIAC Coach of the Year (2001) and WIAC Player of the Year (1994).

Holbrook was the head tennis coach at UWRF and an assistant basketball coach for five years before taking over the basketball program in 2000.

She is a native of south Minneapolis where she competed in basketball, softball and tennis at Roosevelt High School.

Holbrook earned her psychology undergraduate degree and coaching minor from UW-Stout. She completed her master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in sport psychology and sociology at the University of Minnesota. She currently teaches in the UWRF health & human performance department.

Coach Traci Reimann, Coach Kathy Holbrook, Coach Mike Babler and Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

Coach Traci Reimann, Coach Kathy Holbrook, Coach Mike Babler and Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

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Get to know Asst. Coach Kathy Holbrook of the UW River Falls Falcon Women’s Basketball Team

Posted by Falcons Fan on October 28, 2009

Asst Coach Kathy Holbrook explaining how they do it.

Asst Coach Kathy Holbrook explaining how they want it done.

 

Kathy Holbrook starts her eighth year as an assistant coach with the Falcon women’s basketball program. Coach Cindy Holbrook says, “Kathy specializes in working with our post players. She’s an excellent teacher of the details of the game, and is especially strong working on individual player development. She keeps kids motivated and always looks for encouraging things to say. Kathy truly believes in the Div. III philosophy and is committed to our student-athletes having a great experience. She is professional, competitive and driven to help us become a better team.”

Holbrook’s athletic background is impressive in both basketball and volleyball. At Doane College in Nebraska, she was selected the school’s Outstanding Female Athlete her junior and senior years of competition. She earned All-Conference and NAIA All-District recognition for two straight years for her success on the basketball court. She was inducted into the Doane Hall of Fame in 2003 for her excellence as a student-athlete. She is also in the Hall of Fame at Central City High School in Nebraska.

Holbrook is currently a home health physical therapist for Aspen in the Twin Cities. She earned her undergraduate degree in natural science with a biology emphasis at Doane in 1983. She went on to earn a certificate in physical therapy from the Mayo Clinic’s School of Health Related Sciences in Rochester, Minn.

Coach Traci Reimann, Coach Kathy Holbrook, Coach Mike Babler and Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

Coach Traci Reimann, Coach Kathy Holbrook, Coach Mike Babler and Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

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Get to know Asst. Coach Mike Babler of the UW River Falls Falcon Women’s Basketball Team

Posted by Falcons Fan on October 28, 2009

Coach Babler looking for the edge

Coach Babler looking for the edge

Mike Babler is in his fourth season as an assistant coach. Coach Cindy Holbrook says, “Mike has a lot of coaching experience and will be a great addition to our staff. He particularly loves coaching the defensive end of the floor and will make us a tougher team at locking down and getting stops on defense. Mike’s enthusiasm and ability to break down film for scouting is also a real strength. I’m glad to have him join our staff, he has a lot to add to our program.”

In 2005-06 he was the assistant girl’s basketball coach at River Falls High School and before that was an assistant junior varsity coach for three seasons. After moving to River Falls in 1982, he coached several local boys and girls youth teams. He started his teaching and coaching career at Hamilton High School where he was an assistant boy’s coach. Babler helped lead Hamilton to WIAA State tournament appearances twice in the three years he coached there.

Babler is a 1977 graduate of UW-Whitewater. He earned his undergraduate degree in education with a coaching minor. He is also the head girl’s soccer coach at River Falls High School. He owns Valley Services, Inc. – Heating and Air Conditioning in Hudson. He and his wife, Mary, have two children. Their son Ryan currently attends UW-River Falls, and their daughter Sarah attends UW-Green Bay.

Coach Traci Reimann, Coach Kathy Holbrook, Coach Mike Babler and Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

Coach Traci Reimann, Coach Kathy Holbrook, Coach Mike Babler and Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

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Get to know Asst. Coach Traci Reimann of the UW River Falls Falcon Women’s Basketball Team

Posted by Falcons Fan on October 28, 2009

Coach Traci Reimann watching carefully

Coach Traci Reimann watching carefully

Traci Reimann is in her first season as an assistant coach with the Falcons. She was an All-WIAC player for the Falcons and competed with the team for four seasons (2003-07). She was named to the first All-WIAC teams in 2006 and 2007 and earned honorable mention in 2005. She also earned a spot on the All-Defensive team in 2006.

The talented forward scored 1,139 career points and averaged 11.5 points a game. She also grabbed 840 rebounds and averaged 8.4 rebounds a game. She led the 2006 and 2007 teams in scoring and rebounding and led the 2004 team in assists. Reimann is UWRF’s all-time career rebound leader and she is seventh in all time points.

Coach Traci Reimann, Coach Kathy Holbrook, Coach Mike Babler and Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

Coach Traci Reimann, Coach Kathy Holbrook, Coach Mike Babler and Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

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Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 1, 2008

Cindy Holbrook – Head Coach

Head Coach Cindy Hovet

Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

 

Entering her ninth season as the head women’s basketball coach, Cindy Holbrook leads the Falcons through arguably the toughest conference in the country. In her tenure as head coach, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has seen three NCAA champions and two-second place finishers.The Falcons will look to improve from their 8-18 overall and 2-14 WIAC records from last season. They will rely on the freshness of youth and the leadership of returning players.“I’m expecting a lot from our team this year. We’re young and spunky and competitive,” says Holbrook, “We’ll see tremendous improvement throughout the season as we learn and gain confidence on the court. These players are motivated and committed to each other and what we’re trying to accomplish. Right now I expect we’ll give our best every day, we’ll learn more about the game and each other every day, and we’ll come prepared and ready to battle every time the lights are on. Our win-loss record will take care of itself. ”Holbrook ranks 12th in all-time career wins among all-time coaches in the WIAC and is currently fourth among active coaches in the conference. She reached a coaching milestone on Dec. 11, 2007 in a 67-54 win over Martin Luther for her 100th career win.Her coaching philosophy emphasizes enabling her players to perform to the best of their ability.“I don’t believe in the coach micro-managing or trying to control everything. Our staff’s job is to teach and prepare them and then trust that preparation and trust our team enough to let them play the game.”As a passionate coach, Holbrook inspires growth and potential in her student-athletes.

“Whether it is in the classroom or on the basketball floor, being a well-balanced person is what competing and being a student-athlete at the Div. III level is all about,” said Holbrook, “We challenge kids to be prepared and give 100 percent every day. That’s the only way to learn what each of us is really capable of. Our daily performance determines our opportunity for success, that’s why our team motto is “Success is a choice.”

Holbrook has coached 15 women to All-WIAC honors including Caitlin Hunstock who earned All-WIAC Honorable Mention recognition and was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team last season.

Her experience in the WIAC began as a student-athlete at UW-Stout where she was a two-time All-WIAC first team selection in 1993 and 1994. Her senior season she was named the 1994 WIAC Player of the Year and earned All-American honors. She was named to the second All-WIAC team in 1992. She helped the Blue Devils to a 76-27 record and berths in both the NCAA Div. III and NAIA National Tournaments for four seasons. She was inducted into the UW-Stout Athletic Hall of Fame in November 2005. She is the only person who has been named a WIAC Coach of the Year (2001) and WIAC Player of the Year (1994).

Holbrook was the head tennis coach at UWRF and an assistant basketball coach for five years before taking over the basketball program in 2000.

She is a native of south Minneapolis where she competed in basketball, softball and tennis at Roosevelt High School.

Holbrook earned her psychology undergraduate degree and coaching minor from UW-Stout. She completed her master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in sport psychology and sociology at the University of Minnesota. She currently teaches in the UWRF health & human performance department.

 

Coach Hovet

Coach Holbrook

 

 

Coach Hovet and Alise Holst

Coach Holbrook and Alise Holst

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Mike Babler

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 1, 2008

Mike Babler is in his third season as an assistant coach. Coach Cindy Hovet says, “Mike has a lot of coaching experience and will be a great addition to our staff. He particularly loves coaching the defensive end of the floor and will make us a tougher team at locking down and getting stops on defense. Mike’s enthusiasm and ability to break down film for scouting is also a real strength. I’m glad to have him join our staff, he has a lot to add to our program.”

Coach Mike Babler

Coach Mike Babler

In 2005-06 he was the assistant girl’s basketball coach at River Falls High School and before that was an assistant junior varsity coach for three seasons. After moving to River Falls in 1982, he coached several local boys and girls youth teams. He started his teaching and coaching career at Hamilton High School where he was an assistant boy’s coach. Babler helped lead Hamilton to WIAA State tournament appearances twice in the three years he coached there.

Babler is a 1977 graduate of UW-Whitewater. He earned his undergraduate degree in education with a coaching minor. He is also the head girl’s soccer coach at River Falls High School. He owns Valley Services, Inc. – Heating and Air Conditioning in Hudson. He and his wife, Mary, have two children. Their son Ryan currently attends UW-River Falls, and their daughter Sarah attends UW-Green Bay.

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Kathy Holbrook

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 1, 2008

Kathy Holbrook starts her seventh year as an assistant coach with the Falcon women’s basketball program. Coach Cindy Hovet says, “Kathy specializes in working with our post players. She’s an excellent teacher of the details of the game, and is especially strong working on individual player development. She keeps kids motivated and always looks for encouraging things to say. Kathy truly believes in the Div. III philosophy and is committed to our student-athletes having a great experience. She is professional, competitive and driven to help us become a better team.”

Coach Kathy Holbrook

Coach Kathy Holbrook

Holbrook’s athletic background is impressive in both basketball and volleyball. At Doane College in Nebraska, she was selected the school’s Outstanding Female Athlete her junior and senior years of competition. She earned All-Conference and NAIA All-District recognition for two straight years for her success on the basketball court. She was inducted into the Doane Hall of Fame in 2003 for her excellence as a student-athlete. She is also in the Hall of Fame at Central City High School in Nebraska.

Holbrook is currently a home health physical therapist for Aspen in the Twin Cities. She earned her undergraduate degree in natural science with a biology emphasis at Doane in 1983. She went on to earn a certificate in physical therapy from the Mayo Clinic’s School of Health Related Sciences in Rochester, Minn.

 

 

 

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