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Holly Borchers Named Head Women's Basketball Coach

Holly Borchers has been named head women’s basketball coach at Florida Southern College.  She replaces Jarrod Olson, who resigned after six seasons at FSC to become the head women’s basketball coach at California Baptist.

“Holly has been an integral part of the success our women’s basketball program has achieved under Jarrod,” said FSC Athletics Director Pete Meyer.  “I’m confident she will be able to continue that success as our head coach.”

“I have been coaching with Jarrod for the last 10 years and I really am going to miss working with him,” Borchers said.  “I have played for and coached alongside some of the best in this business and Jarrod is certainly one of them.  It is sad to see him go, as he has been such a big part of the success we have had here and has done things the right way.  At the same time, I am happy for him and thankful that he has left the program in great shape.  I could not ask for a better leader than our athletics director, Pete Meyer, and I can't thank him enough for his efforts to make this a smooth transition for me and my family, for the current student-athletes, and for those joining the team next season.”  

Borchers was Olson’s assistant all six seasons at FSC after both were assistants together at Creighton.  At FSC, she has helped direct a program that has improved its win total each year.  The Moccasins have recorded back-to-back 20-win seasons, won back-to-back regular season Sunshine State Conference titles and received back-to-back NCAA tournament bids.  In her six seasons with the program, the Moccasins have compiled a 113-61 record.  She becomes the sixth head coach in the history of Florida Southern women’s basketball.

She came to FSC after a four-year stint as an assistant at Creighton, where she worked with the backcourt players and was the program’s recruiting coordinator. From 1997-2001, Borchers was an assistant at Wright State in Dayton, Ohio. There she was responsible for player development, academic monitoring, recruiting, camps, and community relations.

A four-year starting point guard at Creighton (1994-97), Borchers (formerly Holly Sivesind) finished her career ranked in the school’s top ten in ten different categories. The 1993-94 Missouri Valley Conference Freshman-of-the-Year also earned first team all-MVC honors, all-tournament honors, and all-academic honors while playing for the Jays. A native of Sioux Falls, S.D., and a graduate of Roosevelt High School, Borchers was named Miss South Dakota Basketball in 1992 and was a USA TODAY All-America selection.

She graduated from Creighton in 1997 with a double major in theology and psychology. In 2002 she earned a master’s degree in specialized ministry from United Theological Seminary and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Wright State. She has been involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the past 20 years and has served on the Leadership Board for the Southwest Ohio FCA.

Her brother, John, was Mr. South Dakota Basketball in 1996 and finished his college career as the career leader in three-point field goals at Colorado State University.

Borchers’ husband, Dean, is a teacher in Lakeland. They have been married for 12 years, are the parents of three boys and are expecting a fourth child in August.


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