Holly Togiai begins her ninth season as an assistant coach at Air Force. As the longest tenured assistant under coach Ardie McInelly, her major responsibilities include team travel, film coordination and recruiting. On the court, she specializes in post player development. She also assists in practice planning and game strategizing.
Before joining the Air Force staff, Togiai spent three years as a volunteer coach at Idaho State under McInelly. She also played for the coach for two seasons.
Togiai was a four-year letterwinner at Idaho State. In her senior season, she was the Big Sky Conference's leading rebounder and second- leading scorer. During her four-year stint with the Bengals, she was a two-time first-team all-conference selection and also garnered Big Sky Co-Freshman of the Year honors in 1995. She became the third-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder in school history (now fifth and third, respectively), recording 20 double-doubles during her career.
Togiai also ranks in the top 10 all-time in field goals made and attempted, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, three-point field goal percentage and games played. In addition to her accomplishments on the court, Togiai was also a stand-out in the classroom, being named to the Big Sky's all-academic team three times.
She graduated from Idaho State in 1999 with a degree in physical education. As a testament to her success at Idaho State, Togiai was inducted into the Idaho State Athletics Hall-of-Fame on Oct. 4, 2008.
The native of Kennewick, Wash., enjoys going out with friends and watching college sports. She is the daughter of Green and Linda Togiai and Margaret and Bud Shaw. She has five siblings, John and Justin Togiai, Lori Araujo, Crystal, married to Tony Kalmbach and Heather, married to Danny Cuillier. She also has two nieces, Lily and Kendall.