W. Basketball

Tammy Holder

Tammy Holder

  Women's Basketball Coach
  E-mail: tholder@ciu.edu
  Office Phone: 803-212-8223

Columbia International University continues to expand its new athletics program with the hiring of veteran women’s basketball coach Tammy Holder. Holder, who has over 25 years of basketball coaching experience, comes to CIU from the College of Charleston where she served the NCAA Division 1 school as an assistant coach.

Holder’s college experience also includes head coaching positions at USC-Spartanburg and Cal State University Northridge, and serving as assistant coach at the University of Richmond and the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Holder has professional experience as head coach of the Seattle Reign, the first professional women’s basketball franchise in Seattle.

Holder majored in Health and Physical Education at the College of William & Mary where she was a four-year letter winner in basketball and tennis. She finished her collegiate basketball career in William & Mary’s top-20 in both scoring and rebounding and fourth in free throw percentage. Holder earned a master’s degree in Education from the University of Richmond.

The inaugural season for CIU women’s basketball is 2013, so Holder is ready to begin recruiting for the Christian university.

“This will be a challenge, but one I enthusiastically accept,” Holder said. “I know this is the most important coaching position I have ever held, and I take this opportunity very seriously. I am thrilled to be a part of Columbia International University and everything that it stands for.”


Janaye Gillard

Janaye Gillard

  Assistant Coach

What is the reason you chose to attend CIU?

Good seminary program and the impact stories of alumni on the web-site.

From your experience thus far at CIU, what do you like about being on your team?

Seeing growth and change

Favorite Food?

Fried chicken with hot sauce

Favorite Movie?

Glory Road, Lion King, Great Debaters and The Notebook-Can't Choose just one

Favorite TV Show?

Friends


Karina Howell

Karina Howell

  Strength Coach


Beatrice Heyward

Beatrice Heyward

  Team Chaplain


Hannah Grace Anderson

Hannah Grace Anderson

  Student Assistant

What is the reason you chose to attend CIU?

I heard about it through friends at IMPACT 360 and my dad went to seminary here.

From your experience thus far at CIU, what do you like about being on your team?

Having a close knit family that gets to spend a lot of time together.

Favorite Food?

Spaghetti

Favorite Movie?

Gladiator

Favorite TV Show?

Chuck


Jessica Harmeling

  Team Manager

What is the reason you chose to attend CIU?

God chose it for me, but I fell in love!

From your experience thus far at CIU, what do you like about being on your team?

All my new friendships!

Favorite Food?

Sonny's BBQ

Favorite Movie or TV Show?

Sandlot

Your life verse?

Hebrews 11:24-26 "By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.


Kelcey Anderson

Kelcey Anderson

  Trainer