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OVA Hall of Fame: Builders (Marg Holman)

Posted on 06/12/2018

Dr. Holman began her volleyball journey as an undergraduate at the University of Windsor where she played and even wrote her fourth-year research project about the sport. After University, in 1973, she dove head first into coaching when she and a colleague started the first travel team in Windsor Essex, the same year she began coaching the University of Windsor team.

Dr. Holman's passion for volleyball led her to establish the Windsor Essex County Volleyball Association which offered traveling girls teams, women's teams, and even a community women's league. Of course, Dr. Holman coached in all of these at some point in time.

Dr. Holman has continued to make notable contributions to the sport in multiple capacities, including Region 3 President and Coach, Assistant coach for the Canada Games, Juror for the World Student Games in England and Japan, delivering annual player and coaching workshops, NCCP facilitator, and she has even performed local officiating duties.

Dr. Holman has made it her mission to provide more and more opportunities for competition. She established the Can-Am University Women's tournament which continued until the NCAA took over, she offered a girls' high school invitational for 22 years, hosted two international competitions, and also the former CIAU championships.
Dr. Holman has volunteer coached with Sandwich Secondary School in Lasalle and was a coach mentor for young teacher coaches within the school program.

Congratulations Dr. Holman on your induction in the Paul and Shelley Brownstein Builder Category of the OVA Hall of Fame!