Pima College women’s basketball Todd Holthaus has been a fixture in Tucson for over 22 years, the last 13 of them as head coach of the Pima women’s basketball program.
He has recruited Southern Arizona annually (six newcomers next season are from this area) affording student-athletes in the community an opportunity to continue their education and blossom in their sport to perhaps landing a scholarship at a four-year institution.
He felt compelled to issue a statement to the community concerning current affairs in this country in terms of racial equality.
He writes in his statement (below) that he will “stand with my Brothers and Sisters of colors other than mine.”
“I vow to stand strong and do my part to bring change,” he added. “Pima Women’s Basketball will always be a diverse culture that empowers the women of the future. We will be a positive force that will enable the good in the world to prevail.”
Here is Holthaus’ statement:
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