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Bill Belknap
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 09/16/2008
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Bill Belknap came to Idaho in January of 1978 as Athletic Director and oversaw a hugely successful stretch of Vandal athletic history. During his 10-year tenure at Idaho, Belknap hired such coaches as Don Monson, Dennis Erickson, Keith Gilbertson, Tim Floyd and Pat Dobratz. Teams won 13 conference titles under Belknap’s watch, as well as a 1986 WNIT title in women’s basketball. Both football and men’s basketball garnered NCAA top-10 final finishes under his watch and seven sports overall won conference titles. Idaho’s women’s teams also earned the 1982-83 All Sports Champion honor for the Mountain West Athletic Conference. Following his time as Idaho’s Athletic Director, Belknap moved on to another role at the University of Idaho Assistant to the President for Centennial Development Programs, where he helped manage the Idaho Centennial Celebration and the $43 million fund-raising campaign for the University.

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