Research

One of the Holt Community Foundation’s core values is research in the form of projects that create new knowledge or document local history.  Our foundation is relatively new and we are just now beginning to build our archives of Holt Community History!

There are some existing, wonderful resources about Holt history:

At the Holt Community Foundation, we are doing what we can to support those entities as well as unearth some history and research of our own!

Holt High School Athletics Archive

Our first project originated from our annual Jason Baragar Hoops Tournament.  Dozens of Holt High School alumni come together for that event and we began to notice that many of those players had old VHS tapes.  So, we put those tapes on the web!

Click here and subscribe to our YouTube channel updated weekly with archived Holt Rams Varsity Men’s Basketball footage!

Thanks go to legendary Holt Boys Varsity Basketball Coach Bruce Larner and wife Deb Larner – both Holt School Teachers – for their help compiling and scanning these rosters!  Coach Larner successfully mentored young men who participated in the Holt Varsity Basketball program over a 21 year career (1985 – 2006) culminating in a State Championship.  Read more about his impact in this 8-page retrospective (click here).

Thanks also to Coach Dave Foy – longtime Holt Public School Teacher – for all his help on this project and loaning us the videos to upload to YouTube!  Videos were also provided by: Luke Schrauben, Ryan Anderson, and Jeremy Baragar.