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‘The House That Rob Built’ Lady Griz documentary wins Emmy

| June 16, 2022 12:00 AM

“The House That Rob Built” Lady Griz sports documentary was awarded the Best Documentary in the Cultural/Historical category at the Northwest Regional Emmy Awards Gala June 4 in Seattle.

The film team was at the ceremony, including subjects Robin and Jane Selvig, to accept the award.

“We are grateful to the Emmys for this honor,” said the film’s producer/writer/co-director Megan Harrington of Missoula,. “The films in our category were outstanding, and it was a surreal moment being announced as the winner. The credit goes to the entire team … The film would not have been possible without Rob Selvig believing from the beginning in the greatness of women as athletes. As the 50th Anniversary of Title IX approaches, may we remember the pioneers, coaches and players who blazed a trail for love of the game. A special thank you to the Lady Griz family and Griz nation.”

Harrington’s siblings Mike Harrington of Missoula and Molly Gallo of Spokane, were associate producer and co-producer on the documentary film. Currently available on DVD/Blu-Ray, and on Tubi and other digital platforms, “The House That Rob Built” chronicles the remarkable, 38-year coaching career of the University of Montana’s retired coach Robin Selvig and his Montana Grizzlies women’s basketball team, aka the “Lady Griz.” For nearly four decades, beginning in 1978 and ending in the 2015-’16 season, Selvig led the young women of the Lady Griz to 865 victories and only 286 losses.