New Locker Rooms Make New Opportunities for Success

The men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms inside the Dedmon Center underwent substantial renovations prior to the beginning of the 2014-15 season.

The new facilities provide student-athletes with lounges, new lockers and benches, and an updated design to the decades-old facility.

To make the renovations possible, RU Athletics embarked on a campaign to raise $150,000 for the renovations. Alumni Michael Williams ’93 and Tom Gallaher ’93 jump-started the efforts by contributing $50,000 and $25,000 in leadership gifts to the campaign, respectively.

“We really wanted to support the men’s basketball program, and we really believe in what Coach (Mike) Jones is doing there,” said Williams, who made the gift along with his wife, Patti. “What the men’s program can do for the university, by taking that next step forward, can be beneficial for all of the sports at Radford University as well as the entire university.”

The RU Department of Athletics strives to be a national program in all sports by consistently competing for conference championships, participating in post-season play and earning recognition as one of the premier athletics programs in the Big South Conference.

The renovated locker rooms will be a signature piece for the recruitment of the best and brightest prospective student-athletes for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams.