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Slideshow: Court Named for Coach Robinson
Franklin & Marshall men’s basketball Head Coach Glenn Robinson recently became the 13th coach in NCAA history to achieve 800 career wins. In honor of the milestone and Robinson’s 40 years of excellence in coaching, the College bestowed on the coach one of the ultimate honors in basketball by naming the hardwood court in Mayser Gymnasium “Glenn Robinson Court.” Interim President John F. Burness ’67 officially named of the court following the men’s basketball game against Dickinson College on Saturday, Feb. 19.
Photos by Brian Donnelly
Many of Robinson’s former players were on hand to witness the ceremony, including several of the program’s 22 All-Americans. Trustee Art Taylor ’80, who played on the first F&M basketball team to make the Division III Final Four in 1979, offered remarks about Robinson’s influence on his life on and off the court.
Joining Robinson at midcourt during the ceremony were his wife, Kathy, children Wynn and Carolyn, and grandson. Burness and Director of Athletics & Recreation Patty Epps presented Robinson and the family with several gifts, including an etching of the court named in the coach’s honor. Robinson then addressed the crowd. To view a video of the ceremony, including Robinson’s speech, click here and see the court dedication under the “On Demand” tab.
The weekend kicked off with a dinner for close friends of the program on Friday evening at the President’s House, where Robinson was awarded F&M’s Presidential Medal.