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Men's Basketball Celebrates the Opening of its Newly Expanded and Refurbished Locker Room


Posted 02/05/2015
Submitted by David Isgur
Category: Campus Announcements, Sports, Student Announcements

Celebrating the unveiling of the Coughlin Locker Room for the men's basketball team are (from left to right): Director of Athletics Anton Goff, Joseph Coughlin '80, Coach John Gallagher, President Walter Harrison, Peter Stevens, and David Schupp '63.

Celebrating the unveiling of the Coughlin Locker Room for the men's basketball team are (from left to right): Director of Athletics Anton Goff, Joseph Coughlin '80, Coach John Gallagher, President Walter Harrison, Peter Stevens, and David Schupp '63.

Hawks men's basketball head coach John Gallagher addresses those attending the locker room unveiling ceremony.

Hawks men's basketball head coach John Gallagher addresses those attending the locker room unveiling ceremony.

The Hartford Hawks men’s basketball team unveiled its newly expanded, refurbished, and rebranded locker room at a ribbon-cutting ceremony prior to the team’s game against the University of Vermont on Saturday, Jan. 31.

Attending the event were major donors to the project, including Joe Coughlin ‘80, David ‘63 and Sandy Schupp, and Peter Stevens. The locker room was formally dedicated as the “Joseph ’80 and Patricia Coughlin Locker Room.” A number of University officials and alumni also attended the event.

Speaking at the ceremony were University President Walter Harrison, Director of Athletics Anton Goff, and Hawks men’s basketball coach John Gallagher.

“This is a special time for our program,” said Coach Gallagher. “Championships are going to be coming through here within the next five years,” he predicted.

The walls in the new lounge area feature pictures of the Hawks in action from the past and present, with motivational quotes that reflect the University’s brand. The locker room itself features a full-length white board for team notes and keys to the game. The room also has a countdown clock to tipoff of the next game.

“This is a great space for now and beyond,” said Goff.

Harrison led those in attendance in a champagne toast to the new space.

Celebrating the unveiling of the Coughlin Locker Room for the men's basketball team are (from left to right): Director of Athletics Anton Goff, Joseph Coughlin '80, Coach John Gallagher, President Walter Harrison, Peter Stevens, and David Schupp '63.

Celebrating the unveiling of the Coughlin Locker Room for the men's basketball team are (from left to right): Director of Athletics Anton Goff, Joseph Coughlin '80, Coach John Gallagher, President Walter Harrison, Peter Stevens, and David Schupp '63.

Hawks men's basketball head coach John Gallagher addresses those attending the locker room unveiling ceremony.

Hawks men's basketball head coach John Gallagher addresses those attending the locker room unveiling ceremony.