Westmont Magazine Gym Undergoes Renovation
Summertime project will install new, state-of-the-art floor, seating and scoreboard
After nearly 40 years and more than 1,000 athletic events, Murchison Gym is getting a complete overhaul. As soon as the semester ended, workers gutted the facility and are furiously engaged in completing the renovation by the end of summer. Donations are funding the project.
A new, DIN-certified hardwood floor will lessen stress on the athletes. The bleachers will provide more comfortable seating for fans, especially a section with seat backs. For the first time, the Warriors will have a digital scoreboard, which will enhance athletic contests. In future phases, the college will also install balcony seating on the ends zones and renovate the lobby.
Westmont will name the new floor Kammerer Court in honor of Chet Kammerer, who has won more games than any other Warrior coach. Over 17 seasons, he led the men’s basketball team to 359 victories, claimed five NAIA District 3 championships, two GSAC titles and took the Warriors to the NAIA National Tournament five times. His 1983-84 squad reached the No. 1 national ranking and advanced to the NAIA Final Four, finishing 31-4. His leadership helped to move the Warriors into the forefront of NAIA athletics.