For 87 years Marion County, West Virginia was blessed by his presence.
Wednesday morning, however, legendary athlete and coach Joe Retton, who led Fairmont State University's basketball teams to national prominence in the 1960s and '70s, passed away.
Fairmont State University joins the state of West Virginia in mourning the loss of a Falcon legend, men’s basketball coach Joe Retton. As the namesake for the Fairmont State basketball arena and a beloved member of the Falcon community, news of his passing on Wednesday morning brought a deep sense of loss to the entire campus.
Dr. Stephen B. Jones, Interim President of Fairmont State University and Dr. Mirta M. Martin, President-Select, have named Tim McNeely to the position of Interim Vice President of Student Affairs and Operations. McNeely currently serves as Director of Athletics and will begin his new duties immediately.
Fairmont State gathered past athletes and friends to celebrate and induct The Class of 2012 into the Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame. Inductees included: Martha Ganoe (volleyball); Kristen Gattuso (women’s basketball); Haywood Highsmith (men’s basketball); George Opron (baseball); John Feronti (swimming); Jarrod Furgason (football); and Bill Stewart (football).
The Fairmont State Athletic Association has announced this year’s Hall of Fame inductees. The Class of 2012 includes Martha Ganoe (volleyball) Kristen Gattuso (women’s basketball), Haywood Highsmith (men’s basketball), George Opron (baseball), John Feronti (swimming), Jarrod Furgason (football) and Bill Stewart (football).
Fairmont State University and CONSOL Energy have announced an agreement that will make CONSOL the official sponsor of the 2010 Fairmont State Athletic Association (FSAA) Spring Scholarship Banquet. The $10,000 sponsorship agreement is the largest in the 48-year history of the event.
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