Joe Retton

Coach Retton's legacy commemorated on Senate floor

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Fairmont State University joined the state of West Virginia in mourning the loss of a Falcon legend, men's basketball coach Joe Retton on Oct. 10, 2018. Today, Retton’s impact was recognized on the floor of the West Virginia Senate when Senate Minority Leader Roman Prezioso, D-Marion, introduced a resolution to commemorate his life and legacy.

Remembering A Legend: Falcon coaches reflect on the life of Joe Retton

Friday, October 12, 2018
By Duane Cochran, Fairmont State Athletics
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.


Mourning the loss of Joe Retton

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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. 

Coach Joe Retton Named Parade Marshal for Homecoming 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

As part of the Homecoming 2015 Sesquicentennial Celebration, the traditional Homecoming Parade for Fairmont State University, sponsored by ACE Hardware, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in downtown Fairmont.

The Office of Student Activities has selected legendary Fairmont State basketball coach Joe Retton as parade marshal.

FSU Hosts Chamber Event to Welcome Home Nick Saban

Thursday, June 03, 2010

To view a photo gallery of photos from the Nick Saban event, click here.

Friends and fans of Nick Saban filled Fairmont State University's Colebank Hall on May 25 for a Marion County Chamber of Commerce event to welcome the legendary coach home to Marion County.

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