On January 16 Eureka College will dedicate their newly renovated court, honoring former coach Dave Darnall. Darnall worked was head coach of the Eureka College men's basketball team for 20 years and spent 30 years working at Eureka College. The court dedication will take place at halftime of the Red Devils men's game against Blackburn, which is set to begin at 3 p.m.
|Former Eureka Head Coach
Darnall finished his Red Devil coaching career with a 383-151 record, leading the Red Devils to 13 NAIA National Tournament appearances including a NAIA Division II National Championship in 1994. Following his national championship Darnall decided to retire. He was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 2005.
"In the basketball world, naming a court is a tribute to excellence both on and off the court, and Coach Darnall exemplifies that excellence at Eureka College," said Eureka Athletics Director Steve Thompson.
Eureka recently completed the $2 million renovation of their basketball courts inside the Reagan Athletic Complex this past fall. Renovations included a new wall to wall MVP floor court surface, sound system, a VIP balcony area, Hall of Fame room, and complete chair-back seating with a capacity for 1,500 fans.