RON RANDLEMAN STRENGTH & FITNESS CENTER
The center piece of Bearkat strength and conditioning program is Sam Houston State's 11,000-square foot Ron Randleman Strength and Fitness Center.
One of the finest intercollegiate strength and fitness centers in the Southwest, the facility consists of coaches' offices, men's and women's dressing rooms and a 9,000 square foot area for weights. The center is used by all 17 Bearkat intercollegiate athletic teams.
The center was made possible by a gift of $250,000 by Houston businessman and Bearkat alum Ron Mafrige.
The formal dedication ceremony for the center was held Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006. The facility is named for Ron Randleman, head football coach at Sam Houston for 23 years (from 1982 to 2004). Randleman totaled 132 victories and led the Bearkats to five conference championships and four national playoff appearances during his coaching tenure.
He served as director of athletics from 1984 to 1990, coordinating the University's move from the NAIA and Lone Star Conference to membership in the Southland Conference and competition at the NCAA Division I level.
In 2010, a gift from Joe and Nancy Bickley in honor of Nancy Gaertner, wife of then university president Dr. James Gaertner was utilized to purchase 10 Hammer Strength fitness apparatus for the Bearkat women’s sports teams.
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