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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (Titan Athletics)– Westminster College has announced its basketball court will be named after the late Titan men’s basketball standout and long-time coach Ron Galbreath inside Buzz Ridl Gymnasium.
 
Family members of Buzz Ridl and Ron Galbreath joined Westminster President Dr. Kathy B. Richardson, Director of Athletics Jim Dafler, and Titan Head Coach Kevin Siroki for the announcement before the Titans’ first game of their annual Buzz Ridl Classic. 
 
“We are delighted to honor Ron Galbreath’s achievements as a player, coach, and mentor,” Richardson said. “His influence on students and his colleagues, both on and off the court at Westminster, was powerful and positive, and his legacy will continue to inspire new generations of Titans.”
 
As a player for the Titans, Galbreath was a two-time All-American under legendary Westminster basketball coach C.G. “Buzz” Ridl. The 1962 Westminster graduate later went on to become the head coach of the Titans for 25 seasons, retiring as the school’s all-time winningest men’s basketball coach in 1997.
 
“I believe Ron would have been humbled by this most deserving recognition,” Dafler said. “The impact and the success that he had on the men’s basketball program and on Westminster College while playing and coaching on this court is legendary stuff. I also believe Ron would be so pleased to see his name alongside his coach and mentor with the Ron Galbreath Court in Buzz Ridl Gymnasium. And, in addition to his playing and coaching on this court for Westminster, it should also be remembered that through his summer basketball camps Ron taught thousands of young people on this court about the game of basketball and about living a godly life. It is simply great to see Ron honored this way.”  
 
Ron Galbreath’s name will be added to the court next summer when the court is completely refinished and repainted, a project made possible by the generosity of many Westminster alumni and friends. A formal dedication of the new court will take place in the fall.

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