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, his passing brought a deep sense of loss to the entire campus.
Retton was head men’s basketball coach for the Falcons from 1963-82, compiling a record of 478-95 in his 19 seasons on the Fairmont State bench. During his tenure, Retton led the Falcons to 12 West Virginia Conference regular season titles and eight tournament championships.
Please consider honoring Joe's legacy with a gift to the Joe Retton Hall of Fame Scholarship.