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CLOSURE NOTICE: The Goergen Athletic Center will be closed until further notice following guidelines from New York State governor Andrew Cuomo.

Please write to rclub@sports.rochester.edu for any questions or updates regarding the athletic center or R Club memberships.

SUMMER CAMP UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are unable to host any summer 2020 camps/clinics.

Athletic Hall of Fame

Louis Alexander, Sr.

Louis Alexander, Sr.


At Rochester:

  • As both teacher and coach, served the Department of Sports and Recreation for 35 years
  • Coached an unbeaten men's basketball team in 1941-42 and an unbeaten baseball team in 1945
  • Between basketball (247 victories) and baseball (145 victories), he won nearly 400 games
  • From 1945 until his retirement, he was Chairman of the Department of Physical Education and Director of Athletics
  • Selected to the Helms Hall of Fame
  • The basketball arena, the Palestra, was dedicated in his name on December 6, 1968