Woo wee coach!
As one of the most popular and successful coaches in Iowa State Athletics history, Johnny Orr is permanently honored in the building he helped put on the map, Hilton Coliseum. "Johnny's", a large sports bar-themed gathering area for donors, is located on the coliseum's east side in the area formerly used as coaches' offices for the men's and women's basketball teams. The lounge capacity is 500 and the flooring is the actual game floor from historic State Gym.
"The memories from Coach Orr's era are very special to all Cyclones and we thought it was important to showcase those achievements in a public and permanent fashion," Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard said.
A life-sized statue of Coach Orr, as well as several trophy cases with memorabilia from his tenure, is displayed in front of lounge on the Hilton Coliseum concourse.
Johnny's access is available during basketball seasons for the following:
Men's basketball: Directors Level donors with men's basketball season tickets and men's CourtCYd seat holders.
Women's basketball: Directors and Victory Level donors with women's basketball season tickets and women's CourtCYd seat holders.
Clyde Williams Society: Legacy Level ($1 million and above) and Investor Level ($500,000-$999,999) donors with men's and or women's basketball season tickets.
- Click here for the Johnny's gameday guide (PDF)
- Click here for the official announcement of Johnny's at Hilton Coliseum
- Story/Multimedia: Johnny's at Hilton Coliseum dedicated to Coach Orr