|Ben Light Gym|
The facility is housed in the Laurence S. Hill Physical Education Center and was later named after former administrator Ben Light in action taken by the school’s board of trustees in February of 1968.
Ben Light was a football, basketball and baseball standout at Ithaca College.
Ben Light was a football, basketball and baseball standout at Ithaca College. A 1936 graduate, he was hired as a faculty member and coach. Following World War II Light took over the men’s basketball program and guided the Bombers to a 70-51 record over the next seven seasons. In 1952 he was named the school’s first director of admission and placement, and seven years later he became secretary of Ithaca College. In 1968 Light was named vice president of development, a position he held until his death.(1)
Jerry performed here on
9/18/76 Jerry Garcia Band(2)