Athletic Training

Murphy Center


Built in 1973, Murphy Center serves as home of the Lady Raiders basketball team, the Blue Raiders basketball team and the Lady Raiders volleyball team, who play their home games in the 11,520 seat Monte Hale Arena. It is also the location of the athletic department offices, HPER's department and the Blue Raiders Athletic Association office.

Aside from several auxiliary gyms, dance studios, racquetball courts, weight rooms and locker rooms, Murphy Center also sports a top of the line training room, which is fully run by the new athletic training program. The program allows students an opportunity to receive hands-on experience. The upper level also features an indoor track and field center, which has served as host site of several Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.

In recent years, the men's basketball locker room has been renovated. It is now equipped to include new maple lockers, a lounge area with a stereo system and cable television. The men's tennis lock room, which also doubles as the locker room for visiting basketball teams, has also undergone a complete renovation.

Murphy Center has served as the host site of the TSSAA state boy's and girl's basketball tournament for the past several years. During its 25-year existence, Murphy Center has staged countless concerts for some of the world's most renowned artists, including Elvis Presley, Elton John, Kiss and three consecutive sold-out performances by multi-platinum country music sensation Garth Brooks.