The Kirk Athletic Center
The Kirk Athletic Center comprises the completely renovated Gammon Gymnasium and two new wings. It is the home of all field sports - football, soccer, lacrosse and baseball - as well as cross country, tennis and golf. The Kirk Center was completed and dedicated in the Fall of 2008, and the new additions have provided Hampden-Sydney athletics with some great new improvements. Among the additions are four brand new locker rooms, a new training room - roughly three times the size of the old training room - a renovated basketball court, new offices for coaches and administrators, interactive hall of fame gallery, classrooms and a renovated weight room. Now for the first time, each sport has its own locker room, each with direct access to the exterior.
Mr. John W. "Bill" Kirk III '72 was a four-year defensive starter on the Tiger football team including both Knute Rockne Bowl squads in 1970 and 1971. On the gridiron, he earned All-State and All Mason-Dixon Conference honors as a senior and helped lead the Tigers to their first ever 10-0 season in 1971. That same year the defensive tackle anchored a talented unit that led the nation in total and scoring defense. Kirk was also a member of the College’s wrestling team and finished fourth overall in the 1970 Mason-Dixon Tournament.
He is the major benefactor for the Kirk Athletic Center, which has profoundly improved the lives of coaches and student athletes at Hampden-Sydney. He has served on the Athletic Committee of the Board of Trustees for several years.
Mr. Kirk is Chief Executive Officer of Associated Asphalt overseeing their operations throughout the Southeastern United States. Associated Asphalt is one of the largest providers of liquid asphalt to the paving industry in the United States.
Willette L. LeHew '57 Hall of Fame Gallery
Athletic Training Room
Football Locker Room
Baseball Locker Room
Lacrosse Locker Room
Soccer Locker Room