Alabama State University Statement on Acadome Name Change

ASU Re-Names Acadome

Montgomery, Ala. - Alabama State University's Board of Trustees voted today to change the name of the Joe L. Reed Acadome to the ASU Acadome.

The resolution authorizing the change also enshrined the names of two legendary coaches in the Acadome.

Opened in 1992, the 7,400 seat Acadome is one of the South's top indoor venues and home to such events as ASU basketball, the AHSAA regional basketball tournament, concerts and various ASU ceremonies including graduation.

The Acadome court will be named in honor of former head coach James V. Oliver.

Oliver, 1996 ASU alum, is the University's second winningest basketball coach. From 1978-1995, Oliver was 291-191 - a run that featured back-to-back SWAC championships. His overall career record was 360-209. Off the court, Oliver served as mentor to his players, including current ASU head coach Lewis Jackson.

The Acadome's concourse will bear the name of C. J. Dunn, ASU's first and all-time winningest basketball coach.

Dunn coached at ASU from 1934-1963, and retired just short of 300 wins with a 298-209 record. Previously, Dunn's name was on the building that preceded the Acadome as the home of the Hornets basketball teams. In its heyday, C.J. Dunn arena was home to raucous, standing room only crowds and many of the most memorable wins in ASU history.

-ASU Release