Don Coleman Community Coliseum was completed in 1974. It's
original name was the Spring Branch Community Coliseum. The
facility was renamed in honor of Don Coleman in 1992 upon
his retirement at Memorial High School after a very
successful 37 year coaching career. Don was the first basketball
coach at Memorial High School when it opened in 1962. During
Don's tenure at Memorial High School the school won a state
championship in 1966 and had many other state playoff trips.
Don's coaching record in terms of wins places him near the top
nationally in the history of high school basketball. The coliseum
has a capacity of 5000 theater style seats. The cost of the
building when originally constructed was 1.3 million dollars.
The floor has a 7780 sq. ft. wood floor playing surface. The
coliseum has been used for a variety of events including a presidential
appearance by President Gerald Ford in 1976. Graduations, banquets,
concerts, volleyball matches, gymnastics, and convocations
are among the variety of events held in Coleman Community
Coliseum since it was opened. Many civic and government
activities are scheduled at the facility. Basketball is the
primary user of the facility. The district's four high schools
use the Coliseum for basketball
games. It is estimated that
approximately 75 to 100 basketball games are played annually
at the Coliseum in addition to numerous tournaments.
Coleman Community Coliseum is
available for rental
by certain qualified groups or organizations. Interested
parties should contact the district
athletic directors office to
determine if they qualify for renting the facility.