1050 Dairy Ashford
Houston, Texas 77079
The 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. Coach Coleman was the first boy's basketball coach at Memorial High School when it opened in 1962. During his tenure at Memorial High School the school won a state championship in 1966 and had many other state playoff trips. Coach Coleman's coaching record places him among the top high school coaches nationally in the history of high school boy's basketball. The coliseum has a capacity of 5,000 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, convocations, volleyball matches, basketball games, gymnastics, martial arts events, church services and the SBMSA Basketball Tournament Championships are among the variety of events that are held in Coleman Community Coliseum. Basketball is the primary user of the facility. The district's four high schools use the Coliseum for basketball games in addition to tournaments.
Coleman Community Coliseum is available for rental by certain qualified groups or organizations. Interested parties should contact the Facility Rental Specialist, Monica Tlass, for more information.