Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 26° Partly Cloudy
Sports >  Area sports

Gonzaga renames athletic training room after Bill Diedrick Sr., Steve DeLong

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

At the dedication of the Diedrick & DeLong Sports Medicine Center on Friday, longtime Zags athletic trainer Steve DeLong speaks about his career to a room full of Gonzaga University alumni. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
At the dedication of the Diedrick & DeLong Sports Medicine Center on Friday, longtime Zags athletic trainer Steve DeLong speaks about his career to a room full of Gonzaga University alumni. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

Gonzaga renamed its athletic training room inside the Martin Centre to the Diedrick & DeLong Sports Medicine Center during a ceremony Friday.

Bill Diedrick Sr., who died in 2005, was Gonzaga’s athletic trainer from 1972-78, followed by Steve DeLong from 1979-2017.

Diedrick is a member of the Inland Northwest Hall of Fame Scroll of Honor in recognition of his 70 years as an athlete, coach, trainer and groundskeeper.

DeLong, a North Central High grad, was active on several National Athletic Trainers Association regional committees and organized the training staff for the 1989 Centennial Games in Spokane.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the sports newsletter

Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.