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.
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