Hephzibah names gym after coaching legend

January 9, 2007

With the kind of credentials Wendell Lofton has, a school should rightfully so name a gym after the coach. That's just what they did in Hephzibah this evening, in honor of a coaching legend.

From here on out, the home of the Rebels will be named the Wendell J. Lofton, Sr. Gym. Even a little ceremony snafu couldn't take away from the honor bestowed upon one of the best. And it's not just about basketball with Lofton.

"The Good Lord has been mighty, mighty good to me," Coach Lofton said. "Also, these athletes that come through the program, they're good people and they're out there in the world right now and I'm hoping somehow they will be an impact on other lives in their families."