Rochester College hits $1 million mark in funds raised for new gym

Rochester College has reached the $1 million milestone in its fundraising for the Garth Pleasant Gymnasium, which will provide much-needed facilities for its athletic teams. The college began raising funds for the project in late July 2013 and hit the $500,000 mark in less than six months. Bill and Shirlee Fox, owners of Bill Fox Chevrolet in Rochester Hills, matched the amount of $500,000, bringing the total raised to date to $1 million. The couple also has pledged another $500,000 as a … [Read more...]

Rochester College Basketball Coach Wins Coach of Character Award

In just one season, Rochester College Head Basketball coach Klint Pleasant has made his mark not only as a winning coach, but also as the leader of a team honored for its character on and off the court. On June 1, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the governing body for approximately 350 small-college athletics programs in the United States, honored Pleasant as the Association of Independent Institutions 2012 NAIA Coach of Character. The AII Conference, made up … [Read more...]

Rochester College Presents Don Meyer

The Basketball Coaching Academy presents Two Incredible Days with Don Meyer NCAA Men’s Basketball Winningest Coach, formerly of Northern State University on May 6-7, 2011. Presented by Rochester College at Oakland Christian School. Coach Don Meyer will make his 18th straight appearance this year at the BCA. Four months after a car accident nearly killed Don Meyer, the former Lipscomb coach passed Bob Knight as the NCAA's winningest men's basketball coach. Coach Meyer’s 903-plus wins ranks him … [Read more...]

Oakland Cruises Past Rochester College

ROCHESTER HILLS — Oakland University has made a valiant effort to schedule one of the tougher non-conference schedules each year in Division I. For Rochester College, the Warriors and retiring coach Garth Pleasant, the plan is to play multiple Division I and Division II schools every year. Rochester is a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and far from a D-I institution, while OU moved ot the NCAA Division I ranks in 1997-98. Regardless of the school size and … [Read more...]

Coach Pleasant Gains 700th Win At Rochester College

In a recent cleaning spree of the basement, Garth Pleasant and his wife found an old scrapbook. Inside it were artifacts of former clippings of newspapers articles, photos and team schedules for the early years of his years with Rochester College...  Read more “It’s kind of funny, but I found the schedule of my first season coaching at Rochester College,” recalled Pleasant, now in his 38th season with the Warriors. “I do remember my first coaching win. My wife found my first schedule. It’s … [Read more...]