Coach Hale grand marshal of Homecoming

For Immediate Release:  Oct. 9, 2015

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University will celebrate homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 17, with a parade, the annual alumni tent party and other activities.

Danny Hale, legendary former football coach who retired in 2013, will serve as the parade’s grand marshal. Hale, one of the winningest coaches in Division II, completed his 25th season in coaching and his 20th season at Bloomsburg in 2012. At Bloomsburg, he posted a record of 173-56-1, and he holds the school record for most coaching victories. During his overall coaching career, he had a mark of 213-69-1 and ranked in the top five among active coaches in NCAA Division II in winning percentage and victories.

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. in the Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital parking lot along Lightstreet Road. It will continue to College Hill and then to Main and Market streets before concluding at Town Park. This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Time … in Bloom.”

After the parade, alumni are invited to attend the annual Alumni Homecoming Tent Party from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Fenstemaker Alumni House lawn.

The celebration will feature a complimentary buffet lunch, children’s games and music by the local band, Totem Pole. An adult beverage tasting will be provided by local sponsors Marley’s Brewery and Grille, Bloomsburg; Turkey Hill Brewing Co., Lightstreet; and Freas Farm Winery, Berwick.

Also planned during homecoming weekend are reunions for the Class of 1965 and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. The Andruss Library Archives will feature an exhibit, “I Read it in the Paper: A Century of Front-Page News Coverage from Columbia County.”

Homecoming Highlights

  • Men’s and women’s swimming, Huskies vs. alumni, 11 a.m., Nelson Field House
  • Field hockey, Huskies vs. Millersville University, Steph Pettit Stadium, noon
  • Football, Huskies vs. Kutztown University, Danny Hale Field, Redman Stadium, 2 p.m.
  • Men’s soccer, Huskies vs. Pitt-Johnstown, Steph Pettit Stadium, 5 p.m.
  • Women’s soccer, Huskies vs. Pitt-Johnstown, Steph Pettit Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.