Public visitation for Johnny Orr set for Jan. 2 at Hilton Coliseum


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Former coach Johnny Orr’s statue was adorned with flowers from fans before the game against Northern Illinois Dec. 31, 2013. Orr died early on Dec. 31 at age 86.

Alex Halsted

A public visitation will be held for Johnny Orr on Thursday, Jan. 2 inside Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State announced Wednesday.

The visitation will take place on the outer east concourse of Hilton Coliseum in front of “Johnny’s” gathering area. Doors will be open from 1-8 p.m., with the Orr family present from 4-8 p.m.

All parking lots will be open to the public except the ramp and B2 for ADA patrons. All doors except the east doors to Hilton Coliseum will be open. ADA patrons may enter on the lower west entrance.

Orr passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 86. During 14 seasons as the head coach of the ISU men’s basketball team, Orr became the winningest coach in school history with 218 victories.