Robson Gymnasium

Photo by Edwin Perez ‘18

Robson Gymnasium is named for Edward J. Robson whose sons–Robert (’72), Steven (’75), and Mark (’80), as well as grandson, Michael (’01), are all Brophy graduates. The first basketball game to be played in the new gym took place on January 20, 1967. At the time that the gym was constructed, then-president Fr. Francis Moore, SJ, (1962-1968) was concerned that Brophy did not have enough land to sustain long-range plans to grow the campus. As a result, he insisted that the gym include a space below ground level. Initially, that space housed a weight room and storage, but eventually it became the school library, known as the Information Commons, and is now home to the Innovation Commons, which houses all of the “maker” technology on campus.


“The Dutch”

Brophy’s newest sports facility is the 47,400-square-foot Fr. Harry T. “Dutch” Oliver, S.J. Athletic Complex. Known informally as The Dutch, this state-of-the-art facility is named for Father Harry “Dutch” Olivier, SJ.  Father Olivier arrived at Brophy in 1987 and, until he passed away in March 2015, he was a fixture on the sidelines and in the stands of Brophy athletic events and served as chaplain to the teams. The Dutch opened in January 2017 and includes two full-size practice courts, a fitness center, a nearly 10,000- square-foot weight room that rivals many NCAA Division I facilities, a wrestling room, an indoor track, two golf simulators, several classrooms, and locker room facilities. During the school day, it is host to Brophy’s physical education and strength classes, intramural sports, and games of 3-on-3 basketball at break and lunch. It is typically open until 4 p.m. during the week so that students can use it after school.