Athletics Facilities

The main campus of Indian Hills Community College is located in Ottumwa, Iowa. The primary administrative offices of the college, as well as the academic divisions, are housed here, along with the cheer squad, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, and volleyball teams.

Hellyer Student Life CenterHellyer Student Life Center

Athletic Director's Office | Basketball Court/Offices | Golf Office | Recreational Facilities

608 Indian Hills Drive, Ottumwa, IA 52501

The Hellyer Center has been home to the IHCC basketball team since 1985 and in the 30 seasons that home contests have been played in the on-campus site, Indian Hills has won nearly 90 percent of its games there.

As one of the best homecourt venues in the country, Indian Hills has posted an undefeated home record at the Hellyer Center in nine seasons, including four in a row in the 1990s.  The home mark over the past 20 years is 347-27, a winning percentage of .928.

Many community members and Indian Hills students and staff members regularly use the Hellyer Center's recreation facilities, which include a running/walking track that circles the upper portion of the building as well as the exercise room with cardiovascular equipment on the south end of the track.

The building also contains a large dance room, a classroom where physical education classes are taught, two racquetball courts, and a weight room along with locker rooms, offices and a newly-renovated training room.

Tom Arnold Net CenterTom Arnold Net Center

Soccer Office | Softball Office | Volleyball Court/Office

608 Indian Hills Drive, Ottumwa, IA 52501

The Tom Arnold Net Center opened in 1997 to give the IHCC Main Campus another recreational facility and athletic venue, to go along with the Hellyer Student Life Center. The building bears the name of the famous actor, Tom Arnold, who helped fund the construction of the Net Center on the southeast corner of the campus.

In 2013, the building underwent a major facelift with the project completed in the fall.  New locker rooms and coaches' offices have been added along with a weight room and other amenities. The exterior of the facility was also updated with a glass front added to the east side.  Tom Arnold returned in March 2014 for the rededication of the building that bears his name.

Shortly after the building opened, the IHCC volleyball team began to play its home matches there. The rather intimate setting for volleyball, with chairs and a set of bleachers ringing the court, has provided a distinct homecourt advantage for the Warriors.

In recent years, the Net Center has also been the venue for the college's annual spring advisory committee dinner and has hosted many other large campus and community events.

SoftballR.L. Hellyer Softball Field

The field is named for Romalynn Hellyer, the late wife of former Indian Hills president Dr. Lyle Hellyer, and was constructed adjacent to the Net Center on the east side of the Main Campus in Ottumwa.

R.L. Hellyer Field has provided one of the best home-field advantages of any diamond in the Midwest since it started hosting Warrior softball games in the mid1990s. The field underwent a significant renovation in recent years when the entire playing surface was replaced, a new backstop was installed and brick was added along both foul lines.

For a stretch in the late 1990s and early 2000s the Warriors were virtually unbeatable on their home field and it has been the site for numerous postseason games through the years. The IHCC softball program enjoyed a streak of 15 consecutive national tournament appearances and the majority of those trips to the national tourney were secured with wins at Hellyer Field.

 

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The Centerville Campus of Indian Hills Community College is located on the western edge of the city of Centerville, Iowa. In addition to the course offerings at our Centerville Campus, it is home to the Falcons (the Indian Hills baseball team), as well as the beautiful Pat Daugherty Field, named for a legendary former Falcons coach and member of the college's first Athletic Hall of Fame class.

Pat Daugherty FieldCenterville Sports Complex and Multi-Purpose Building

Coaches Offices | Batting Cages | Gymnasium | Pat Daugherty Field | Pitching Mounds | Weight Room

721 N. 1st Street, Centerville, IA 52544

The baseball complex at Indian Hills Community College has seen a number of significant changes over the years. Today, it is one of the top baseball facilities in the Midwest.

Pat Daugherty Field's facelift has included additions such as the construction of a concession stand, press box and restrooms. New bullpens were built and many other improvements were made.

A brand new scoreboard was added beyond the centerfield fence. The grandstand behind home plate gives Pat Daugherty Field the feel of an old-time ballpark. New pro spec lights were installed. Six 100-foot steel poles with close to 100 state-of-the-art fixtures and bulbs light up the park as well as most professional ballparks. A full-field tarp protects the playing surface. The Falcons have many of the luxuries of a professional baseball club.

The expansive indoor facility located in the IHCC Multi-Purpose Building will undergo a renovation in the next year. It provides the Falcons a chance to hone their skills throughout the winter months prior to the start of the spring season. Here the players have a pro-style clubhouse, four indoor batting cages with pitching machines, four indoor mounds, a complete weight room and laundry facilities.

The Hitting Center is another of the additions to the outstanding facilities at Pat Daugherty Field. This is a 32' x 90' hitting area which has three fully turfed cages. The Hitting Center, adjacent to the playing field, is a covered facility with indoor lighting that allows the Falcons to take batting practice under any conditions. The structure is modeled after facilities that can be found at major league spring training sites.

One of the latest improvements at Pat Daugherty Field is the addition of 350 permanent chair-back seats to the grandstand. Former IHCC players and boosters have contributed to the renovation with their names placed on a donor recognition plaque on the seats. These seats were installed in the spring of 2011 and further add to the beauty of the baseball complex. A new fence was installed prior to the 2013 spring season, stretching from the home dugout all the way around to the third base dugout.

Centerville Campus Map (PDF)