Donors gain naming rights in Finnegan project

STEUBENVILLE – Two donors have been honored for their contributions to the $5 million expansion of the Finnegan Fieldhouse at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

The donors, Dr. Thomas Matanzo and Thomas Graham, received pieces of the Baron basketball court signed by legendary Barons’ basketball coach Hank Kuzma and naming rights for their donations.

A local dentist and 1981 Franciscan alumnus, Matanzo purchased the naming rights to a cardio machine. Graham, a Jefferson County commissioner and director of the social work program at the university, bought the naming rights to the sauna in the men’s locker room.

Both received a piece of Kuzma Court for their donations.

Naming rights are available for many of the rooms, equipment and services that come with the expansion. Persons interested in making their name or a loved one’s name a permanent feature in the fieldhouse can contact Chris Ice in the university’s development office at (740) 284-5474 or by e-mail at