Dedicated: October 14, 1995
Upgrade: Summer 2006
Square Footage: 1,300
Originally dedicated on Oct. 14, 1995, the Milt J. "Mickey" Retif, Jr. Memorial Clubhouse received a major upgrade in Fall 2006. The clubhouse was upgraded with 40 wooden lockers, ten flat-screen televisions, DVD and VCR players and a stereo system were all installed.
The clubhouse features three separate areas: a locker room/dressing area, coaches' locker room and a players' lounge equipped with surround sound.
The 2012 season marks the 15th season that the Green Wave baseball program will call "The Mick" home. With all the amenities of a big-league locker room, the Mickey Retif clubhouse features oak-recessed lockers, tables for studying and a lounge area with sofas and chairs. The players' lounge is also equipped with two video review stations that allow players review game tapes at their convenience.
The clubhouse also features showering and bathroom facilities for both the coaches and players.
The clubhouse is named in memory of Mickey Retif, a former Tulane player and coach. Retif, Jr. was a standout baseball player for the Green Wave from 1975-78 where he helped Tulane to a combined 105-53-2 record during his career, including a then-record 32-10 season in 1977. At the conclusion of his playing career, Retif received his law degree and passed the bar in 1981. He remained active with the Green Wave as a part-time assistant, however, where he served from 1979-83.
Outside of the clubhouse, a plaque bearing Retif's likeness reads, "The clubhouse stands in honor of the memory of Mickey Retif, whose actions on and off the field were indicative of the true mission of Tulane Athletics."
A Quick Look at the Milt J. "Mickey" Retif, Jr. Memorial Clubhouse
- Approximately 1,300-square feet of space includes players' lounge, coaches office, locker room and shower facilities
- 40 Individual wooden lockers
- Six flat screen televisions in main locker room area
- Three flat screen televisions in players' lounge
- Leather sofas in players' lounge
- Individual film viewing area with two televisions and two DVD players
- Inlaid stereo system