CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern Athletic Department will be holding a building dedication for the new Athletic Performance Center on Thursday, November 16, at 6 p.m. The dedication will take place prior to the women's basketball game against Toccoa Falls and will be open to the general public. Following the dedication, everyone will be invited to tour the facility.
Among those speaking at the dedication ceremony include CSU President Dr. Jairy Hunter, Executive Vice President Dr. Michael Bryant, Athletic Director Hank Small, Director of Strength and Conditioning Chad Scott, Head Football Coach Mark Tucker, and Assistant Athletic Director for Development Tyler Davis.
"We are very grateful to everyone that has made this Performance Center possible because it will benefit every athlete in the department," Small said. "We have an outstanding performance staff and now have a facility to match as we continue to develop our student-athletes for success."
This new 8,000-square-foot facility, built adjacent to the Buccaneer Field House, will become "the new home of Buccaneer football." It will combine a 5,000-square-foot strength and conditioning center and 3,000-square-feet for meeting and office space, essential for recruiting as well as enhancing student-athlete wellness and the competitive experience.
The new Performance Center will effectively double the size and capabilities of the current weight room, with state-of-the-art Sorinex equipment and amenities. The meeting center will accommodate strength coach offices, offensive and defensive team meeting spaces, and film review and tutoring sessions, for which there is currently no designated space.
The weight room will also house a brand-new nutrition center available to all CSU student-athletes. The center will feature grab-and-go items including smoothies and supplements, as well as various healthy food options throughout the day. The strength and conditioning staff and student-workers will keep the center open following late practices to ensure all athletes have options for snacks, food, and recovery to keep the Bucs in prime condition for athletic competition.