Building Dedication for Athletic Performance Center set for November 16
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 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
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 the student-athlete wellness and 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
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 to snacks, food, and recovery options
to keep the Bucs in prime condition for athletic competition.