Huntley Gymnasium receives upgrade with new gym floor

On November 6th, the Farragut Athletics Department unveiled the new floor for the Huntley Gymnasium.

“We are excited to provide a state of the art gym floor for our student-athletes,” said Athletic Director Linda Derk. “Moving forward it will give us an ability to showcase our facilities as one of the top in the state.”

The floor was a labor of love. The week of work started with three phases of sanding followed with sealing, applying the dark stain and blue border paint, and painting the logo and lines. Then two days of sealing the floor before it was finally ready.

The floor was made possible by a $15,000 donation by the Admiral’s Athletics Club.

“The newly renovated gym floor is like no other high school gym floor in the area,” said Jon Covington, president of the Admiral’s Athletics Club.

“It’s a great tribute to the numerous volunteers who have made a commitment to our athletes and school and staffed the gates and concession stand at all of our on-campus sporting events that made this a reality,” Mr. Covington continued. “It’s a testament to the generous donors who have contributed to our Admiral’s Athletic Club. I would like to extend a personal thank you to each and every one of our volunteers and donors, without whom this would not be possible.”

Our student-athletes are already loving the floor.

“The floor is amazing,” Basketball player Tyreek Montgomery ‘18 said. “It makes it seem like we’re playing at a much bigger venue than at the high school level.”

“The new floor is definitely an upgrade,” said Head Basketball Coach Julian Allen. “I’d say it’s one of the best looking floors I’ve ever been on. The players, other cadets around campus, they all love it and that’s what it’s about.”

Please be sure if you have a group or team in the gym you take extra care and follow these simple rules:

  • Only wear gym shoes on the floor
  • Chairs or podiums should be kept off the floor unless there is a cover down.

If everyone takes extra care and adheres to these rules, the gym floor will last for years to come.