Athletic field maintenance staff and operations are being transferred from Facilities Services to Athletics, Health, and Physical Education effective on August 1, 2013. The maintenance of the fields has been an integral part of Facilities Services since the days of the old nine-hole MWC golf course.
As the Battleground Athletic Complex has grown over the past 25 years, the scope and complexity of the operations has also grown with the demands of the school’s varsity and recreational programs. Today the complex, along with the Campus Recreation Field, includes the Indoor Tennis Center, three turf fields, softball, baseball, two Bermuda grass soccer fields and the rugby/intramural field.
Both Ken Tyler, director of athletics, and Sam Burris, supervisor of athletics field maintenance, are excited about the opportunity to integrate the field staff into the Athletic Department and see this is as an another important step in the “Drive for 25.” The facilities team wish Sam Burris, Mike Hawkins, Quentin Reed, Brad Lewis, and Charles Henderson all the best as they make the transition.