Troup County’s New 65,000 Square-Foot Athletic Facility
TROUP COUNTY FOOTBALL HEAD COACH TANNER GLISSON DISCUSSES TROUP COUNTY'S NEW INDOOR ATHLETIC FACILITY
When Tanner Glisson took over as the Troup county football head coach five years ago, the Tigers program did not have high expectations.
“Coming in during a transition year, it was tough. Once we started to get some momentum, it’s been really great and we really feel like we have built something we can be proud of,” said Glisson.
That something to be proud of has been four straight trips to the post season, a Troup County record 12 win season and a trip to the GHSA semifinals. Practicing that late into the year, brought up one issue.
“The year we went to the semifinals, for about three weeks we had to practice after daylights savings time and we don’t have lights on the practice field,” says Glisson.
Now they can practice anytime they want in the new 65,000 square-foot indoor athletic facility, and that won’t get old to coach Glisson anytime soon.
“It was a dream come true, I mean it was just amazing. It was something that was in the works for four years, but I never thought I’d really see the day. Every day since has been like Christmas.”
The new facility will be home to all Troups sports teams. It has a wrestling room, cheerleading area, basketball arena that can sit two thousand fans, a weight room and much more. Expanding possibilities for all of Troup County’s student-athletes.
“Statistics have shown that kids that participate in extra curricular activities are more likely to graduate and go onto secondary education,” says Glisson. “It really gives us the ability to give our kids the best in the state of Georgia.”