GCCISD Spring Magazine: All Turf No Problem

GCCISD Spring Magazine: All Turf No Problem
GCCISD Spring Magazine: All Turf No Problem (Copyright (c) 2021 VYPE - All rights reserved)

LAST YEAR WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AN EXCITING SPRING FOR GOOSE CREEK CISD BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TEAMS ALIKE.

Not just because of the prospects of the 2020 season but also because they were about to embark on their first full season of playing on their brand-new, all turf fields at each high school.


Now in 2021, the players and coaches are getting the full luxury of playing on an all-turf field every single day.

"This facility is amazing," Goose Creek Memorial baseball coach Brian Williams said. "The kids are excited about having this since they didn't get to play on it much last year. Don't have to worry about rainouts anymore and it is a beautiful field. I appreciate Athletic Director Lee Martinez and former Athletic Director Bernie Mulvaney for allowing us to do this. This has been a long time coming."

It was an initiative by previous Athletic Director Dr. Bernie Mulvaney that got the ball rolling on this project.

"He definitely had a vision of athletics and that was one of them," GCCISD Athletic Director Lee Martinez, who was the assistant athletic director at the time, said. "He definitely made that happen here. I was very proud to be a part of that."

Utilizing athletic department funds with support from Goose Creek CISD, they were able to fund six fully turfed fields for their three high schools. The turf also was part of an energy conservation project through the district's partnership with ABM.