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The gem of the Sports and Recreation Center, the Special Events Pavilion, was named for legendary coach William B. "Red" Reese and is now referred to as Reese Court. Coach Reese amassed an impressive 473 victories against 298 defeats during his 31 years as the combined football, basketball and track coach. Known for his fierce competitiveness, Reese led the Savages from 1930 to 1964. Coach Reese was absent for three years during World War II while he served as physical fitness officer and football coach for the Second Air Force.

Located just off the main court is a conference room named in Reese's honor that has many interesting momentos of his era as head coach.

Reese court has been home to the Eagle basketball and volleyball teams since the 1975-76 season. Other regularly scheduled events in the facility include:

  • Graduation Ceremonies
  • Concerts
  • State B volleyball championships
  • High school regional basketball playoffs
  • Indoor soccer tournaments
  • Homecoming dance
  • Science Olympiad competition
  • Killin fundraising dinner (conclusion of spring football practice)
  • Gymnastics and basketball classes
  • Summer basketball camps
Description: The main basketball and volleyball courts can be converted to two basketball courts or three volleyball courts.
Seating Capacity: The Pavilion has seating capacity for 6,000 people.
Dimensions: The dimensions of the court with the bleachers retracted are 107 X 171 feet (18,297 square feet).


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