Sol Harris Day Architecture

The University of Mount Union’s widely successful National Championship football team elicited a need for a dedicated meeting space. The program had previously been housed within the indoor practice center that services all of Mount Union’s 23 athletic teams, not leaving them adequate space for their coaching needs. Dom Capers, a well-known professional football coach who played safety and linebacker for the University from 1968-71 and graduated from UMU, was a large donor responsible for making this vision become reality.

Services

  • Space Utilization
  • Site Selection
  • Branding
  • Visualizations and Graphics
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design

Building Organization

The new Dom and Karen Capers Football Coaching Center was strategically placed between the historic University of Mount Union stadium, locker rooms, training center, and practice fields. The Coaching Center is home to the football coaches’ offices and meeting rooms.

The large team conference room was designed to accommodate the entire team and is outfitted with movable white board partitions to allow for [4] smaller meeting rooms that can be divided into smaller offensive and defensive areas. Each space is equipped with audio/video technology and whiteboards for independent film study.

Interior Concept

The main lobby displays the history and achievements of the program, dedication to Dom Capers, and proudly houses the 13 [and counting...] NCAA Division III Football Championship trophies. The interior of the building is branded with University of Mount Union colors, logos, and graphics, displaying UMU pride and highlighting their championship team. Pops of purple within the carpeting tie all spaces together.

Highlights

  • Dom and Karen Capers have been generous supporters of the University of Mount Union for the Coaching Center and other spaces on campus.
  • Designed a new Football Coaching Center to provide dedicated spaces that fulfill the needs of UMU’s National Championship program.
  • Strategically placed the new Coaching Center between the historic University of Mount Union stadium, locker rooms, training center, and practice fields.

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