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Monday, May 16, 2022

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Football locker room receives $1M makeover


 

The UH Football locker room in the Athletics/Alumni Center is undergoing a $1 million facelift this summer as the program continues to bolster its reputation among the top schools in the nation.

“(The players) deserve to be treated first class and to have as first class of a facility as we can give them at this point,” said Head Football Coach Tom Herman.

According to a news release, the project is being funded by donations. Besides unnamed donors, the Houston Cougar Foundation contributes to the majority to the upgrade with $750,000.

Demolition is already underway and the football program hopes that the makeover will be completed prior to the Cougars’ training camp in August.

The space will feature 118 lockers, a media wall with six TVs, gaming consoles and UH-branded leather couches.

“We’ll even have a drying room, kids can go in and hang knee braces, gloves or cleats after a two-a-day workout in Houston, Texas,” Herman said. “It may not have rained for three days, but all the sweat drips down to your shoes and gloves, so they’ll be able to dry those every day.”

Three of the lockers will be sealed and dedicated to UH Hall of Famers Andre Ware, Wilson Whitley and former Head Coach Bill Yeoman.

Herman said the sealed lockers will have the players’ milestones, jerseys and helmets.

Herman hopes the locker room will give players a space to call home and that it will be a selling point among the recruits.

“It is a much needed amenity for our players, current players, because they’ve earned it, they deserve it,” Herman said. “And then obviously we need something to show recruits just how first class we are.”

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