• ZELNAK CENTER

    TECH’S PRACTICE FACILITY IS STATE-OF-THE-ART WITH WEIGHT ROOM AND MEETING FACILITIES.

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    With an eye toward helping Georgia Tech’s basketball teams with their practice scheduling and provide better resources for skill development, the Yellow Jackets now have a 20,000-square-foot basketball practice facility called the Zelnak Center.

    Spurred by a lead gift from Steve and Judy Zelnak, the facility was built at a cost of $5 million and was built in a span of six months and opened in time for the beginning of pre-season practice in October of 2009. Zelnak is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Martin Marietta Materials in Raleigh, N.C., and a current member of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board.

    The Zelnak Center is connected to the southeast side of the McCamish Pavilion and includes one full-size court with eight baskets, a 24-seat theater for video instruction and the 2,500-square-foot Robert A. Anclien Strength and Conditioning Center. Heery International was the architect for the project, and Gay Construction Company of Atlanta was the contractor.

    “This practice facility helps us in so many ways, primarily academically, because we won’t have to schedule practice times at so many odd hours. I can’t begin to tell you how much it helps our players in skill development, and also in terms of recruiting, being able to bring players and parents in to see how this facility can help them develop.” – Head Coach Brian Gregory

     

    JAMES K. LUCK BUILDING


    TECH’S LOCKER ROOM FACILITY OFFERS PLENTY OF COMFORT AND AMENITIES

    The James K. Luck Building, a two-story complex located adjacent to the McCamish Pavilion, provides the Yellow Jackets ample space and comfort before, during and after games and practices.

    Opened in 1987, the Luck Building houses a spacious locker room with a lounge area, weight room, training room and offices for the Tech coaching staff.

    Tech’s locker room, located on the second floor, is constantly being updated and redecorated, maintaining one of the nation’s premier facilities. The first floor houses the dressing room for Tech’s women.

    The NBA’s Atlanta Hawks also used the facility when they played a portion of their schedule at Alexander Memorial Coliseum during the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons.

    Georgia Tech’s Class of 1961 led the building efforts in conjunction with the celebration of its 25th anniversary. Tech contributed $100,000 to the Luck Building, which cost a little more than $1 million initially.

    The building is named after Jim Luck, the late Georgia Tech assistant director of athletics who originally spearheaded the construction of the facility. Luck, a Tech graduate and a member of the Institute’s Sports Hall of Fame, was an assistant football coach for 22 year and served as head baseball coach for 20 years before spending the finals years of his Tech career in athletic administration.