August 27, 2002
Retired ABAC tennis coach Norman "Red" Hill", who won two national junior college titles in his 34 year career, joked he would have won more matches if the school had the one million dollar athletic center they opened Tuesday and named in honor of the legendary coach.
Using scissors complete with tennis handles, Red Hill got the honor of cutting the ribbon on the athletic center that has been his dream for years.
The Red Hill Center will house the men's and women's tennis teams, baseball and softball squads. The center also has office space for coaches and a training room.
Coach Hill says the center is more than lockers and showers, it will be home for the ABAC athletes after a hard day of classes and practice.
Red Hill said, I can't describe how it feels in my heart to have something like this because ABAC has meant so much to me."
In addition to the Red Hill Center, ABAC has also installed lights on the baseball and softball fields.
The upgrade of athletic facilites at the Tifton school are just getting started with plans for a 400 seat grandstand, conession area and press box for Stallion Field, a paved parking lot and indoor practice area.