CHS Principal: Softball is Crestview High Athletics' missing link

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 12:52 PM.

Crestview's gym is still functional as a playing venue, but with a listed capacity of 570 it is no longer big enough for a school with close to 2,000 students. This past season the boys basketball team was forced to move the region final playoff game to Northwest Florida State College because the Crestview gym didn’t meet state seating requirements.

Day doesn’t see a solution to the problem in the immediate future.

“I think it is an issue and it has to be addressed because now the fire marshal is coming down here and it’s a numbers crunch,” Day said. “I’m responsible for this school and when we get to 570-some-odd people we have to close it down because when it comes to this school it all funnels through this office right here.

“I don’t see that there is any capital outlay money through the district because it has been cut to nothing almost.”

Day said he would like to work with Crestview business leaders to come up with a way to help fund the gym's expansion.

Expectations moving forward

Day understands that most teams won’t make the playoffs every year, but he does have standards to which he will hold Crestview coaches.

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