Phases one and two of the Mohigans Athletic Facilities Project (“Project Mohigan”) have been completed. Phase one included new turf on Pony Lewis Field, replacing stadium bleachers, and building concession stands and restrooms now located behind the MHS band’s bleachers. Phase two included the addition of a new scoreboard as well as the John Rockis & Johnny Hardesty Student Athlete Facility, which includes locker rooms, training rooms, and coaches’ offices. The new training facility was built in honor and remembrance of John Rockis- a former football coach who started the wrestling program at Morgantown High School, and his great nephew Johnny Hardesty for their accomplishments and dedication to MHS.
Phase three will be the construction of the Jacob D. Mullet Press Box, thanks to a substantial gift from the Mullet Family honoring a pillar in the Mon. County School System for over 30 years. With phases one and two complete, and all funds raised for the completion of phase three, Project Mohigan will spend $900,000 of its $4.1 million raised to complete phase three and looks to begin construction before the end of the month.
Building for the Future
Plans for phase four include the addition of a new weight training facility due to the condition of the current weight room, which has limited space, equipment, and has not ever been upgraded. Funds are currently being raised to pay for these additions. All sports teams, as well as physical education classes, will have access to the training facility and benefit greatly from the fourth and final phase of Project Mohigan.