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From left, are Boko, Head Football Coach G.J. Kinne, Beau Trevillion, Darelene Trevillion, Nathali Weisman, Johnny Weisman, Director of Athletics Don Coryell, and President Kelly Damphousse officially break ground for the new Football Performance Center.
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The guests of honor sit as Director of Athletics Don Coryell speaks during the Groundbreaking Ceremony held for the new Football Performance Center.
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Texas State President Kelly Damphousse waves to the crowd during the groundbreaking ceremony for the school’s new Football Performance Center. Construction starts this summer.
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Boko, G.J. Kinne, and Kinne’s son Lincoln look to get started on building the new Football Performance Center.
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Texas State breaks ground for a new Football Performance Center
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Texas State has officially broken ground to start renovations on the south end zone complex which is scheduled to begin this summer.

It was an exciting moment for Texas State Athletic Director Don Coryell as the Bobcats have seen many donations come around for the much needed renovations.

“Today is a great day for our football program and the direction we are heading as a university,” Coryell said. “This project was a vision over a year ago, but because of the support by Bobcat fans and alumni, we are taking a substantial step towards making it a reality.”

The renovations include a new 8,000-square foot weight room, a new players lounge, a new training room with hydrotherapy, individual position meeting rooms, upgraded conference rooms with additional offices, a recruiting room and additional premium hospitality spaces for fans to enhance the gameday experience.

The ceremony recognized three major donors who donated more than $1 million to the renovations.

“We appreciate the support of Johnny and Nathali Weisman, Bo and Darlene Trevillion, Scott and Yvonne Emerson,” Coryell said. “As well as all of the people who have chosen to support the Football Performance Center so far. It takes everyone to make this happen. Now it is time to get to work.”

Johnny and Nathali Weisman were recognized as the family who made a $4 million donation last March, which was originally made anonymously.

Because of their donation, and barring any disapproval by the Texas State Board of Regents, the Texas State Football Performance Center will eventually be named in their honor.

“They are in a position where they want to see this university do as well as it can,” Coryell said. “They are both extremely passionate about our athletics department. Nathali in particular because her Dad was a college football coach and she was a student athlete.”

With both Johnny and Nathali being alumni of Texas State, the family wanted to help the Bobcats reach the next level of play.

“Both of them [Johnny and Nathali] understand what a good football team can do for the school and the terms of exposure of what they can provide,” Coryell said. “They come to a lot of the games, they see how we operate and they want to make a big difference so that our football program can make that change. This is what that gift was all about. They want to help out as much as they can so we can put out a great product on the field.”

Also making major donations to the renovations are Beau and Darlene Trevillion, funds provided by them will see the new weight room be named after their son William Trevillion who tragically passed away in 2016, after playing four seasons for the Texas State football team.

“Their gift goes way beyond the financial support,” Coryell said. “Beau Trevillion goes to every practice and has relationships with all of our student athletes. Him and Darlene truly care about what our student athletes are going through. In my opinion, Beau is a great mentor, gives out great guidance and is a great supporter. For me, I’m just super happy that we are able to put Will’s name on the weight room. He is a part of this facility forever.”

Scott and Yvonne Emerson also made a major donation towards the Performance Center but were unable to attend the ceremony.

Texas State is still accepting donations for the Performance Center as part of on the ongoing renovations not only for football but across Texas State Athletics. Twitter: @ColtonBMc

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