has long committed to the development of student-athletes in an environment that encourages personal growth, academic success, and a deliberate effort to produce positive post-graduate success.
The next step in the maturation of our department includes a substantial capital investment, unlike any other seen in our history.
We remain dedicated to our promise of an unwavering drive to produce championship programs and incredible graduates. To do so, we are making our next move. Our vision is a comprehensive strength and conditioning, sports medicine, and team facility that will benefit each of our 25 varsity sports programs. The estimated cost of the facility is $52 million.
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Strength and Conditioning Center
Head Strength Coach Office
Assistant Strength Coach Office
Football Office Suite
Head Football Coach Office
Football Field Lounge
Defensive Coordinator Office
Offensive Coordinator Office
Position Coach Offices (4 available)
Coach Meeting Room
Offensive Line Office
Outside Linebackers Coaches Office
Defensive Line Coach Office
Field Hockey Office Suite
Head Field Hockey Coach Office
Assistant Field Hockey Coach
Lacrosse Office Suite
Head Lacrosse Coach Office
Assistant Lacrosse Coach
Men's Basketball Suite
Head Men's Basketball Coach Office
Men's Basketball Team Lounge
Assistant Coach Office (3 available)
Men's Basketball Meeting Room
Women's Basketball Suite
Head Women's Basketball Coach Office
Women's Basketball Team Lounge
Assistant Coach Office (2 available)
Women's Basketball Meeting Room
Administrative Office Suite
Academic Advisor Office (1 available)
Athletics Administration Offices(4 available)
Sports Medicine Center
Athletic Training & Treatment Area
Head Trainer Office
Assistant Athletics Trainers Office
Team Doctor Office
Private Exam Room
Strength & Conditioning Center
The Paul and Nancy Sallaberry Strength and Conditioning Center will be the largest space in the new facility.
This new weight and training area will nearly quadruple the available space currently located at the Toomey Field weight room. This will allow our teams to work out in more convenient times and in greater numbers. It will also be located in closer proximity to the majority of our competition facilities, which are largely on the west side of campus.
Team meeting rooms and an auditorium will provide ample space for our teams to meet, game-plan, and study.
Technology throughout the building will give our coaches the opportunity to "take" their office to the meeting rooms, and the Bruce and Marie West Auditorium will provide use for athletes and the general student population for large gatherings. The EVO Lounge, Mike and Renee Child meeting rooms, and adjacent Outcomes Advisor Offices will also help our students prep for their classes, conduct mock interviews, network, and escape the buzz of campus for a quiet place to study and prep for launch upon graduation.
Our Football, Basketball, Lacrosse, and Field Hockey coaches will all move their offices to this facility, permanently placing them near the site of practice and competition. The new office area will allow for seamless recruiting, player meetings, and game preparation.
Our Outcomes Advisors will be housed in the Edwards Family Athletics Center to best serve our student-athletes.
In addition, there will be an Athletics Director's suite leading out to a terrace perched above the Bob Biggs Practice Field. The primary entrance, or atrium, will showcase UC Davis Athletics and our points of pride for all who enter.
Our athletic trainers, doctors, and sports medicine leadership will have a large, centralized, space within the facility.
The close access to the weight room will allow for maximum efficiency with the strength staff and more cooperative plans for injury recovery. Hot and cold tubs, a common tool for recovery, will be a part of the project bringing our sports medicine facilities into a modern and more effective state.
Foster Center Renovation
The Bob Foster Center will undergo a full renovation to more efficiently utilize the square footage of the building. This will include updated locker rooms, offices, and equipment space for Football, Lacrosse, and Field Hockey.
Bob Biggs Practice Field
A natural grass practice and training field has been constructed next to the facility and be utilized by all teams, replacing the need for cross-campus trips to practice on natural grass. This field, thanks to considerable donor support, has been named for Aggie alumnus and longtime football coach, Bob Biggs.
Timelines Subject to Change
Student-Athlete Performance Center Project announced at press conference prior to Causeway LuncheonLearn More
Expanded partnership with UC Davis Health announced, including involvement in Performance CenterLearn More
Bob Biggs Practice Field completed at first phase of the project
Site prep begins at Performance Center, live web-cam installed to track progress
Virtual Groundbreaking and announcement of facility naming. The Edwards Family Athletics Center construction is formally under way. Remaining naming opportunities are announced and website goes live.
Site prep completed, building construction begins
Target date for completion of fundraising, reaching $52 million goal
Edwards Family Athletics Center
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Edwards Family Athletics Center
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Football & Track and Field
Retired Commercial Developer
"The memories I have playing sports are the most vivid of my time in college. The new performance center will only provide more experiences and a better atmosphere for Aggie student-athletes to excel in their own life. I am so happy to be able to give back to make this a reality."
Roger and Claudia Salquist
"We truly admire college student-athletes. They are spirited, exceptionally hard-working and committed, successful students. It is always a pleasure to watch Jim Les and Jennifer Gross's teams perform and demonstrate the best in teamwork and sportsmanship. We are pleased to be able to help enhance their Aggie experience."
Bill and Nancy Roe
"We immediately knew the Performance Center would make a big difference in recruiting, but we also felt it would give student-athletes a greater chance for success in the classroom, in competition, and after they leave UC Davis."
Bruce and Marie West
"This facility ought to make our coaches, our student-athletes, and our staff feel like someone is really looking out for them now!"
Bob and Eva Krieger
"Our entire family is proud to be able to give back to a major part of our heritage and to help enrich the educational and athletic experience for the promising students of the future. We believe strongly that the discipline and teamwork required in combining sports and academics is a key to building a strong foundation for success in life."