LAKEVILLE, IN. – As the Dale E. Cox Gymnasium renovation project gets closer to its completion, the LaVille Athletic Department saved back large pieces of the end zone flooring. Those pieces are now available for sale.
The cost will be $25 per piece and patrons may pick out whichever piece they desire. The pieces are roughly 3′ X 3′ and are various parts of the floor from plain wood to completely painted wood.
The pieces of the old Dale E. Cox flooring are on sale now until they are sold out. It anyone is interested in purchasing a piece of LaVille Basketball and Dale E. Cox Gymnasium history, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to pick up your piece of history.
The terms of sale are cash of check. All checks should be made payable to LaVille Athletics.
All money from this sale will go towards the purchase of new mats for the entrance to Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
This is the original floor that was put in when the school was built for the 1965-66 school year.
Dale began his career as a teacher and coach in Lapaz in 1954. He coached basketball, baseball and track at Lapaz High School and then baseball at LaVille High School. He taught biology and science until he became LaVille’s first Athletic Director and Student Activities Coordinator. He held this position until his retirement in 1991. Cox was also the Student Activities Director and the head baseball coach at LaVille for 28 years. The gym was renamed to Dale E. Cox Gymnasium when Mr. Cox retired in 1991.
Prior to the removal of the floor in May of 2019, the floor was sanded down for the final time over Christmas Break, 2013. The floor was totally resanded, removing all former lines, graphics and repainted by Will Hostrawser and Scot Shearer.
Here are just a few example of the old flooring . . .