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Ohio University Chillicothe Enhances Shoemaker Center with New Scoreboard and Staffing Initiative


Chillicothe, OH – Ohio University Chillicothe has recently invested in upgrades to the Shoemaker Center, aimed at bolstering its capabilities as a premier venue for athletic events and community activities.

Funded by Ohio University Vice President for Regional Campuses and Partnerships Lewatis McNeal, the latest enhancement features the installation of a state-of-the-art Nevco scoreboard. This addition is set to elevate the facility’s capacity to host basketball, volleyball, futsal, and wrestling competitions, catering to a wide array of athletic events for OHIO Chillicothe and the broader community.

The Shoemaker Center, dedicated in 1979 in honor of the late Myrl Shoemaker, a distinguished Ohio House of Representatives member and lieutenant governor, boasts a full-length basketball court, free-standing baskets, and seating for approximately 2,400 spectators. Recognized as one of Chillicothe’s largest and most versatile venues, it continues to serve as a hub for local sports and community gatherings.

In addition to the scoreboard upgrade, Ohio University Chillicothe is actively seeking to expand the center’s impact by hiring a part-time coordinator. This role aims to increase facility utilization, forge new community partnerships, and develop health and wellness initiatives for faculty, staff, and students. Prospective applicants are encouraged to apply by July 21 through ohiouniversityjobs.com, with qualifications including an associate degree or equivalent in athletics, fitness, business, communications, or related fields, plus a minimum of two years of relevant experience.

For those interested in renting the Shoemaker Center for events or activities, detailed information can be accessed at ohio.edu/chillicothe/about/campus-facilities/facility-rental.

The enhancements underscore Ohio University Chillicothe’s commitment to fostering a vibrant and inclusive environment, leveraging the Shoemaker Center as a pivotal resource for both athletic excellence and community engagement.