West Orange-Stark Head Coach Cornel Thompson is in his 50th year of education and coaching. And one thing that he’s preached since day one, “being successful starts in the weight room.”
Part of the recent bond issue that was passed was converting the old gym into the new weight room and indoor practice facility.
Monday the West Orange-Cove ISD School Board voted unanimously to name the facility the Cornel Thompson Strength and Conditioning Center.
“Working out in the weight room is the beginning of the foundation. I tell my freshmen, if you don’t learn to like this room, you’re going to have a hard time playing at West Orange-Stark.”
Board member Roderick Robertson choked back tears when he thanked Thompson for all that he has done for WOS. “He coached me and all of my brothers and we remember and use things Coach T has said to this day.”
“I never thought something like this would happen,” Thompson said after the vote. “I’m really appreciative of the recognition. And I’m proud that our Mustangs and future Mustangs will have great facilities to play and workout on.”