Dick Tomlinson, associate athletic director, struggles with the issue of bad behavior coming from athletes.
"It's an ongoing problem and it has been since the gym opened," he
said that while coaches are supposed to be out there monitoring the noise level, the problem hasn't come close to diminishing.Tomlinson
recognized that athletes can get rowdy and has offered suggestions."We could create an athletic lounge in the locker rooms," he
said."We could give an alternative to these athletes.We have the space.It could be done."
The other, harsher option would likely be the solution to the problem."We need a uniformed police officer sitting at that front desk," Tomlinson
needs to be full time, and it can't be a cadet."He goes on to explain that if a police officer were in attendance, raucous athletes would get written up and the coach of their sport would be notified.
They would then have to sit out the next game.According to Tomlinson, a few years ago police officer Marjorie Harris was stationed at the gym full time under former Police Chief Philip Mullendore.
has brought up both of these options to higher authorities, but neither suggestion was implemented.