Williamstown Highschool Weight Room

The Williamstown Brave

The Williamstown Brave

Williamstown, NJ High School coach Frank Fucetola was looking to build a new weight lifting facility for his football team. Fucetola, the longtime coach and former Temple University player, decided to go with a post frame building. He was looking for an economical, attractive, and well built structure. The coach and members of the Williamstown Football Huddle Club raised the money for the project.

Coach Fucetola leads his players onto the field

Coach Fucetola leads his players onto the field

Wagler Builders LLC won the contract for the building. We felt honored that the coach chose us to be part of the project. Our part was to build a 40 x 60 x 12 pole barn along with a 12 x 20 breeze way connecting the weight room to the existing locker room.

We began the project in late July. The coach was hoping to finish it before the school year began. It was interesting to work at a large school like Williamstown. Even though it was summer there was constant activity. Kids were going to camp or summer school, crews were working on the fields, and the football team was practicing.

It was also unusual to be motivated by a fiery guy like Coach Fucetola. He never hid his enthusiasm with our progress. The music he liked to pump through the speakers also got us moving fast.

Here are a few pictures of the job’s progress.

The building site.

The building site.

The Locker Room

The Locker Room

Setting Trusses

Setting Trusses

Progress

Roof installed

The project went well and we made good progress. The breezeway took a little extra time.

The breezeway framed up

The breezeway framed up

Breezeway

The team will comes out of these doors for the games

Another unusual part of this project was the large double windows. We installed 10 windows. The coach was afraid they will get hit by footballs before he could install wire cages over them.

Windows

Windows

Windows in the breezeway.

Windows in the breezeway.

We finished our part of the project in early August. The coach was very happy with how it turned out. He was excited to get the new weight room up and running as soon as possible.

The finished building

The finished building

The building with snow guards installed

The building with snow guards installed

Here are several pictures of the inside.

The inside

The building provides excellent space for the team

The building provides excellent space for the team

Now the team has a great weight lifting facility connected to their locker room. This year’s team made a great run through the state playoffs, but lost last Friday. This facility will provide future teams a great opportunity to better themselves. Coach Fucetola was very enthused with our work and we were honored to be a part of the project.

Visit the huddle club Facebook for more information on this project.