Athletic Facilities Fast Facts

Built in 2014 and fully funded by gifts from more than 400 families as part of the $7.4 million Building Bright Futures Campaign, the Andrews Strength and Conditioning Center, Randy Marion Family Field House, and the improved coaches' areas and locker rooms enhance the tradition of excellence and sportsmanship here at Cannon School.

Renovated Athletic Locker Spaces and Coaches' Offices

Renovated athletic locker spaces and coaches' offices round out the athletic facility upgrade. The new locker room facility can host all visiting football and basketball teams as well as any North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association championship events. The facility boasts:

  • Seven new team locker room spaces
  • Two Middle School physical education locker room spaces
  • Two locker rooms for coaches and officials
  • Four physical education faculty offices
  • Athletic equipment/uniform storage
Auxiliary Gym
This gym is mainly used for practices, PE classes, and occasionally basketball games.

Boswell Gym
This is the main gym for basketball games and other indoor events.

Lower Practice Field 1
Lower Practice Field 1 is located to the left and beyond the track behind the Upper School building.

Lower Practice Field 2
Lower Practice Field 2 is located beyond the track on the right hand side, next to the tennis courts.

Randy Marion Family Field House
The Randy Marion Family Field House serves as a permanent welcome center with a press box, restrooms and concession stand for sports fans and visitors.

Randy Marion Field
This is the athletic field located inside the track behind the Upper School building. This field is used for a variety of events including soccer, lacrosse, football, and track and field meets.

Soccer Field
The soccer field is located at the front entrance to Cannon School. Some varsity and most Middle School soccer games are played on this field.

Snyder Field (Baseball)
Snyder Field is located behind the School beyond Lower Practice Field 2 and adjacent to the softball field. Parking is available by the field.

Softball Field
The softball field is located behind the School beyond Lower Practice Field 2 and adjacent to the baseball field. Parking is available by the baseball field.

Tennis Courts
Cannon School has six tennis courts, located behind the Upper School building.

Tysinger Family Track
The eight lane track is located behind the Upper School building and surrounds the football field.
The 4,100 square-foot Andrews Strength and Conditioning Center is a state-of-the-art center designed to enhance physical education of students in all grades—from junior kindergartners learning coordination to varsity football players preparing for a Friday night game. Highlights include:

  • A full-time strength and conditioning coach. Shawn Powell spent five years as head strength and conditioning coach at Penske Racing and seven years as assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Carolina Panthers. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Kinesiology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and an Associate of Arts in Health Fitness Technology from Brevard College.
  • The Andrews Strength and Conditioning Center first floor includes eight fully-equipped strength stations. These feature legend fitness racks with benches, 90 lb. PowerBlock dumbbells, and 6, 8 and 10 lb. medicine balls and bands. There are also sixteen 45-lb. lifting bars and four 25-lb. lifting bars, eight kettle bell handles, four sets of plyo boxes, and ten sets of Jungle Gym XT suspension trainers.
  • The Andrews Strength and Conditioning Center second floor features four spin cycles, two treadmills, and two rowing machines for rehabilitation, conditioning, and low-impact cardio work.
The 4,800 square-foot Randy Marion Family Field House was made possible by a leadership gift from Betty and Randy Marion Sr. in honor of their grandchildren. Highlights include:

  • A press box which includes three booths for calling, videoing, and scoring games on the field.
  • A 300 square-foot concession stand which includes supply storage, coolers, sinks, and ice machines.
  • Conference room.
  • Women's and men's restrooms, family room, and official changing room.

Cannon School

Phone: 704-786-8171 | Fax: 704-788-7779