Florida State’s commitment to elite facilities has never been greater.
In his 37th year at Florida State and his 21st with the athletics department, Bernie Waxman continues to help mold the athletic campus that over the last 15 years has emerged as one of the finest in the nation. During this 16-year period the department has built a new soccer and softball complex, renovated Dick Howser Stadium, built the FSU Basketball Training Center and cooperatively with other university departments have completed the University Center, the Dave Middleton Golf Building at the Don Veller Golf Course, the Don Loucks Tennis Courts at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center, the band practice field (The Manley Whitcomb Band Complex and Bill Harkins Field) and most recently the Morcum Aquatics Center and the McIntosh Track Building. A new indoor tennis facility is currently under construction near the Marcum Aquatic Center and a new softball batting cage is set for completion in January of 2011.
The athletics department has also invested in a number of renovations inside all of its facilities including Tully Gymnasium. There have been a number of small projects addressing safety as well as aesthetics; these renovations have improved the lighting, stairwell, locker room accommodations and sound system. The latest renovation was to the Mary Ann Stiles and Barry Smith Soccer/Softball Team Building, the renovation/addition was completed in August of 2009.
Waxman and his staff are focusing on the construction of an indoor football practice facility. Construction of the new facility is scheduled to begin in late 2011 and be ready for use for the 2012 season.
In addition to his current responsibilities Waxman has oversight responsibilities for men’s and women’s golf, cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field and women’s softball.
A 1971 graduate of Florida State University, Waxman earned three letters as a member of the FSU track and field team and captained the 1972 squad. He also earned his Master’s Degree from Florida State in 1972.
After nearly 17 years with the intramural program, Waxman moved over to the athletic department in 1991. During his tenure at intramurals, Waxman served as a master official for track and field and as the head statistician for all Florida State basketball and football games.
He and his wife, Lisa, a professor in interior design at Florida State University, have a daughter, Gabrielle, who is a senior at Florida State University.