Redesigned Hanner Court

The court in Hanner Fieldhouse, home of Eagle basketball and volleyball, has a new look. The Georgia Southern Athletics Department decided on the design after a huge vote by Eagle Nation. While the final design wasn’t one of the four initial choices, enough fans suggested a slight change in the logo at mid-court to spur the change.

The new court design features a two-tone playing surface, new Sun Belt Conference branding and a silhouette of the state of Georgia underneath a much larger Eagle logo. The court was designed by AJ Henderson of the Georgia Southern Athletics Creative Services office. Georgia Southern used GameDay Floors in Alpharetta, Georgia to complete the project, which included one of the most complex and intricate mid-court designs done by the company.

Three teams use the court for practice in preparation for basketball and volleyball competition. Completed in 1969, the facility is named for the late W.S. “Shep” Hanner, the school’s faculty athletic chairman from 1935 to 1959. Hanner also served at various times as tennis coach, assistant football coach, professor and chairman of the Division of Exercise Sciences.