2010-11 Chattanooga Mocs Year in Review
This is the most comprehensive annual recap of all aspects of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Program.
2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW 1 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW 2 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW ON THE INSIDE Introductory Letters..........................2-3 Mocs Mission & Core Values...............4 Strategic Objectives............................5 Academics........................................6-8 Athletics..........................................9-11 Social Development.....................12-14 Compliance.......................................15 Budget..........................................16-17 Support Services...............................18 Organizational Chart...................19 Facility Upgrades........................20 Outreach & Engagement...................21 Marketing & Branding.................22 GoMocs.com ..............................23 Constituent Relationships..................24 UTC Mocs Club Members...........25 Porky’s Open..............................26 Mocs Anglers Bass Classic.........27 Softball Review..................................28 Football Review.................................29 Wrestling Review...............................30 Women’s Golf Review.......................31 Men’s Golf Review.............................32 Men’s Basketball Review...................33 Women’s Basketball Review.............34 Cross Country Review.......................35 Track & Field Review.........................36 Women’s Tennis Review...................37 Men’s Tennis Review.........................38 Soccer Review..................................39 Volleyball Review..............................40 Next Year...........................................41 The Future.........................................42 What Can I Do?.................................43 Go Blue. Be Gold..............................44 CREDITS The 2010-11 Year in Review is a product of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Department under the supervision of Director of Athletics Rick Hart. The book was written, designed and edited by the UTC Athletics Communications & Media Relations Office - Dr. Jay Blackman, Assistant Athletics Director; Anne Wehunt & Jim Horten, Assistant Directors; and Nate Blythe, Assistant. Cover design by Anne Wehunt. Photography by David Humber, Jeff Hurndon, Willis Glasgow, Kathleen Greeson, Tracey Long, Jack Morton, Jay Blackman, Dale Rutemeyer, Bret Douglas, Billy Weeks, Frank Mattia, Mark Gowin and SoConPhotos.com. This publication was printed as a courtesy by Mr. David Ingram and the Modern Way Printing and Fulfillment Co. at no charge to the taxpayers of the State of Tennessee. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. 1 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT CHATTANOOGA As we enter the 2011 fall semester, now is a great opportunity to celebrate our accomplishments of the past academic year, while keeping an eye toward the future. There is a lot to be excited about at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Our campus is transforming as a state-of-the-art library grows right before our eyes, while the Aquatics and Recreation Center (ARC) has transformed the look and function of the north entrance to UTC. Things are well positioned to allow us to aggressively pursue our mission of becoming a top-five public masterâ€™s university in the south. The progress is no different in the athletics program. Four teams won Southern Conference crowns and six were represented in NCAA postseason play. Over the last five years, our Mocs have captured 17 regular season and 19 tournament championships in SoCon action, far more than any other school in the league. The Mocs have been just as impressive in their academic endeavors. For six straight semesters, our student-athletes have increased their cumulative grade-point-average. That is an outstanding accomplishment and points toward their dedication to continuous improvement. This academic excellence, coupled with athletic dominance, is impressive. Even more so when you consider the amount of hours of community service they perform on their own time. One thing is for certain, your support is vital to our past, current and future success. My hope is that you will continue in helping Mocs Athletics establish comprehensive excellence as the UTC standard. Sincerely, Dr. Roger G. Brown Chancellor 2 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW CHATTANOOGA ATHLETICS This is a very exciting time for the Chattanooga Mocs as we have been working hard to prepare for the 2011-12 athletics season. We are always moving forward but it is important that we take time to celebrate our accomplishments, not only in 2010-11, but also over the last five years. One of the things that drew me to Chattanooga was the great tradition of the Mocs athletics programs and the potential for growth at UTC. Upon joining the Chattanooga community as your Director of Athletics, we quickly went to work to develop a plan for the future of the Mocs worthy of our potential. The resulting strategic plan identified eight areas of focus to help us advance toward the Vision of Mocs Athletics: to establish comprehensive excellence as the UTC standard. As you read through the pages of our Year in Review, you are going to see many of the accomplishments achieved over the last year; Academically, Athletically and Socially. You are also going to read about these eight areas and the progress we have made together over the last five years. I am fortunate to work with an extremely talented and dedicated group of student-athletes, coaches, staff, faculty and University administrators who have helped to advance our strategic plan at a faster pace than I ever could have anticipated. Of course, your support has also been instrumental in our success and for that we are grateful. I invite you to contact me if you have questions, suggestions or concerns regarding the direction of Chattanooga Athletics. Your feedback is important and appreciated. Go Mocs! Sincerely, Rick Hart Director of Intercollegiate Athletics 3 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW MOCS MISSION VISION & CORE VALUES OUR VISION To establish comprehensive excellence as the UTC standard. OUR MISSION We guide, encourage and support our student-athletes in their quest for comprehensive excellence - academically, athletically and socially. Above all else, we prepare students for productive and meaningful lives. OUR CORE VALUES Six core values guide and govern our actions at all times. Integrity: We can be counted upon to ‘do the right thing.’ Respect: We treat ourselves and others with dignity and respect. Positive Attitude: We expect the best of ourselves and others. Premier Service: We work together to take care of people. Accountability: We are an important part of a great team. Continuous Improvement: We are always learning and seeking a ‘better way.’ 4 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES EXPLANATION OF THE FIVE-YEAR PLAN When Rick Hart came to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, he brought with him a vision and plan for the future of the Mocs. Since his hiring on May 23, 2006, Hart has changed the landscape of the UTC Athletics Department with his leadership, organizational skills and innovative ideas on how to fulfill the Mocs’ mission of preparing students for productive and meaningful lives. This change was set in motion five years ago with the implementation of a Strategic Plan for Mocs Athletics. This plan focused on eight objectives that are detailed below. Throughout the 201011 Year in Review, you will see references to how the Mocs have improved over the last five years in these specific areas. Academics – The Value of a Quality Education Areas of focus include academic support facilities, learning and teaching resources, summer school and post-eligibility aid and relationships on campus. We provide an environment that fosters learning and challenges students to grow their intellectual interests and abilities. Athletics – Broad Competitive Excellence Areas of focus include championship-caliber facilities, scholarship support, recruiting resources and access to quality coaches. We compete for (move towards) and capture championships with integrity and sportsmanship. Social Development – Real-World Ready Areas of focus include life skills, personal development, leadership and career placement. We assist in the growth and development of our student-athletes and, in the process, they become better people. Compliance – Integrity of Actions Areas of focus include providing guidance to the entire UTC community with regard to the rules, regulations and standards which mandate integrity and fair play in all of our affairs. We exist to effectively promote and protect the health and wellbeing of our student-athletes, our department of athletics and the institution. Budget – Acquisition and Distribution of Resources Areas of focus include the student-athlete experience, risk management, equity and inclusion, operating support and revenue generation. We are responsible and accountable for the financial viability of our entire program. Support Services – Our People Areas of focus include facilities, organizational structure, professional development, competitive wages and access to technology. We serve as advocates and guardians to student-athletes and the Department of Athletics. Outreach and Engagement – Valued Community Member Areas of focus include community service, visibility and awareness, strategic partnerships and the UTC Brand. We promote and celebrate the people and events associated with UTC Athletics. We provide premier service and show people that we care. Constituent Relationships – Investing in the Betterment of Student-Athletes Areas of focus include sharing our vision and opportunities to invest, broad participation and stewardship. We invite the friends of UTC and UTC Athletics to develop a relationship with our University. 5 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW ACADEMICS GPA CONTINUES TO IMPROVE Teams With 3.0 G.P.A. Fall Spring Men’s Cross Country 3.50* 3.78* Women’s Cross Country 3.54 3.82^ Men’s Golf 3.30 3.33 Women’s Golf 3.65* 3.65* Softball 3.36* 3.35 Soccer 3.41* 3.34 Men’s Tennis 3.00 3.05 Women’s Tennis 3.51* 3.40 Men’s Track & Field 3.51* 3.71* Women’s Track & Field 3.30 3.24 Volleyball 3.34 3.17 *Highest team GPA on record ^Highest GPA for any UTC program on record More Academic Honors in 2010-11 • School-record 78 student-athletes named to the fall, winter and spring Academic All-Southern Conference Teams. • Led the Southern Conference with seven Student-Athlete of the Week honors. • School-record 33 student-athletes made a 4.0 g.p.a. in the 2011 spring semester. • Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams were named USTFCCA All-Academic. The men were ranked No. 15 in the nation with a 3.46 g.p.a. while the women were No. 22 with a 3.59. • Women’s cross country set a school-record with a 3.86 team g.p.a. in the spring. • Track & Field’s David Moore and Chris Berry both made the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District squad. • Football set a program mark with a 2.66 g.p.a. in the spring. Nine student-athletes made the 2010 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team, second only to the 10 who made the squad last year. • Junior receiver Joel Bradford was an All-American on the field and earned a spot on the FCS ADA Academic All-Star team for his work in the classroom. • All five members of the men’s golf team who played at the 2011 NCAA Regionals made the Honor Roll during the spring semester. • SoCon Individual Champion and Women’s Golfer of the Year Emma de Groot posted a 4.0 g.p.a. in the spring semester, an amazing feat to accomplish during her competition season. • The SoCon Champion softball team had seven starters on the Dean’s List in the spring semester. • Soccer earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for having over a 3.0 g.p.a. The Lady Mocs set a program record with a 3.41 in the fall and a team-best nine student-athletes on the 2010 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference squad. • The women’s tennis team set a new program mark with a 3.51 g.p.a. in the fall semester. • Volleyball had a program-record eight studentathletes on the 2010 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team. 6 Known for guiding, encouraging and supporting its student-athletes in their quest for comprehensive excellence, the Chattanooga Athletics Department is built on six core values; Integrity, Respect, Positive Attitude, Premier Service, Accountability and Continuous Improvement. Looking back at the academic achievements last season, Continuous Improvement was certainly the theme for UTC student-athletes. New standards were set in grade-pointaverages, Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores and academic accolades throughout the entire program. The biggest story of the year was the Mocs improving their overall g.p.a. for the sixth semester in a row. UTC set a program high with a 2.95 g.p.a. in the fall and topped that with a 2.97 in the spring. In addition, for three straight semesters over half of all Chattanooga student-athletes made the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll with a 3.0 g.p.a. or higher. “Our student-athletes continue to amaze me in the way they raise the bar every semester,” stated Director of Athletics Rick Hart. “Each time our overall g.p.a. goes up, it gets harder and harder to increase, yet we continue to set records in the classroom. This is truly a testament of their hard work and dedication to achieving comprehensive excellence.” Another big story in the classroom was Chattanooga’s improvement in its APR performance. All 17 of the Mocs teams posted a single-year APR score of 933 or higher for the first time since the scores began six years ago. The football team is also clear of all penalties for the first time and had the highest single-season improvement in the Southern Conference. As you can see, Chattanooga’s academic success is seen across the board. Of the 17 programs at UTC, 16 received some form of team or individual academic recognition during the year. “We have invested a lot of energy and resources into supporting our student-athletes in their academic endeavors,” added Hart. “The response has been rewarding for everyone involved and I hope our academic achievements are a source of pride for our program, the University and the Chattanooga community.” Each member of the SoCon Champion women’s golf team made the Dean’s List in both the fall and spring semesters. The Mocs also had a program-record 3.65 team g.p.a. both terms. 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW In the Top 25 The Mocs had five programs finish the year with a team g.p.a. that ranked in the top-25 in the nation in their respective sports. Men’s Track & Field 5th 3.43 Wrestling 7th 3.14 Men’s Cross Country 15th 3.46 Women’s Golf 20th 3.65 Women’s Cross Country 22nd 3.59 2010 Summer Graduates Carlos Baron Wrestling Biology Rodney Beamon Football Business Admin. Doug Faatiliga Football Psychology Tagan HatchettM Women’s Basketball Health & Human Performance Lynleigh Hurndon Softball Business Admin. Shaun Kermah Football Sociology Joey Knox Wrestling Business Admin. Kate Ksiezopoloski Women’s Tennis Human Ecology David MooreS T&F/CC Engineering Cody Romans Football Business Admin. Volleyball’s Bailee Chastain, Courtney Barnes and Jessica Scott all graduated with distinction in May 2011. Barnes was a CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team member and won the Bob McCluskey Insurance Southern Conference Postgraduate Scholarship. Track & Field’s David Moore was a CoSIDA/ Kandice Irwin was one of two members of the Capital One Academic All-American, the 12th SoCon Champion softball team to be named in school history and the first since 2006. CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District. Serena Allen was a CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Jason McCroskey earned CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District honoree and one of eight soc- Academic All-District honors while the wrescer student-athletes to post a 4.0 g.p.a. in the fall. tling team was No. 7 in the nation in team g.p.a. 2010 Fall Graduates Danielle BarrM Soccer Nursing Chris BerryM T&F/CC Health & Human Performance Courtland Ellzey Football Political Science Garrett Hughes Football Business Admin. Chelsea Hurst Soccer Psychology Marlee JenkinsC Soccer Environmental Science Kaiti Kelley Softball Health & Human Performance Arielle LankfordC Soccer Biology Brooke LoudermilkC Softball Art Education Whitney LoweC Soccer Health & Human Performance Chris Marshall Football Sociology Chris Pitchford Football Business Admin. Derek Rende Men’s Golf Criminal Justice Tyler Roberson Wrestling Health & Human Performance Anneli UysM T&F/CC Health & Human Performance 2011 Spring Graduates Lauren Anderson T&F/CC Business Admin. Tiffany BakerM Softball Health & Human Performance Courtney BarnesM Volleyball Health & Human Performance Courtney Berg Women’s Basketball Health & Human Perf. Tia Blosser Softball Sociology Troy Cage Men’s Basketball Sociology Bailee ChastainM Volleyball Human Ecology Cassie Conner Volleyball Psychology Kelly Downs Soccer Health & Human Performance Brittany Eason Softball Psychology Justin Galyon Football Secondary Social Sciences Ryan Geist Football Business Admin. Tara Gietema T&F/CC Business Admin. Annie Green Women’s Tennis Communications Monika GroppeC T&F/CC Humanities Matt Harris Men’s Tennis English Demetrius JohnsonC Wrestling Criminal Justice Ross Jolly Women’s Basketball Business Admin. Beata Knizat Women’s Tennis M.B.A. Matt Lettner Wrestling Business Admin. Jason McCroskeyC Wrestling Mechanical Engineering Tyler Pullen Men’s Tennis Environmental Science Fredrik Qvicker Men’s Golf Psychology Grace RobinetteM Women’s Tennis Health & Human Perf. Alex Schnitzer Football Health & Human Performance Jessica ScottS Volleyball Civil Engineering Jeff Smith Men’s Basketball Business Admin. Katie TaylorM Women’s Golf Psychology Dan Waddell Wrestling Business Admin. Christine Wolf Women’s Golf Business Admin. S - summa cum laude M - magna cum laude C - cum laude 7 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW ACADEMICS THE VALUE OF A QUALITY EDUCATION A strategic focus on academics has resulted in doubling the size of the Student Support Services over the last five years. As a result, the academic performance of the Mocs’ studentathletes has grown tremendously. Dr. Emily Blackman, Assistant Athletics Director for Student Support Services, has a dual reporting role to the Director of Athletics and Academic Affairs. This relationship has helped to strengthen the ties between athletics and the main campus and has been very beneficial to all of our student-athletes. Through fund raising and a strategic allocation of funds, more and more Mocs are able to attend summer school, continue to receive support after their eligibility expires and receive top-quality academic support during their academic careers. Dr. Emily Blackman Assistant A.D. Student Support Services The 2008 women’s cross country team personified comprehensive excellence, winning the SoCon title and posting the highest team g.p.a. in the NATION with a 3.55 cumulative mark. THE PUSH TO 3.0 The Mocs began to officially track the overall grade-point-average of its student-athletes in the 2007 spring semester. As the chart to the left shows, UTC has increased its g.p.a. in each of the last six semesters. We are closing in on our goal of a 3.0 g.p.a. across the board. At the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes with a 3.0 semester g.p.a. Over half of the Mocs have earned this distinction in each of the last four semesters. In addition, over 40% of all student-athletes at UTC made the Dean’s List with a 3.2 g.p.a. in each of the last two semesters. 8 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW ATHLETICS BROAD COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE Since the start of the 2006-07 season, the Mocs have won far more Southern Conference Championships than any other school in the league. The chart to the left shows Chattanooga’s 17 regular season and 19 tournament crowns in league play. Appalachian State is a distant second with nine regular season and 17 tournament trophies. Lara Newberry was the National Libero of the 2008 All-Ameican Cody Cleveland is one of the The Lady Mocs have produced three of the five Year in 2008 and graduated from UTC as the many wrestlers who have helped to establish SoCon Female Athletes of the Year since 2007, all-time NCAA leader in digs. a 35-match unbeaten streak in league action. inlcuding 2010 winner Shanara Hollinquest. 2011 2010 200 09 200 08 200 07 200 06 200 05 200 04 200 03 200 02 200 01 200 00 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 UTC'S ALL TIME FINISHES IN THE NACDA DIRECTORS' CUP 50 The Mocs set a school record by placing 99th in the 2009 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. Over the last five years, UTC has recorded three of its top four finishes in the NACDA Director’s Cup, including 99th in 2009, 134th in 2008 and 136th in 2011. 99 100 142 150 176 194 194 140 156 194 200 250 163 136 149 160 198 134 136 Place 156 182 238 9 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW ATHLETICS MOCS WIN, MOCS WIN! Athletic Notes from 2010-11 • Softball won its fifth-straight SoCon Championship with a 44-14 overall record and 20-3 in league play. UTC advanced to the regional finals for the first time. The Chattanooga Mocs put together another impressive list of athletic accomplishments during the 2010-11 season. UTC won four Southern Conference titles, sent five teams to the NCAA Championships and had its third-best showing in the Learfield Sports NACDA Director’s Cup in school history. • Softball senior Tiffany Baker became the SoCon all-time home run leader, finishing with 50 in her career. Individually, UTC had one All-American, five SoCon Athletes of the Year, 11 SoCon Champions, one SoCon Tournament MVP, two SoCon Freshmen of the Year and three SoCon Coaches of the Year. The Mocs also brought home 43 All-SoCon honors while 13 student-athletes made various SoCon All-Freshmen teams. • Women’s golf repeated as Southern Conference Champions in just the fourth year of the program. The Mocs made their fourth NCAA postseason appearance in as many seasons. “I am very proud of the way our student-athletes and coaches conduct themselves in competition,” stated Director of Athletics Rick Hart. “We win championships with Integrity and Respect while relaying a Positive Attitude to our fans.” • Wrestling won its seventh consecutive SoCon title. The Mocs have not lost a league match since Feb. 14, 2004, a streak of 35-straight regular season outings. Over the last five years, UTC has dominated the SoCon when it comes to winning titles. The Mocs have scored 17 regular season and 19 tournament trophies since the start of the 2006-07 season, far more than any other school in the SoCon. Additionally, UTC placed 136th in the Directors’ Cup standings. That is well into • Men’s basketball won the SoCon North the top half of all 345 NCAA Division I athletics programs and tied for the Mocs’ Division crown for the eighth time. UTC third best showing since the award began in 1994. has 28 SoCon Championships in 34 seasons in the league, by far the most during that time span. Georgia Southern (105) was the only SoCon school to finish ahead of the Mocs in the Directors’ Cup. UTC outpaced other notable institutions such as Big East members DePaul (140), Cincinnati (150), Rutgers (158) and Seton Hall (232) and • Men’s golf competed in its fifth-straight regional rivals Memphis (159) and UAB (234). NCAA Regional, finishing the year No. 36 in the nation according to the GolfWeek rankings. Finishing in the top half of all Division I schools in the Directors’ Cup is even more amazing considering the Mocs operate on an annual budget that is just over $10 • Football went 6-5, giving UTC back-to- million. While we have worked hard to increase our budget through fund raising back winning seasons for the first time and opening new revenue streams, these resources are not on the same level since 1990 and 1991. Chattanooga’s 5-3 compared to many of the schools ranked below Chattanooga on this final list. record in the SoCon were the most league wins since 1985. • Men’s cross country claimed the SoCon individual champion and Runner of the Year in Emmanuel Kirwa and the Freshman of the Year in Lucas Cotter. • Track & Field’s Distance Medley Relay Team, made up of Kyle McLarty, Jake Simms, Josh Vasquez and Lucas Cotter, won the SoCon title at the indoor championships and was ranked ninth in the NCAA South Region. • Women’s basketball head coach Wes Moore won his 500th career game and scored his 300th win at UTC. • Women’s basketball junior Whitney Hood led the SoCon in scoring, averaging 18.8 ppg. 10 Junior Joel Bradford was No. 2 in the nation with 1,284 receiving yards in 2010, breaking the school record. He was a 3rd Team AP All-American and a 1st Team All-SoCon pick. 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW Southern Conference Champions (4) Men’s Basketball - North Division Women’s Golf - Tournament Softball - Regular Season & Tournament Wrestling - Regular Season & Tournament NCAA Participants (5) Men’s Cross Country Women’s Cross Country Men’s Golf Women’s Golf Softball Wrestling All-Americans (1) Joel Bradford - Football - 3rd Team AP Senior Chris Berry won the SoCon Outdoor Junior Michelle Fuzzard was the 2011 SoCon 10000M title. It was the fourth SoCon individu- Softball Player of the Year, leading the Lady al title of his career. Mocs to another league championship. Senior Emma de Groot was the SoCon individ- Senior Emmanuel Kirwa won his third straight ual champion and the SoCon Women’s Golfer SoCon Cross Country championship and was of the Year in 2011. the Male Runner of the Year for the third time. Southern Conference Athletes of the Year (5) Emma de Groot Women’s Golfer of the Year Michelle Fuzzard Softball Player of the Year Stephan Jaeger Men’s Golfer of the Year Emmanuel Kirwa Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Year Paula Passmore Volleyball Libero of the Year Southern Conference Individual Champs/Tournament MVPs (12) Chris Berry Outdoor Track & Field 10000M Champion Cody Cleveland Wrestling 141 Champion Josh Condon Wrestling 157 Champion Lucas Cotter Indoor Track & Field DMR Champion Emma de Groot Women’s Golf Tournament Champion Demetrius Johnson Wrestling 133 Champion Emmanuel Kirwa Men’s Cross Country Champion Kyle McClarty Indoor Track & Field DMR Champion Sara Poteet Softball Tournament MVP Jake Simms Indoor Track & Field DMR Champion Josh Vasquez Indoor Track & Field DMR Champion Brandon Wright Wrestling 174 Champion Southern Conference Freshmen of the Year (2) Lucas Cotter - Men’s Cross Country Kadeem Wise - Football Sophomore Paula Passmore was the 2010 So- Junior Stephan Jaeger repeated as the SoCon Con Libero of the Year, leading the league with Men’s Golfer of the Year, leading the men’s 5.45 digs per set. golf team back to the NCAA Regionals. Southern Conference Coaches of the Year (3) Heath Eslinger - Wrestling Colette Murray - Women’s Golf Frank Reed - Softball 11 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT MOCS IN THE COMMUNITY Student-Athlete Advisory Committee • Organized the Mocs involvement in National Volunteer Week. • Participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. • Organized many of the Lady Mocs’ “Pink” games during the year to promote breast cancer awareness. • Held a student-athlete clothing/shoe drive. • Held a used furniture drive. Chattanooga student-athletes have an established reputation of excelling in the classroom, being winners in competition and selflessly giving their time to volunteer efforts throughout the Scenic City. Each individual program involves itself as much as it can based on class, practice and competition schedules, while the Mocs’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) takes a leadership role in organizing department-wide initiatives. “We have amazing community involvement among all of our programs and student-athletes,” stated Director of Athletics Rick Hart. “There is a sense of civic responsibility among the Mocs that is not fabricated or manufactured. Instead, it comes from an appreciation of our campus and community and a desire to help Men’s Basketball • Participated in the Susan G. Komen Race make it even better.” for the Cure. • Participated in Operation Move-In on campus. • Conducted various clinics and appearances in the community, including inner city ministries. • Spoke at a number of local schools such as Hillcrest Elementary & Brown Academy. • Held a clinic for the City of Chattanooga Therapeutic Recreation Services program for people with disabilities. • Worked with the St. Barnabas “Dream Makers” program. • Hosted residents from Morning Point Assisted Living. Women’s Basketball • Took part in the National Volunteer Week with the Green Team Initiative to clean up around campus. • Participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. • Raised money for Kay Yow Pink Zone Cancer Fund. • Hosted the Girls Scouts Sports-A-Thon. Football • Participated in Operation Move-In on campus. • Helped to administer the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure. • Collected over 4,000 pounds of Food for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. • Volunteered at the Special Olympics state bowling tournament. • Participated in Read Across America. • Volunteered at the local Special Olympics spring meet. • Conducted a FREE Kid’s Clinic prior to the 2011 Blue & Gold Spring Game. • Sponsored the Huesman’s Huddle program to provide free tickets to underprivileged fans. 12 Each year, SAAC pushes the Mocs’ involvement and participation in a number of volunteer efforts. Nearly all of the available teams run in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, while the football and track & field programs help to administrate the event. SAAC was also the driving force behind many of the Lady Mocs’ pink games promoting breast cancer awareness. Promotion of the Mocs’ participation in “Read Across America” on March 2 was also spearheaded by SAAC. Another SAAC project was the organization of over three dozen student-athletes and coaches during National Volunteer Week April 10-16. The Mocs were seen throughout town helping clean up a city block, working the Special Olympics and conducting a clothing drive. UTC Athletics also set up future events and appearances as a part of the weeklong focus on volunteerism. Each Mocs squad also had its own volunteer and community projects. These ranged from working with Habitat for Humanity, to speaking to youth groups, to hosting the Girls Scouts’ Sports-A-Thon. The Mocs were again well represented in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on the UTC campus. 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW Men’s Golf • Participated in the Chattanooga Therapeutic Recreation Services Division C.H.I.P.S. program for individuals with disabilities. • Hosted a Golf Skills Open House for C.H.I.P.S. Women’s Golf • Hosted the Girls Scouts’ Sports-A-Thon. • Head coach Colette Murray received the Empowering Women Global Award from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland. Representatives from the Mocs women’s Members of the wrestling team worked with sports programs hosted the Girl Scouts’ Habichatt, the local Habitat for Humanity orSports-a-Thon in Maclellan Gym. ganization. Soccer • Hosted a “Wear Pink” game to promote breast cancer awareness. • Took part in the National Volunteer Week with the Green Team Initiative to clean up around campus. • Hosted the Girls Scouts’ Sports-A-Thon. • Participated in Read Across America. Softball • Participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. • Participated in the Friends of Jaclyn Program. • Participated in Read Across America. • Hosted the Girls Scouts Sports-A-Thon. • Hosted a Pink Game for breast cancer awareness. • Collected clothing for April 2011 tornado victims. Men’s Tennis • Participated in Read Across America. • Participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The Mocs regularly volunteer with the Special The men’s golf team worked with the C.H.I.P.S. Olympics, including the spring meet and the program through the city’s Therapeutic Recrestate bowling tournament. ation Services. Women’s Tennis • Participated in Read Across America. • Hosted the Girls Scouts Sports-A-Thon. Track & Field/Cross Country • Participated in Read Across America. • Helped to administer the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure. Volleyball • Hosted A ‘Dig Pink’ game to raise breast cancer awareness. • Took part in the National Volunteer Week with the Green Team Initiative to clean up around campus. • Hosted the Girls Scouts’ Sports-A-Thon. • Visited T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital. The Lady Mocs softball program adopted Amanda Swartout as an honorary teammate through the “Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.” Wrestling • Participated in Operation Move-In on campus. • Participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. • Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. • Volunteered with the Interfaith Homeless Network of Chattanooga. 13 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT FIVE-YEAR REVIEW Part of the mission of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is to be an engaged, metropolitan University. Over the last five years, the Mocs have reached out to the Scenic City through numerous volunteer efforts. Chattanooga student-athletes have fostered a reputation for being involved in many community projects. The football team’s yearly involvement with Special Olympics, wrestling’s effort to help clean up the 2010 Nashville floods and softball’s clothing and supply drive for the April 2011 tornado victims are just some examples of how the Mocs give back. Jimmy Fallon and the Late Show on NBC adopted the Mocs as their team of the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Community involvement also includes engagement in other areas. In 2009, the Mocs were adopted by NBC’s Late Show as their team of the NCAA Tournament. Jimmy Fallon, the show’s host, showcased the Mocs each night on the network broadcast. For five days, UTC received unprecedented national attention, culminating in the men’s basketball seniors trip to the show’s Friday taping in New York City. UTC received an estimated $500,000 in free advertising due to this exposure. The Mocs also showcased Chattanooga with the many conference and national tournaments they have hosted over the last five years. Some examples include the SoCon Basketball Championships in 2009 and 2011, NCAA FCS Football Title game from 2006-09 and the NCAA Men’s Golf Regional in 2008. The biggest events over the last five years were the 2009 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament and the 2010 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship. The Mocs hosted the 2009 NCAA Women’s Basketball First & Second Rounds at the McKenzie Arena, bringing a tremendous amount of national exposure to Chattanooga. Being a positive representation of the University and the Chattanooga community has long been a focus of the Mocs. The student-athletes, coaches and administrators all realize that the positive exposure they bring has a direct effect on the way people view both UTC and our community. The Mocs wrestlers spent a weekend in 2010 helping to clean up from UTC again rolled out the red carpet to a national audience with the 2010 the devastating Nashville floods. NCAA Golf Championships at The Honors Course. 14 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW COMPLIANCE INTEGRITY OF ACTIONS 2011-12 nCAA ® division i MANUAL The Mocs Compliance Office is one of the newest areas in the administrative wing of the UTC Athletics Department. Prior to the start of the 2006-07 season, there was not a person solely dedicated to NCAA compliance. Marquita Armstead is entering her fifth year Marquita Armstead with the Mocs and has grown her area into a Director of functional Compliance system. She has ex- Compliance panded her staff to include an assistant director. EffEctivE August 1, 2011 constitution opErAting BylAws AdministrAtivE BylAws Over the past five years, we have pushed a ‘Compliance Mindset’ throughout the department, where Compliance is our No. 1 priority. We provide guidance to the entire University community with regard to the rules, regulations and standards which mandate integrity and fair play in all our affairs. The Mocs Compliance Staff is responsible for all 412 pages of the 201112 NCAA Division I Manual. 81109-01 DI Manual CV.v2.indd 1 7/7/11 3:29 PM We understand that Compliance is everyone’s job and we are all expected to be knowledgeable and act in a manner which reflects our core values. We possess a steadfast dedication to professional and personal integrity and we can be counted upon to “do the right thing.” In 2010, the Mocs partnered with ACS Athletics to further strengthen their Compliance operations. As a leading provider of athletic management software and services, ACS delivers innovative solutions to athletic organizations that are proven to reduce costs and liabilities while improving quality and productivity. This partnership was a big investment on a part of UTC, but was necessary to implement check and balances in the Compliance system. ACS Athletics flagship product, ACS InControl™, centralizes document and information management in one system for the key operational areas that drive the Student-Athlete Lifecycle™, allowing stakeholders across an organization to see a holistic view of student-athlete, recruiting, business and compliance-related information. Director of Compliance Marquita Armstead speaks to the entire UTC coaching staff at one of the many educational sessions held throughout the year. FOR ALL FANS OF MOCS ATHLETICS AND MOCS CLUB MEMBERS The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Department considers total compliance with NCAA and Southern Conference rules to be one of the highest priorities of our institution. We sincerely appreciate your support of Mocs Athletics and are committed to educating our fans and boosters about the rules that regulate your relationships with our student-athletes as even the best-intentioned action on your part may be a violation of NCAA rules. Basic “do’s” and “don’ts” can be found in the Compliance section of our website, www.gomocs.com. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Marquita Armstead, Director for Compliance, at (423) 425-5577. Thank you for your support and GO MOCS! 15 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW BUDGET EXPENSES = REVENUES 2010-11 TOTAL EXPENSES Salaries 33.43% Grants-in-Aid 34.54% Administrative Support Services 8.54% Sport Operations 10.14% Team Travel 5.80% Internal Services 0.49% 0 49% External Services 3 63% 3.63% Special Events 0.41% Recruiting 1.43% 1 43% Debt Services 1.59% % 2010-11 REVENUES & RESOURCES Non-recurring Funds 1.74% University Contributions 40.53% Athletic Fees 22.77% Special Events 1.42% Directed Gifts 10.13% Miscellaneous 0.33% Conference/ NCAA Distributions 3.84% Sponsorship/ Multimedia Rights 3.81% UTC Mocs Club 3% Contract Revenues Ticket Revenues 5.88% 6.60% 2010-11 TOTAL OPERATING BUDGET = $10,635,558.00 The Mocs Athletics Department balanced a budget of just over $10.6 million in 2010-11. We allocate our finite resources wisely and in accordance with our mission, values and strategic objectives. As such, all facets of our business operations are professionally managed. We adhere to clearly-defined policies, procedures and standards to effectively execute our strategic plan. Individually, and as a department, we are responsible and accountable for the financial viability of our entire program. Thanks to the continued financial support from the university, students, alumni, sponsors, ticket holders and donors, our student-athletes enjoy a quality academic and athletic experience. 16 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW INCREASING REVENUES AND RESOURCES The Mocs have seen tremendous growth in their ticket revenues over the last five years. UTC topped $670,000 for the first time in 2010-11, thanks in large part to the record crowds at Finley Stadium. TICKET REVENUE GROWTH 700,000.00 $671,718.50 650,000.00 $603 656 58 $603,656.58 600,000.00 550,000.00 $ $530,392.43 500,000.00 Chattanooga also hit the $600,000 mark in 2007-08, behind a sold-out menâ€™s basketball home game against Tennessee on Dec. 4, 2007. A total of 11,221 fans packed the McKenzie Arena to see the Mocs take the 10thranked Vols to the wire before falling 76-70. $501,833.40 450,000.00 400,000.00 350,000.00 $366,355.15 300,000.00 2006-07 2007-08 Guarantee games are contests where the Mocs receive a large fee to travel to an opponent without a returning home date against the same team. Over the last five years, the menâ€™s basketball team has visited Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri and Indiana, while the football team has faced Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn and Florida State in guarantee games. The football team traditionally plays one guarantee game each season. The spike seen in the 2008-09 season is due to the football team playing two guarantee dates as a part of its 12game schedule that season. 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 GAME GUARANTEES ADD TO REVENUES 1,200,000 $1,100,000.00 1,000,000 800,000 $630,000.00 600,000 $397,500.00 400 000 400,000 $235,000.00 200,000 0 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 TOTAL REVENUES INCREASING $2,700,000.00 $2,685,075.52 $2,642,111.28 $2,500,000.00 $2,300,000.00 $2 200 654 15 $2,200,654.15 $2,204,371.32 $2,100,000.00 $1 900 000 00 $1,900,000.00 $1,700,000.00 $1,660,974.96 $1,500,000.00 2006-07 $514,000.00 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2009-10 2010-11 The Mocs total revenues have increased 62% in the last five years. This includes revenues from the UTC Mocs Club, ticket sales, sponsorships and game guarantees. Chattanooga set a record with $2.68 million in 2010-11, surpassing its previous high of $2.64 million on 2008-09. That season was bolstered by a second football guarantee date thanks to a 12-game schedule. The Mocs will continue to be consistent in their sponsorship revenues after entering a multimedia right agreement with Learfield Sports in 2009-10. 17 2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW SUPPORT SERVICES OUR PEOPLE To best understand all of the services the Mocs provide their studentathletes, a full examination of the organizational chart for Chattanooga Athletics is needed. Athletics Director Rick Hart divides responsibilities among 41 staff members and 41 coaches. There are two Senior Associate Athletics Directors, Matt Pope and Laura Herron, who have both sport and administrative oversight. There are also three others with a direct reporting line to Hart. Associate A.D. Andrew Horton is responsible for the majority of UTC’s external operations, including ticketing, marketing and fund raising. Dr. Jay Blackman, Assistant A.D., handles all of the Mocs’ communications efforts. He oversees both the Communications & Media Relations Office, as well as the Creative Services Department. Assistant A.D. Dr. Emily Blackman is in charge of the Student Support Services for the Mocs. She handles the academic guidance for all