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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 UTC student-athletes. There are two additional Assistant A.D.’s, including Mike Royster and Ryan Peck. Royster, who is entering his 38th year at UTC, handles the Mocs equipment and facility needs. Peck was recently promoted to focus on the UTC Mocs Club, but is still involved in the Athletic Director Rick Hart addresses the Mocs staff. There are over 80 marketing operations. coaches and staff working in the UTC Athletics Department. Director of Athletics Academic / Affairs Sr. Associate AD/Admin & Finance

Sr. Associate AD/SWA

Laura Herron Senior Assoc. AD S.W.A.

Head WBB Coach

Head Volleyball Coach

Head Softball Coach

Head Men’s Tennis Coach

Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Head Women’s Tennis Coach Director of Compliance

Equity & Diversity

Champ. & Special Events


Professional Development Programming

Rules Compliance

Financial Aid

S-A – Advisory Council (SAAC)

Academic S Support t Services

Eligibility g y


UTC Mocs Club


Head Wrestling Coach

Head Track & Cross Country Coach

Head Men’s Golf Coach

Head Women’s Golf Coach

Director Di t off SSports t Medicine

A it t Assistant AD/Equipment & Facilities

Life Skills S-A Welfare


B d Budget

F ili i Facilities

Event M E Mgmt . Game Ops


Major & Capital Gifts


Riskk M Ri Management Judicial Affairs

P li i & Policies Procedures

SStrategic i Planning

H Human Resources

S Sports Camps

Associate ADExternal Ops

Assistant SID

Broadcasting & Emerging Technologies

Matt Pope

Senior Assoc. AD Admin. & Finance

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Director of Creative Services

Media & Public Relations

Head MBB Coach

Academic Services – Staff

Assistant AD Communications Media Relations Assistant SID

Head Football Coach

Assistant AD Stud. Support Ser.

Assistant Director Mocs Club


Planned Giving

Major Gifts Officer

Director of Marketing

Comm .

Alumni Affairs & Reunions

Ticket Manager

Assistant AD Mocs Club & Marketing

Letterwinners Association


Campus& Student Relations

Community Relations

Revenue Generation

GM Mocs. Sports Prop

Customer Service

In-Game Activities & Support Personnel


Affiliate Mgmt

2010-11 Chattanooga Mocs Year in Review  
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.