2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW
2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW
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
Outreach & Engagement...................21
Marketing & Branding.................22
GoMocs.com ..............................23 Constituent Relationships..................24
UTC Mocs Club Members...........25
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.
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
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
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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.’
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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.
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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.
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
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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
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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
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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.
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.
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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.
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COMPLIANCE INTEGRITY OF ACTIONS
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.
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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.
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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!
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EXPENSES = REVENUES
2010-11 TOTAL EXPENSES Salaries 33.43%
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.
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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
650,000.00 $603 656 58 $603,656.58
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.
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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.
GAME GUARANTEES ADD TO REVENUES 1,200,000
$1,100,000.00 1,000,000 800,000
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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
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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.
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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 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
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THE TEAM BEHIND THE TEAM Mike Royster, Assistant Athletics Director for Equipment and Facilities, is one of the most experienced members of his field in the country. Entering his 38th season at UTC, Royster is a repected leader in the Athletics Equipment Industry and a member of the UTC Athletics Hall of Fame.
Mike Royster Assistant A.D.
Royster’s staff includes Assistant Director Kyle Equipment & Facilities Ryan and an army of student workers and team managers. They oversee the equipment purchases and inventory of UTC’s 17 intercollegiate athletic programs as well as the repair and maintenance of athletic equipment.
Assistant A.D. Mike Royster checks inventory in the UTC Athletics Equipment Room in McKenzie Arena.
He also directs the many facets of gameday management for all UTC sports, including game administration, game officials, promotional event coordination and facilities scheduling and use. He also represents the Athletics Department on the university-wide Facilities Use Committee.
Director of Athletic Performance Scott Brincks oversees one of the crown jewels of the Mocs Athletics program, the Brenda Lawson StudentAthlete Success Center.
Director of Athletic Performance
This facility houses the Chattem Basketball Practice Facility and the Wolford Family Strength and Conditioning Facility and is a tremendous asset to the student-athletes at UTC.
Brincks and his staff work with each Mocs program, developing an innovative approach to strength and conditioning that allows for optimal performance. Not just a coincidence, the Mocs have won 17 regular season and 19 tournament title in the Southern Conference over the last five years, far more than any other school in the league.
The Wolford Family Strength & Conditioning Center opened in 2008 and is one of the top facilities of its kind anywhere in the nation.
Todd Bullard, Director of Sports Medicine, heads a team of dedicated athletic trainers and doctors who provide premier health-care service to the Mocs. Bullard oversees a staff that includes five fulltime and fully-certified athletic trainers and six graduate assistants. He also incorporates UTC’s athletic training curriculum into the athletics department.
Todd Bullard Director of Sports Medicine
The Mocs have also developed an excellent relationship with Erlanger Hospital. This partnership gives UTC studentathletes access to the best physicians, surgeons and overall care available.
The training room in McKenzie Arena serves the Mocs student-athletes with state-of-the-art equipment.
With the main training room located in McKenzie Arena, all of the Mocs are able to take advantage of what Bullard and his staff have to offer.
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FACILITY UPGRADES OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS In order to best serve our student-athletes, first-rate facilities are needed. Over the last five years, the Mocs have made tremendous strides in adding and upgrading their existing facilities. The three marquee facilities that have recently come online include the Brenda Lawson Student-Athlete Success Center, the MurphyHaugerud Football Practice Complex at Scrappy Moore Field and the Golf Player Development Complex. Those are all signature facilities for Mocs Athletics, but there have been a number of other notable upgrades over the last five years. Videoboards and an updated court have been added to the McKenzie Arena. Frost Stadium received a face lift with the addition of artificial turf to the shoulder areas of the infield, and the volleyball court in Maclellan Gym was updated with new marks and logos. UTC also added marks and branding to the UTC Tennis Courts and
The Brenda Lawson Student-Athlete Success Center houses the Wolford Fam- Finley Stadium, while the wrestling team updated its competition mat ily Strength & Conditioning Center and the Chattem Basketball Practice Facility. and practice room with current marks.
The Wolford Family Strength & Conditioning Facility houses state-of- Completed in 2009, the Chattem Basketball Practice Facility is on par the-art equipment for the Mocs’ student-athletes. with any of its kind anywhere in the country.
The nationally-ranked men’s and women’s golf teams benefit from the Located on the Tennessee River, the Murphy-Haugerud Football PracPlayer Development complex that opened in 2010. tice Complex at Scrappy Moore Field now includes artificial turf.
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OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT VALUED COMMUNITY MEMBER
As a Division I athletics program, the Mocs are a window to, and a reflection of, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. We enhance the visibility for our program and the University, while establishing and promoting an image which aligns with our institution’s mission and values. The Mocs promote and celebrate their people, events and achievements associated with the University’s athletics programs. We provide a consistent “look and feel” which conveys a single and unified message or ideal. The relationships and partnerships UTC athletics establishes advance the Athletics Department on a local, regional and national level. The Mocs have worked hard to become a valued member of the community while adding to the overall student experience at UTC.
Mocs football coach Russ Huesman speaks to the crowd at Miller Plaza at a downtown Chattanooga pep rally.
The Mocs Train is a popular sight, promoting all UTC athletics events Members of the men’s basketball team sign autographs with fans at a local Dick’s Sporting Goods Store in Chattanooga. around town.
Members of the softball team show the fans some appreciation by sign- Tennessee American Water’s Phillip D. Glass, a local Icon on Amnicola ing autographs after a game. HWY/Riverside Drive, now dons a Mocs football helmet each fall.
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MARKETING, BRANDING & ATTENDANCE The Mocs have built a reputation of having a first-class Marketing and Promotions Department. Erika Lerum was recently promoted to the Director of this unit after serving as a coordinator the previous three years.
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The Mocs have won seven “Best of” honors at the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) conventions over the last two years, including four in 2011. UTC’s innovative approach to marketing, promotions and branding have resulted in some of the largest attendance numbers in school history. Erika Lerum
Director of Marketing & Promotions
One well-known example of how Chattanooga uses a very unique approach to engaging fans is the annual Memorial Blue & Gold Tipoff presented by Praters. This event incorporates a basketball court at the First Tennessee Pavilion where the men’s and women’s basketball teams are introduced for the first time as a part of the pregame football festivities.
The Memorial Blue & Gold Tipoff presented by Praters drew a packed The Mocs sold out this Dec. 4, 2007 home game against the No. 10 Tennessee Vols with a total of 11,221 fans at McKenzie Arena. crowd and earned the Mocs a Gold “Best of” Award from NACMA.
AVERAGE MOCS FOOTBALL ATTENDANCE 13000
The biggest jump has come in football. As seen in the graph to the right, UTC has increased its home attendance by 121% since the 2008-09 season.
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Megan Parker Director of Ticketing
The Lady Mocs basketball team has led the SoCon in attendance for years, including a 1,954 average in 2010-11. Georgia Southern was a distant second in the league with a 705 per game average.
The Mocs’ overall attendance in its ticketed sports - football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, wrestling and softball - has seen a tremendous increase in the last five years.
Megan Parker, Director of Ticketing, handles all of the ticketing for Mocs Athletics and the McKenzie Arena. The Mocs also added an assistant director of ticketing to keep up with the added work load brought on by increased attendance.
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MEDIA & ONLINE EXPOSURE Assistant Athletics Director Dr. Jay Blackman heads the Mocs Communications and Media Relations Office, as well as the Creative Services unit. During the last year, there were more than 3,000 stories on Mocs student-athletes, coaches and administrators published online, in print and on television. This total does not include the count- Dr. Jay Blackman Assistant A.D. less mentions that do not make a full story, or the Communications hours of discussion about the Mocs that take place each year on ESPN Radio (105.1 FM), SportTalk (102.3 FM) and Fox Sports Radio (1370 AM) in the Scenic City. UTC takes advantage of its location in a metropolitan area that has three network TV stations, a major newspaper, three sports talk radio stations, online publications and access to added regional Footballâ€™s Jordan Tippit is one of the many student-athletes who rep- and national media outlets. resent UTC on a local, regional and national level through the media.
STORIES PUBLISHED ON THE MOCS IN 2010-11
Owen Seaton, the Director of Creative Services, has built the Mocs online brand from the ground up over the last five years. GoMocs. com surpassed three million annual page views for the first time in 2010-11. The official UTC Athletics website also had a record 477,730 unique visitors last fiscal year.
Director of Creative Services
Seaton has also spearheaded the installation and implementation of the Mocs Videoboards at McKenzie Arena and Finley Stadium. He also oversees the production of the coaches shows.
SPORT-BY-SPORT COVERAGE IN 2010-11
YEARLY PAGEVIEWS GROWTH FOR GOMOCS.COM 3,100,000
2,900,000 2,800,000 2,700,000
With the creation of MocsVision, Seaton streamlined all of the Mocs video into one brand. This unique package gives fans unprecedented exposure to UTC Athletics, over the air, online and in venue.
YEARLY UNIQUE VISITORS FOR GOMOCS.COM 480,000
In order to meet the demand for video and online content, MocsVision is adding a content producer for the upcoming season.
477 370 477,370 430,000 398,346 380,000 332,230 330,000 293,252
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CONSTITUENT RELATIONSHIPS INVESTING IN THE BETTERMENT OF STUDENT-ATHLETES
Chattanooga Athletics is known for building and strengthening relationships on campus and in the community. The UTC Mocs Club is the annual fund raising arm that works to provide our supporters with the opportunity to invest in the betterment of our student-athletes.
Associate A.D. External Operations
Assistant A.D. UTC Mocs Club & Marketing
Asst. Director UTC Mocs Club
Director of Major Gifts
Support from each UTC Mocs Club member benefits more than 300 UTC student-athletes. Last year, a record 597 members committed themselves to help offset the rising educational costs for the UTC Athletics Department. Andrew Horton, the Associate Athletics Director for External Operations, oversees the Mocsâ€™ fund raising and development efforts, with the assistance of Ryan Peck, Assistant Athletics Director of the UTC Mocs Club & Marketing. William Kent takes over a newly-created position as the Assistant Director of the Mocs Club while Jay Harris joins the team as the Director of Major Gifts. We offer an array of services in an effort to expand and broaden our diverse support-base, including volunteerism, ticket sales and attendance, annual fund, capital giving and major gifts, endowments and planned giving, directed giving and special events.
Members of the UTC Mocs Club worked the hotdog line at the 2011 A wide variety of the Mocsâ€™ constituents can be found tailgating in the First Tennessee Pavilion prior to any home football game. Blue & Gold Spring Football Game.
GROWTH IN ANNUAL GIVING REVENUES
UTC MOCS CLUB MEMBERSHIP GROWTH 600
800 000 00 800,000.00
Membership in the UTC Mocs Club has grown tremendously in the past In conjunction with the growth in the UTC Mocs Club, annual giving five years, culminating in a record 597 members during the 2010-11 revenues have also risen. These numbers do not include gifts directed fiscal year. towards capital projects, endowments or planned giving initiatives.
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2011-12 MOCS CLUB MEMBERS Full Scholarship Chattanooga Coca Cola Bottling Company Modern Way Printing & Fulfillment The Inner Circle Robby Jones Bryan Patten Prater’s Hardwood Flooring Clara Ward Conductor Athens Distributing Alec & Joanie Emerson First Tennessee Bank Less Lee Movita Steiner WDOD/WDEF Radio Yellow Book Sales & Distribution Diamond Moc David Adair Ben O’Neal Co. Inc Dillard & Christy Evans Milly Fariss Steve & Dolores Harvey Ken & Dot Hays Ben Landress Cartter Lupton Mayse Construction DeWayne McCamish Phyllis Miller Charles & Renee Monroe Tim Motes Country Place Restaurant Vincent Printing Mark Smith The Unum Group Gary & Darlene Yerbey Gold Moc Herb & Jean Adcox Atomic Films, Inc Eisenberg Agency Rodney Allen Regions Bank David & Carol Barto Robert Berge Thomas & Mary Black Bob & Judy Brittingham Richard & Judy Buhrman Bert & Mary Caldwell David & Melissa Cate Citizens Savings & Loan Brad & Courtney Cobb Susan Colmore Andy & Martha Coradini Horton & Mary Corwin Creek’s Bend Golf Club Tim Daniell Hiren & Serina Desai T.O. & Martha Jane Duff East Brainerd Lumber & Supply Family Concessions, LLC Chuck & Suzanne Felts Jim Frost Steven Frost Sam & Judy Fussell Todd Gardenhire Renee Haugerud & John Murphy Sam & Pam Henry Joe Honey Nancy Jolley Jerry & Linda Kelley Tim Kelly Thomas Kinsling Starr Klein Brenda & Stan Lawson Charles Lebovitz Dan & Kathy Lovin Charles McBrayer Marshal Mize Andrew & Carolyn Nardo Ben Perry
Ward & Nancy Petty Hawker Powersource Ben & Susan Probasco Mark & Vanessa Ramey Rock Tenn Jo Anna Rogers Ruby Falls Dale & Sara Rutemeyer David Shuford John & Catherine Smith Craig & Joyce Smith Joanie Sompayrac & Tony Grossi John & Ashley Sorrow Pro-Ad Sports TU Parks Construction John Thornton Capital Toyota, Inc. Arch & Vanessa Trimble Frank Trundle Sudie Webb Herman & Donna Welch Vic Whaley Douglas & Angela Whitaker Silver Moc Lawrence & Jane Akers Don Allen Mike Bauer Andy & Kellye Bender Hal Biggs Josh & Danielle Blake James & Kathy Brown David Brown BB&T Graham Burns Morrow Chamberlain Chattanooga Quarterback Club The Chattanoogan Hotel Pat Christnacht Robert & Nancy Coddington Ron & Nancy Cox Clay Crumbliss Joe Davenport Terry Denniston Richard Dillard The Dixie Group Jon & Ginger Dutton Doug & Alison Dyer John & Mary Eberly Rex Elmore Ed Finison James Fitzpatrick Thomas Flanagan John Foy Isidore Frumin Todd Gardenhire David Garland David & Carol Gibbs Brandon Glass John Graham Chip Griffin Tom & Marion Griscom Jim & Annie Hall James Hamilton Cecil & Janice Hammontree Fred Hanzelik Rick & Allison Hart Charles Hawkins Dean & Mary Jane Heavener James Hill Larry & Priscilla Hill Dale & Velma Hixson Everett Hixson Al Hoke Ken & Jan Hudgins Jimmy Hudson Russ & Amy Huesman Frank Hughes Ed Ingle Gerald Jones Sam & Beth Jones Karl & Vickie Jordan Mary Kelley James Kennedy Edwin Lansford
Barry Large Stewart Lawwill Howard Levine Jim Lewis Bob & Regina Lyon Bob Maffett Terrance Major Robert & Susan Martin Masonry Association of Chattanooga Chamberlain McAllester Robert McAllester Amber McEachin Michael McGauley Mark McLaughlin John McMahan Scrappy & Elizabeth Moore Hugh & Gene Moore Robert Moss David Noblit Fred & Ruth Obear Mark Odom William Oellerich Jim Orr Billie Parker Bob Parlo J. Moses & Martha Jane Payne Don & Candice Poole Hugh & Verbie Prevost Vickie Pritchett John Reynolds Terry & Pam Roderick Paul Rouse Steve & Ann Sandlin Jim Sattler Richard Schulman
Victor & Grace Scouten Scott Scouten Jack & Kay Seymour Gordon & Frances Smith Karen Songer John & Mary Anne Stewart Mary & John Tinkler Wayne Tipps David & Linda Uren Marty & Sheri Von Schaaf Chris Warren Joe & Barbara Waters Ronald & Bonnie Wene David Whitfield David & Nancy Williams Richard York Blue Moc Wes & Linda Moore Clay & Dianne Aytes Jim & Joan Beaver Michael Booi Chambliss Bahner & Stophel, PC Chad Danner David & Shelly Dawes John Delaney Mark Colin Dickinson Vaughn & Donna Dyer George Farr Evann & Teri Gibson Russell Gros Ernest & Karen Hedgecorth Benny Ingle Jimmie & Barbara Jackson Alan Johnston Jimmy & Dana Lail Robert & Amy Long
Mint Magazine Robert McGee Brian Millican Wes & Linda Moore Pat & Martha Payne Tom Pettigrew Dennis & Jackie Potts Heywood Rogers Thomas Rowland Rusty Scott Scott & Paula Starring Mary Tanner & Homer Dale Kemp Rick Veach Sandra Zitkus Starter Moc Tal & Margaret Abernathy Bill & Ann Aiken Glenn Allen Harry & Betty Arnold George Aslinger David Atkins Mr Rusty Aytes Elizabeth Behrends B.B. Bell Gary Bell Jay & Emily Blackman Daniel & Emily Blue Jay & Cristy Bowen Jim Brewer Hugh & Judy Brown Jay & Jane Brown Greg Brown Lisa Brown Todd Bullard
David & Joan Bunn Wayne Butler Mike & Tommye Byington Cyrus Carter Scott & Molly Cooper Brainard Cooper Ralph & Linda Craig Derek & Jennifer Daniel Ralph Decicco Ryalnd Donald Glenn Draper J. Reuben Dubrow Randy Durham Merill & Wanda Eckstein Dillard & Kathy Edgemon Joseph Elkins Charles Elliott Ernest & Young LLP Leroy & Rita Fanning Jim Ferguson Henry Fischer Jeff & Michelle Fletcher Charles & Betty Garrett Robert Georgitso Lee & Emily Godfrey Tim Godwin Erik & Stacy Gray Thomas & Debra Green Ben & Helen Gross Chris Hampton Laura Herron Bob Himmelsbach Jayne Holder Terry & Kaye Horton Richard Jahn John & Martha Kaiser Barbara Kelley
Everett Kerr John & Laura Keyes Michael Keyes John & Anita Killefer Don & Kim Lepard John Marcellis Jack & Nancy Marcellis James Markel Pete & Dana Masic J.R. & Janette McCroskey Dennis & Ann Meinert Tom Moore James & Judy Morgan Hal & Linda Moris Bob Mulkey Nubby & Jill Napolitano Millard & Juliette Perrin Steven & Lauren Pieniaszek Matthew & Claudia Pope Gretchen Potts Leila Pratt Andrew & Nancy Pryor Tom Quillen Ralph & Barbara Reece Ross Roberson Kenny Rose Steve Schild Jeff & Holly Scott Owen & Kathy Seaton John & Amy Shulman Jerry Smith Lee Smith Robert Snider Wesley & Elizabeth Sorrow Jack & Jody Stanford Fred Steelman Ed Sussdorf
Mark & Janice Davison Emmanuel DeWalt Tim Dockery Ben Dodds Jeff Donati Bettye Emerson Wayne Etherton Leon Ford Matthew Green John Herr Andrew & Jennifer Horton Joseph Horton Meagan Jasitt Josh & Anne Jay Angie Johnson Kappa Delta Donald Kaylor Theo King Wayne & Keela Koontz Henry Lodge McKenzie McDoanld James Odell Dan Patterson Phi Delta Theta Brandon & Rebecca Potts Phillip Rose Valerie Rutledge Donald Seagle Eric & Wanda Smith John Sprankell Tyler Spry Alan Standefer Lisa Swartz Sweetwater Valley Oil Company Foy Watson Suzanne Weber
Curtis Tomlin Hubert Turner Wayne Upchurch David & Jan Varnell Roy & Martha Varner Rob Varner Ron Wade Jane Walker Forrest & Marjorie Wallisch Jim & Marcene Weddington Chaplain White Kim White Buffalo Wild Wings Jerry & Jola Williams Thomas Williams Bob & Lisa Wilson Barbara Wofford Stanley & Alfreida Worlen Paul & Jackie Wright Terry & Cindy Ziegler
Anne Wehunt Bruce Young Mary Young Paul Wright
Choo-Choo Thomas & Lee Ann Adams Ray Adkins Alpha Delta Pi Amigo’s Restaurant Charlie Ankar Deborah Arfken Thomas Baugh Jack & Linda Boran Rodney Bowman Walker & June Breland Greg Breter Bill Chapin Chi Omega William Conroy Ryan Crimmins Bryce Curry
Scrappy David & Karen Adams D. Brent Adams William Allen Franklin & Mary Anderson Truman & Janet Anderson Demetric & Marquita Armstead Baker & Summers Monona Baker Wink Baker Russell Bean Dennis Bearden Michael & Candace Bell Mr Michael A Bell Willie Bell Alan & Marie Bergheimer Fred Berson John Blake Nikki Blassingame Robert Bobo James & Jane Bouldin Gene & Pat Branam Carol Brand William Branton Scott & Karen Brincks Edgar Bryant Richard Burke Scotty Burnetter Jim Burton Robert Bush Rick Cabrera Jerry Carpenter
Ron Casey Stephen Chardos Dan Cobb Janice A. Cobb David Conrady Tony & Becky Coode Thomas & Juanita Cook David Cope Ron Craig Robert Crawford Francis & Alice Crowe James & Gayle Cunningham Barry Dale Charles Dammann Brett Davenport Bob Davis Donna Davis Eric Davis Pete Davis Sonya Davis Derek Dean Ryan Degon D. Roger DeVersa Joseph & Vanessa Downs Richard Doyle Robert Drake Ron Durby Kenneth Cooper Dyer, III Jim Eakin Lloyd Eldridge Lucien Ellington Max Ellzey Wayne & Karen Elrod Becky English Heath & Brandi Eslinger Paul Ferguson Stephen Fry Adam & Hope Fuller Paul Gass David & Emily Geyer John & Pam Gilpin Shelton Goldblatt Bob Goodrich Jim & Brenda Griffin Brian & Susan Groppe David & Scarlett Grosh John & Jane Guthrie Joe Hailey Bishop & Betty Hamilton John Hamilton Tom Hancock Don Hannifin Jerry Harris Connie Hay Ellen Heavilon Paul & Betty Helms Fred Herren Nancy Hoover Eugene Hubbuch Pam Hudson George & Yvonne Hughes Wade Hutton Leonard Illidge Franklin Johnson Marc Johnson Linda Johnston Brent & Erica Jolly Stephen & Marion Keiss Donald Klinefelter Timothy Knigge Frank & Linda Knight Elizabeth Knox Michael & Helen Kwasnik Maj. Dennis E. Kyle J.D. & Claire Kyzer Kevin & Catherine Leckenby Ab Lee Todd & Kim Lefew Erika Lerum Robert & Cathy Lewis Kenny & Marilyn Loggins Alejandro Lopez Robert & Aundrey Lusk Bob & Cleta Main Christa Mannarino Rocco & Stefanie Mansuetto Venessa Marsh Carolyn Marvil
Ronnie & Judy McClurg Merwin McCoy Andrew McCullers James McGee William McIntyre Del & Jo Mercer McCarty Michael Gary Miller Gary & Brenda Mills David Moore Anthony Moore Tim & Ginger Moss Billy & Hazel Murphy Mike Murray William Neff Rich & Judy Nurik Kevin Odom Shawn Owens Robert Oxford Megan Parker Max & Cathie Parris Henry Pate John Pauley Samuel & Carolyn Payne Ryan Peck Donnie & Debra Pell Joe & Karen Petosa Charlie & Richardia Pierce Carol Pond Martha Rains Stephon Ramsey Mark Rehm Moe Rivers Elsie Roberts Edward Wayne Robertson Ebony Robertson Cheryl Robinson Edward Robinson Mike Rowan Ray & Judy Rucker Bill & Linda Russell Horace & Linda Saffore Larry Schlabach Philip Sebes John Sellers David Sergeant Dick & Nancy Shulz James & Mary Smith Scott & Robin Smith Lance Smith Dickie & Jeni Sompayrac Ed Stanford Stephen Stapelton Mrs. Judith Finley Stone Sam Stroud Nancy Stull Buddy & Pat Sundstrom Jay Susman William & Katherine Sutton Bill Swartz Ed & Wendy Taliaferro Tara Company Inc Ernest Taylor Charles & Iris Terrell Richard Thatcher Cheri Thomas David Thompson Sara Thompson Melodie Thompson Milton & Janet Tindell Wendy Tipton Don & Evonne Vandergriff Richard & Joan Vanscoy Jimmy & Barbara Verhine Raymond Walker Wilbert Washington John & Sue Webb Ron Wells Michael & Pam West Marcus West Roy L Williams Michael Williams Robert Wilson Ron Woody Teresa A Zimmer *Based on 2010-11 Pledge
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For the past 12 years, the Porky’s Open Golf Tournament has served as the largest single-day fund-raiser for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Department. The event has raised over $1 million for athletic scholarships during its run. It has also served as a way for fans and supporters to interact with coaches and student-athletes away from formal competition. “The Porky’s Open is without a doubt our biggest fund-raiser of the year,” stated Director of Athletics Rick Hart. “Thanks to the leadership of the UTC Mocs Club and Frank Kinser, this event provides a tremendous amount of support to our program. It is also a great opportunity for our coaches, administrators and student-athletes to mix with our boosters and supporters in a relaxed environment.” Tournament organizer and namesake, Frank “Porky” Kinser, has guided the event for each of its 12 seasons.
This year’s event took place on May 10 and featured a full slate of 33 teams at Council Fire Golf Club.
Winners of the Chancellor’s Flight Brian Kelly, Brendon Wilson, Steven Gold Flight winners Phil Walker, Steve Hudson, Terry Wilson and Mike Smith and John Powell. Langley pose with women’s golfer Christine Wolf.
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MOCS ANGLERS BASS CLASSIC
After a 20-year hiatus, the Mocs Anglers Bass Classic made its return to Chattanooga’s Chester Frost Park in 2010. The event picked up steam in its second year and has become another marquis fund raiser for the UTC Mocs Club. The tournament committee consisted of Frank Kinser (East Brainerd Lumber), Brent Brady (Dixie Labels), Jim Rhodes (Sportsman’s Warehouse) and Tony Sanders (Tony Sanders Outdoors) and once again put on an outstanding event. “This was another excellent example of community outreach by a strong group of organizers and the UTC Mocs Club,” stated Director of Athletics Rick Hart. “I look forward to watching this unique event continue to grow in the years to come.” Sixty-eight anglers, making up 34 teams, took part in the tournament. Tony Sanders and Jeff Reed took the top prize with a five-fish limit weighing 22.14 pounds. They also had the biggest fish weighing in at 8.25 pounds.
Champs Tony Sanders (l) and Jeff Reed (r) with UTC men’s golf coach Mark Guhne and football coach Russ Huesman.
A total of 34 boats took part in this year’s tournament at Chester Frost Tournament committee member Brent Brady emceed the weigh-in at Park on Lake Chckamauga. Chester Frost Park.
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FIVE-STRAIGHT SOCON TITLES • Head Coach Frank Reed • 44-14 Overall • 20-3 SoCon • 1st • 2011 SoCon Regular Season Champions • 2011 SoCon Tournament Champions • 2011 NCAA Tournament Participant • Overall record of 44-14 (.759) was the best win percentage in the 18-year history of the program...20 SoCon wins was also a record...13th regular season SoCon Championship, 11th SoCon Tournament Title and eighth NCAA Regional appearance. • Head Coach Frank Reed was the SoCon Coach of the Year for the fourth-consecutive year, while Michelle Fuzzard was named SoCon Player of the Year and Sara Poteat was selected as the SoCon Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Senior Tiffany Baker shattered the SoCon and Chattanooga home run record with 50.
• Reached the regional finals for first time in school history after earning a No. 2 seed, the highest in program history. The two victories were the first since 2002. • Second in the nation in batting average (.341), eighth in scoring at 6.74 runs per game and 12th in slugging at .518...broke seven team offensive records: home runs (58), RBI (368), runs scored (391), total bases (805), hit by pitch (48), slugging pct. (.521) and on-base pct. (.423)...Kandice Irwin paced the NCAA in saves with eight for the second-consecutive year and finished her career tied for fourth on the NCAA career list with 21...Fuzzard set a SoCon and Chattanooga single-season record with 75 RBI, while Tiffany Baker finished second on both lists with 67... Baker ended her career on top of the SoCon and Chattanooga all-time home run list with 50.
SoCon Player of the Year junior Michelle Fuzzard paced the SoCon in RBI with 67 and victories in the circle with 18.
• Baker and Irwin were Capital One Academic All-District Team honorees...five Lady Mocs were honored to NFCA All-South Region teams including a first team selection for Baker and rounding out the second team was Fuzzard, Poteat, Vivain Morimoto and Lyndsey Stiles.
SoCon Coach of the Year Frank Reed is talking with senior Lauren Senior Kandice Irwin finished tied for fourth on the all-time NCAA Flores before her at bat. He is approaching 400 victories at UTC. charts with 21 saves.
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‘RESTORE THE GLORY’ CONTINUES • Head Coach Russ Huesman • 6-5 Overall • 5-3 SoCon • 3rd • The Mocs posted a 6-5 overall record and finished third in the SoCon at 5-3...UTC recorded back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1990 and 1991...the five SoCon wins were the most since 1985. • UTC set a number of attendance records, including highest average per game at 12,699...the Mocs also sold a school record 2,676 season tickets in 2010. • Junior receiver Joel Bradford was named 3rd Team AP AllAmerican...he broke the school record with 1,284 receiving yards...twice set a new UTC single-game mark with 254 yards against Eastern Kentucky and 274 yards at Furman...both were the top-2 game totals in the NCAA FCS in 2010.
Junior B.J. Coleman was sixth in the nation with 26 touchdown passes in 2010. His 43 career strikes are No. 2 all-time at UTC.
• School-record nine All-SoCon members...first teamers Joel Bradford (WR), Chris Harr (OL), Garrett Hughes (TE) and Buster Skrine (DB)...second teamers B.J. Coleman (QB), Ryan Consiglio (LB), Chris Donald, T. J. Hurless (OL) and Kadeem Wise (DB). • Spent two weeks ranked in the FCS top-25 for the first time since 1997...No. 20 ranking on Oct. 25 was their highest national ranking since reaching the No. 17 slot in the Sporting News Preseason Top-25 in 1992. • Senior CB Buster Skrine became the first Moc taken in the NFL Draft since 2001 when the Cleveland Browns grabbed him in the fifth round...senior OL Chris Harr signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Junior Joel Bradford earned All-American honors and was No. 2 in the nation with 1,284 receiving yards last year.
Senior Buster Skrine repeated on the All-Southern Conference First Freshman Kadeem Wise set a UTC rookie record with six intercepTeam. He was also a fifth round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns. tions, earning the SoCon Freshman of the Year honor.
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WRESTLING SEVEN-STRAIGHT SOCON TITLES
• Head Coach Heath Eslinger • 11-9 Overall • 5-0 SoCon • 1st • 2011 SoCon Regular Season Champions • 2011 SoCon Tournament Champions • T65th NCAAs • The Mocs won their seventh-straight SoCon Championship with an 11-9 overall record and 5-0 in league matches...finished tied for 65th at the NCAA Championships...UTC has won 35-straight SoCon bouts and has not lost a league match since Feb. 14, 2004.
Senior Cody Cleveland won the SoCon 141 title for the third year in a row. He also made his third trip to the NCAA Tournament.
• Senior Cody Cleveland won his third SoCon title at 141 and finished his career with a 75-26 mark...had a 21-match winning streak snapped when he lost at the NCAAs...only lost one SoCon match in his impressive UTC career, his first league bout during his freshman season... went 22-0 against SoCon opponents after that defeat. • Three members of the UTC wrestling team were named to the 2011 All-Southern Conference squad...Cleveland, junior Brandon Wright and sophomore Josh Condon all made repeat appearances on the team. • Levi Clemmons and Shawn Greevy made the SoCon All-Freshman team. Clemmons spent time in the lineup at 174 as a true freshman before Wright took over. Greevy, another true freshman, filled in for Cleveland at 141 and posted a 7-5 record.
Junior Brandon Wright won the 2011 SoCon Individual Title at 174 pounds and competed at the NCAA Championships.
• Five of the six Mocs competing at the NCAA Championships were on the Athletics Director’s Honor roll for posting a 3.0+ g.p.a. during the 2010 fall semester, including Cody Cleveland, Josh Condon, Demetrius Johnson, Jason McCroskey and Brandon Wright. Three of the six - Johnson, McCroskey, Wright - were on the Dean’s List in the fall and have earned Academic All-NWCA honors in their careers... the Mocs ranked No. 7 in the nation with a 3.14 team g.p.a.
Sophomore Josh Condon was the SoCon champ at 157 pounds. He Head Coach Heath Eslinger was the 2011 SoCon Coach of the Year in advanced to the NCAA Tournament with a 23-8 overall record. just his second season at UTC.
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WOMEN’S GOLF BACK-TO-BACK SOCON TITLES
• Head Coach Colette Murray • 1st SoCon • T12th NCAA Regional • 2011 SoCon Tournament Champions • The Mocs repeated as Southern Conference Champions in just the fourth year of the program...UTC dominated the field out-distancing runner-up College of Charleston by 30 strokes... it was one of a school record-tying four wins in 2010-11. • Chattanooga ended the year ranked No. 31 in the Golfweek/ Sagarin Perfomance Index with a season-best of No. 28 while also receiving votes in the NGCA/Golf World Coaches Poll. • Seniors Emma de Groot and Christine Wolf and junior Maria Juliana Loza earned All-SoCon honors with de Groot winning SoCon Golfer of the Year...Colette Murray was named SoCon Coach of the Year for a second straight campaign as Jordan Britt, Yushira Budhram and Marion Duvernay were named to the All-Freshman team...Loza, Britt, Budhram and Duvernay were all named NGCA All-American Scholars.
The Mocs captured their second straight SoCon Championship. The team made its fourth straight NCAA Appearance (third as a team).
• The Mocs made their fourth NCAA postseason appearance in as many seasons at the NCAA Central Regional in Notre Dame, Ind...Chattanooga finished tied for 12th, while Loza lost in a playoff for individual berth in NCAA Championship. • de Groot claimed the Mocs first SoCon Medalist honor besting Britt by three shots for her sixth career win...Wolf earned her first win in record fashion at the JMU/Eagle Landing Invite setting new school and tournament records for scoring in a round (66), 36 holes (141) and tournament with a seven-under par 209...as a team there, the Mocs set records with 10-under par 278 in the final round for a five under total of 859.
Senior Emma de Groot became the first Mocs women’s golfer to win SoCon medalist and Golfer of the Year honors.
Senior Christine Wolf shattered school and tournament records in win- Junior Maria Juliana Loza birdied her final three holes to force a playoff ning the JMU/Eagle Landing Invite. She shot -7 for 54 holes. at Central Regional just missing on advancing to NCAA Championship.
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MEN’S GOLF 5TH STRAIGHT NCAA APPEARANCE
• Head Coach Mark Guhne • 3rd SoCon • 9th NCAA Regional • UTC competed in its fifth straight NCAA postseason event at the NCAA Colorado Regional...the Mocs finished ninth after final round charge fell short on back nine. • The lineup featured a junior, sophomore and three freshmen... that young group ranked as high as No. 33 in the nation during the season receiving votes in the Golf World/Nike Coaches Poll...finished No. 33 on Golfstat.
Junior Stephan Jaeger captured his first collegiate medalist honor at LSU National Invitational.
• Junior Stephan Jaeger repeated as Southern Conference Golfer of the Year...he was joined on the All-SoCon squad by sophomore Steven Fox and Freshman Benni Weilguni... Weilguni and Davis Bunn made the All-Freshman team... Jaeger also claimed his third-straight berth on the PING AllEast Region team. • Jaeger ended the season ranked nationally at No. 53 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and No. 60 on Golfstat. • Jaeger earned medalist honors at the LSU National Invitational (his first collegiate win), while freshman Chris Robb won at the Springhill Suites Collegiate in just his second career start.
Freshman Chris Robb won in just his second career start at the SpringHill Suites Collegiate.
• Chattanooga shot the second lowest scoring average in school history in 2010-11. The 289.85 strokes per round is behind the 2007-08 squad (286.84). Jaeger became just the second UTC player to shoot under par for the season. His one-under par total, 71.67 scoring average, is behind Jonathan Hodge’s (2006-09) 71.41 in his 2007-08 All-American campaign.
Sophomore Steven Fox was joined on the All-SoCon squad by team- Freshman Benni Weilguni made both the All-SoCon and league Allmates Stephan Jaeger and Benni Weilguni. Freshman team. He was joined by Davis Bunn on All-Freshman squad.
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MEN’S BASKETBALL SOCON NORTH DIVISION CHAMPS
• Head Coach John Shulman • 16-16 Overall • 12-6 SoCon • T1st/North • 2011 SoCon North Division co-Champions • The Mocs captured their 28th championship in 34 seasons in the Southern Conference tying for the North Division crown... that is by far the most by any school in the league over that time span with Davidson second with 17...it was their eighth divisional title. • Chattanooga has won four North Division championships in John Shulman’s seven seasons as head coach, including three of the last four. UTC’s three in the last four years is the most in the league ahead of Appalachian State (2), Western Carolina (2), Davidson (2), Wofford (2) and College of Charleston (1). The four in seven years is also the most in the SoCon during his tenure (tied by Davidson), while two tournament crowns is second only to Davidson’s (2006-08) three.
Junior Ricky Taylor ended 2010-11 just 164 points shy of becoming the 18th Moc student-athlete to eclipse 1,000 in a career.
• The Mocs were 13-0 when leading with five minutes to play in 2010-11 and is an astonishing 109-5 (.956) during Shulman’s seven years on the bench. • Point guard Keegan Bell was named to the Bob Cousy Award watch list given to the nation’s top point guard. His 182 assists in 2010-11 is the third most in school history for a season and he is just 73 assists behind Tim Brooks (1992-93) and Wes Moore (1996-99) for the career record at 414. Bell and Omar Wattad were named to All-SoCon teams. • Ricky Taylor scored a McKenzie Arena record for a SoCon game with 41 points in the double overtime win over UNC Greensboro. He is 164 points shy of becoming the 18th Moc student-athlete to score 1,000 points in the DI era.
Junior Keegan Bell was named to the Bob Cousy Award watch list for the nation’s top point guard.
Junior Chris Early enjoyed his first full season as a starter for the Mocs. Junior Omar Wattad led the Mocs in scoring earning All-SoCon honors He is the top returning rebounder for 2011-12. along with Keegan Bell.
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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL MOORE GETS 500TH CAREER WIN
• Head Coach Wes Moore • 17-14 Overall • 13-7 SoCon • 3rd • Wes Moore became the ninth fastest in NCAA history, 43rd overall to record 500 career wins...also posted his 300th win at UTC. • Despite returning just four players from the previous season, the Lady Mocs finished third in the league...UTC advanced to the semifinals of the SoCon Tournament, falling by one point in overtime to eventual champion Samford.
Sophomore Kayla Christopher was an All-SoCon pick by the league’s coaches and a member of the Academic All-SoCon team.
• Junior Whitney Hood and sophomore Kayla Christopher were named to the All-SoCon Coaches team...Hood was also named to the All-SoCon Media First Team...sophomore Kylie Lambert was named to the SoCon All-Tournament Second Team. • Whitney Hood became the fifth straight Lady Moc to lead the SoCon in scoring (18.8 ppg)...584 points is the sixth most scored in UTC history in a season...she was also second in the SoCon in field goal percentage (.525) • Kayla Christopher moved up to No. 8 all-time in made 3-pointers at UTC...she was also a member of the SoCon Winter All-Academic Team. • The Lady Mocs led the Southern Conference in home attendance, averaging 1,954 fans per game at McKenzie Arena. Georgia Southern was a distant second with a 705 home game average.
Head Coach Wes Moore won his 500th career game and his 300th at UTC during the 2010-11 season.
• Junior Bailey Dewart won the 2011 SoCon Ann Lashley Inspiration Award.
Junior Whitney Hood led the SoCon in scoring, averaging 18.8 ppg dur- After coming back from a number of knee surgeries, Bailey Dewart ing the 2010-11 campaign. won the Ann Lashley Inspiration Award from the SoCon.
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CROSS COUNTRY KIRWA WINS AGAIN
• Head Coach Bill Gautier • Men • 3rd SoCon • 6th NCAA Regional • Women • 4th SoCon • 12th NCAA Regional • Senior Emmanuel Kirwa became just the second UTC runner to win three straight SoCon titles and Runner of the Year honors (Nic Crider, 1996-98)...he was the 12th Chattanooga runner in the last 15 years to win the SoCon title...placed 47th at the NCAA Championships...named all-region with an eighth-place finish at NCAA South Region. • Lucas Cotter was named SoCon Freshman of the Year after finishing 14th at the SoCon meet...he was also a member of the All-SoCon Second Team. • Junior Chris Berry and senior Anneli Uys were named First Team All-SoCon.
Emmanuel Kirwa was a three-time SoCon Cross Country Champion and a three-time SoCon Runner of the Year.
• UTC placed 10 cross country runners on the SoCon Fall AllAcademic Team, including Chris Berry, Lucas Cotter, David Moore, Tara Gietema, Kathryn Stuart, Mary Cumbee, Heather Stuive, Shelley Taylor, Anneli Uys and Meredith White. • Both the men’s and women’s teams were named All-Academic by the USTFCCCA...the men were 15th in the nation with a 3.46 g.p.a. while the women were 22nd with a 3.59... Lady Mocs set a school record with a 3.82 g.p.a. in the spring semester.
Head Coach Bill Gautier talks strategy with the Lady Mocs prior to a race at Moccasin Bend.
Lucas Cotter finished 14th at the SoCon Championships and was Senior Anneli Uys earned a spot on the All-SoCon First Team at the named the 2010 SoCon Freshman of the Year. 2010 league race.
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TRACK & FIELD MOCS CAPTURE INDIVIDUAL TITLES
• Head Coach Bill Gautier • Men • 4th SoCon Indoor • 4th SoCon Outdoor • Women • 4th SoCon Indoor • 4th SoCon Outdoor • Distance Medley Relay Team consisting of Kyle McLarty, Jake Simms, Joshue Vasquez and Lucas Cotter won the Indoor Track SoCon title and was ranked ninth in the NCAA South Region. • Junior Chris Berry won the 10000M race at the SoCon Outdoor Championships for his fourth career individual title...he was all-conference in the outdoor 5000M and indoor 3000M.
Junior Chris Berry won the 10000M race at the SoCon Outdoor Championships. It was his fourth career title.
• Senior Emmanuel Kirwa earned all-conference in both the indoor and outdoor 5000M and the outdoor 10000M...he finished second in the 5000M and third in the 10000M a the SoCon Outdoor Championships. • Senior David Moore became the 12th UTC student-athlete, the first since 2006, to be named CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American, earning a spot on the third team...he and Berry were both named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District First Team...Moore was also named the SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week for Jan. 26. • UTC placed 11 indoor track and field student-athletes on the SoCon Winter Academic All-Conference Team...had 12 outdoor track and field student-athletes on the SoCon Spring Academic All-Conference Team.
Senior David Moore was UTC’s 12th CoSIDA Capital One Academic AllAmerican in 2011.
• The men’s track & field team had a 3.43 team g.p.a. for the year, the fifth highest in the nation...both the men’s and women’s teams were named All-Academic by the USTFCCCA.
Senior Emmanuel Kirwa grabbed four All-SoCon honors between the Lucas Cotter guided the Mocs to the 2011 SoCon Indoor Distance MedIndoor and Outdoor Championships. ley Relay (DMR) title.
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WOMEN’S TENNIS MOST WINS IN FIVE YEARS
• Head Coach Jeff Clark • 11-11 Overall • 6-4 SoCon • 5th • Finished even at 11-11 and fifth in the SoCon at 6-4...most wins since 2006 and most league wins since 2004...after going 3-7 in 2010, showed the most improvement in one season in nearly 20 years. • Sophomore Jenna Nurik led the team with an 18-14 singles record and was 13-9 at No. 1 in dual matches...repeated on the All-SoCon squad, earning second team honors...also was the sixth Lady Moc to win the SoCon Sportsmanship Award. • Alexa Flynn tied for team-high in singles wins with an 18-12 record...held down the No. 2 spot for most of the year and was named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team...UTC and Furman are the only SoCon schools with representatives on the AllFreshman team in each of the last three years.
Seniors Grace Robinette and Annie Green provided valuable leadership throughout the season and made a formidable doubles team.
• Junior Shaina Singh clinched four matches during the spring, including closing out a 5-2 win against Jacksonville State with a 6-4 win in the third set, a 5-2 win at Elon with a 6-4 win in the third set and the Davidson and Appalachian State matches with two-set wins at No. 4. • Chattanooga hosted the 2011 SoCon Tennis Championships at the Champions Club. It was the first time UTC hosted the event since 2000. • The Lady Mocs earned the ITA Team Academic Award for having a 3.20 cumulative g.p.a. for the year. In addition, five student-athletes made the ITA Scholar Athlete squad, including senior Grace Robinette, junior Shaina Singh, sophomore Jenna Nurik and freshmen Alexa Flynn and Diana Zora.
Sophomore Jenna Nurik was a second team All-SoCon selection and earned the SoCon Sportsmanship Award.
Head Coach Jeff Clark guided the Lady Mocs to an 11-11 record, their Alexa Flynn tied for the team lead with 18 singles and was named to the biggest single-season improvement since 1994. SoCon All-Freshman team.
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MEN’S TENNIS WIN TOTAL CONTINUES TO IMPROVE
• Head Coach Carlos Garcia • 8-16 Overall • 2-8 SoCon • 9th • The Mocs increased their win total for the second year in a row, finishing with an 8-16 mark. • Sophomore Roberto Vieira repeated on the First Team All-Southern Conference...he finished the year with a 12-12 overall singles mark and was 8-8 at No. 1 in dual action...it was the third year in a row the Mocs had a representative on the first team. • Sophomore Jackson Tresnan led the team with 14 singles wins...he was 8-1 in the No. 4 slot during the spring season. Sophomore Roberto Vieira repeated as a first team All-SoCon selection, playing No. 1 singles for most of the season.
• Strung together a five-match winning streak early in the season...it was the longest such streak since 2008. • Head Coach Carlos Garcia won his 100th match as the men’s head coach with a 7-0 win over Belmont on Feb. 25, 2011. He just wrapped up his 10th season as head coach of the Mocs. • Sophomores William Disterdick and Jackson Tresnan were both recognized on the ITA Scholar Athlete team for having a 3.5 grade-point-average or higher during the 2010-11 season. • The Mocs had four individuals win 10+ matches during the season, including senior Rick van de Bovenkamp and sophomores Chris Smith, Jackson Tresnan and Roberto Vieira.
Sophomore Jackson Tresnan led the team with 14 singles wins and was named ITA Scholar Athlete.
• Sophomore Chris Smith and Roberto Vieira made up UTC’s top doubles team. They went 10-7 on the year and were 6-6 at No. 1.
Senior Rick van de Bovenkamp won a career-high 10 singles matches Head Coach Carlos Garcia won his 100th match during the year. He during the season. has spent 10 years as the head coach of the Mocs.
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HENRY SHINED FOR THE LADY MOCS • Head Coach J.D. Kyzer • 4-13-2 Overall • 2-7-2 SoCon • 11th • Senior Serena Allen was named CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District. • Junior Donna-Kay Henry was named to the All-SoCon first team, finishing with nine goals and two assists. • The Lady Mocs were honored with the NSCAA Team Academic Award for an overall team GPA of 3.19. • UTC set a program record with a 3.41 g.p.a. in the fall semester. • Nine team members made the Academic All-SoCon team, including Danielle Barr, Becca Smith, Anna Cusick, Sydney Dewberry, Kelly Downs, Hayley Sloan, Kelsey Swann and Lauren Wilson.
Senior Serena Allen was a CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic AllDistrict and Academic All-SoCon pick.
• Lady Mocs had a school-record eight student-athletes post a 4.0 g.p.a. in the fall. • Nearly 500 fans, one of the largest home crowds on record, saw the Lady Mocs defeat Tennessee Tech, 2-1 in the season opener. • Home matches returned to Finley Stadium.
Junior Donna-Kay Henry led the team in scoring with 20 points on nine goals and two assists. She was a First Team All-SoCon honoree.
The Lady Mocs are introduced before a home game at Finley Stadium. The Lady Mocs hosted a Pink Game to promote breast cancer awareUTC returned to Finley for the 2010 season. ness during the 2010 season.
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VOLLEYBALL A NEW DIRECTION
• Head Coach Lisa Rhodes • 11-20 Overall • 7-9 SoCon • 5th/North • Paula Passmore was honored as the SoCon Libero of the Year after leading the league with 5.45 digs per set. • Courtney Barnes completed her career with over 800 kills and a school-record .312 hitting pct...she was also an ESPN Academic All-District First Team honoree, which was her third selection to an academic all-district team...she also earned the Bob McCloskey Insurance Graduate Scholarship.
Junior Paula Passmore was honored as the SoCon Player of the Year after leading the league in digs for the second-consecutive season.
• Ellie Kuhn finished the past two seasons with the two best block assists marks in the Lady Mocs charts totaling 223 in her career. • Bailee Chastain registered 1,940 assists in her career ending seventh all-time. • A program-record eight student-athletes made the 2010 Fall Academic All-SoCon team, including Courtney Barnes, Kirsten Beasley, Bailee Chastain, Meagan Ernd, Ellie Kuhn, Heather Parman, Jessica Scott and Christina Teter. • Two-time SoCon Coach of the Year Lisa Rhodes retired following the season to conclude her 17 years with the program • Travis Filar was named the sixth head coach in program history on Feb. 17, 2011...he has been focused on bringing a new excitement for volleyball within the Chattanooga community.
Senior Courtney Barnes was a CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic AllDistrict First Team selection and totaled 2.36 kills per set, while hitting .340.
Junior Ellie Kuhn led Chattanooga with 114 total blocks for the second- Travis Filar was selected as the sixth head coach in the history of the consecutive season. volleyball program.
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TOP-10 REASONS TO BE EXCITED FOR 2011-12 1. Joel & B.J.’s Last Year. Preseason All-American receiver Joel Bradford and 2011 Walter Payton Award Candidate B.J. Coleman are entering their senior seasons on the football field. The Chattanooga natives have led the Mocs to back-to-back winning records for the first time in nearly 20 years. They have the Mocs threatening to make the playoffs for the first time since 1984. 2. Men’s Golf Stacked for a Strong Run. The Mocs men’s golf team has all of its regulars back for the upcoming season, including two-time SoCon Player of the Year Stephan Jaeger. Chattanooga should be the favorite for its fourth league crown in five years and will be looking to return to the NCAA Finals for the first time since 2009. 3. Southern Scuffle Comes to Chattanooga. Guided by the efforts of head coach Heath Eslinger, the Southern Scuffle will relocate to McKenzie Arena on Jan. 1-2, 2012. One of the largest in-season wrestling tournaments in the nation, the Southern Scuffle will be a premier event for UTC and Mocs Wrestling.
6. Lady Mocs Have Everybody Back Wes Moore’s women’s basketball team had its streak of 11-straight SoCon titles broken last season. However, the five-time SoCon Coach of the Year has all of his key players back. Included in this group is senior Whitney Hood, the leading scorer in the SoCon last season. 7. Four Starters Return for Men’s Hoops. Coming off another SoCon North Division Crown, the fourth under head coach John Shulman, the Mocs return four starters and a number of lettermen. Mix this in with a solid recruiting class and hoops fans in the Scenic City can’t wait for college basketball season to get here. 8. SoCon Wrestling Tournament. Not only are the Mocs hosting the Southern Scuffle, UTC is also the host site for the 2012 SoCon Wrestling Tournament. The event is scheduled for March 8, 2012 in the McKenzie Arena.
9. Enhanced Sports Services. The Mocs have expanded the resources in many areas, includ4. Fuzzard Returns to lead Lady Mocs Softball. ing Academic Support, Compliance, Development, Ticketing Michelle Fuzzard, the 2011 SoCon Softball Player of the Year and Creative Services. These additions will be beneficial to will be back to lead the Lady Mocs. Chattanooga will be going our student-athletes as well as help us deliver a quality product for its sixth consecutive title under the direction of five-time to our fans and constituents. SoCon Coach of the Year Frank Reed. 10. Campus-wide Facilities Master Plan. 5. Filar Takes Over Volleyball. UTC is in the beginning stages of a Facilities Master Plan for Travis Filar has taken the reigns of the Lady Mocs Volleyball the entire campus. This plan will lay out the long-term direction program and looks to make an impact in his first season. He for all buildings and land use at UTC. While there are many will have the help of Paula Passmore, the 2010 SoCon Libero questions still to be answered, the prospects for added and of the Year. improved facilities for athletics are on the horizon.
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THE FUTURE WHERE TO NEXT?
STRATEGIC PRIORITIES There are three main areas that Chattanooga Athletics is focusing on for future development. These are all in alignment with University Strategic Priority IV. L., “to provide an intercollegiate athletics program that exhibits the highest level of student academic success, integrity and competitiveness.” • Financial Sustainability • Student Fees • NCAA/SoCon • Private Support • Self-Generated Revenues • Infrastructure • Facilities • Operating • Grant-In-Aids (NCAA maximum for each sport) • Organizational Structure • Technology • Best Practices, Forward-Thinking Mindset • Compliance • Academic Support Services • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion • Student-Athlete Welfare • Business and Finance • Sports Medicine • Campus and Community Engagement
BHAGs are those Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals that some may think are out of reach. However, what is listed below is attainable. In fact, we have already achieved the highlighted goals. Academic • “Fully-Equipped” Student-Athlete Support Center • NCAA Maximum-Allowable Grant-in-Aids • 75% Graduation Success Rate • Entire Student-Athlete Average GPA over a 3.0 • 50% of Student-Athletes on the AD Honor Roll (3.0 GPA) • Leader in Academic All-Conference and All-America Honorees Athletic • Practice/Competition Facility for All Sports (Championship-Caliber) • Operating Support in Upper 1/3 of Conference – Championship Expectations • Post-season Participation and Championship Trophies in 10 Sports • Regional and National Accolades/Exposure • Top-100 Directors’ Cup Finish Social • Fully-Integrated CHAMPS Life Skills Program • Personal & Professional (Leadership) Development for All S-As, Coaches/Staff • Formal Career Development/Placement Program • Campus Leader in Community Participation and Engagement • Visible Display of Community Pride for UTC Athletics Personnel • Full Complement of Coaches/Staff • Access to Championship-Caliber Facilities and Technology • Nationally Competitive Wages & Benefits (Recognition of “Star Performers”) • Opportunities for Professional Development & Learning • Broad and Diverse Community of Colleagues, Friends and Mentors • Timely Advancement of Key Personnel
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PURCHASE SEASON TICKETS. Having a strong season ticket base is important for a number of reasons. Not only does it create a solid home-field advantage, but it also helps in recruiting. Increased numbers of season tickets can provide financial growth through while opening more opportunities for advertising and sponsorship dollars from corporate partners.
JOIN THE UTC MOCS CLUB. Membership in the UTC Mocs Club helps to offset the rising costs of scholarships for all Chattanooga student-athletes. This group is not exclusive, any fan can start receiving great benefits for as little as $75. By joining, you are investing in the betterment of our student-athletes. Contact Ryan Peck (ryan-peck@ utc.edu) for more information or visit GoMocs.com.
BE A FAN! We need you to be an advocate. Come out to our pep rallys, sport your Mocs gear, listen to Chat with the Mocs on ESPN Radio and watch our coaches shows on WDSI-TV FOX 61. We need you to help increase our presence in the community, so put those “C” stickers on your cars, fly your flags on the front porch and be proud to be a Mocs fan! Every time I go out in the community I meet people wanting to get involved with Chattanooga Athletics. One of the first questions they ask me is, “How can I help?” These are three easy ways you can become a part of the Mocs family. We appreciate your continued effort in doing any or all of the three recommendations listed. If you would like to get more involved than what is suggested above drop me a quick note. Thanks, Rick Hart - Director of Athletics
2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Now that you have seen and read about all of the great things the Mocs did in 2010-11, it is time to get ready for 2011-12. The Sept. 10 football season opener against Jacksonville State is just days away and we want to make sure you are ready for the game. To kick off another season of “Restore the Glory,” the Mocs will be pushing a “GO BLUE. BE GOLD.” theme against the Gamecocks. Fans planning to sit on the skybox (south) side of the stadium, which includes all reserved seats, are encouraged to wear GOLD for the game. Those who sit on the student side (north) will make up the BLUE section. To encourage participation, the Mocs have purchased scores of BLUE and GOLD shirts that will be distributed throughout the weeks leading up to kickoff. Look for BLUE shirts to be given away at campus and student events while the GOLD shirts will be distributed in the community. Over 3,000 shirts will also be available at the game, with the BLUE distributed on the north side and the GOLD on the south section of Finley Stadium. Season tickets start at $32 for youth, alumni and UTC Faculty & Staff and can be purchased online on GoMocs.com, at the UTC Ticket Office at The McKenzie Arena or call (423) 266-MOCS (6627).
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2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW
2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW
Published on Aug 15, 2011
This is the most comprehensive annual recap of all aspects of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Program.