2011-12 YEAR IN REVIEW
2011-12 YEAR IN REVIEW
2011-12 YEAR IN REVIEW
ON THE INSIDE Introductory Letters..........................2-3 Tribute to Dr. Thompson......................4 Mission, Vision, Values & Objectives........5 Mission Review: Academically........6-8 Mission Review: Athletically..........9-11 Mission Review: Socially.............12-13 Budget..........................................14-15 Facility Improvements.......................16 Leaders & Award Winners.................17 UTC Mocs Club............................18-19 Porky’s Open.....................................20 The Scrappy’s....................................21 Mocs in the Media.............................22 Mocs Online......................................23 Mocs Sports Properties.....................24 Attendance........................................25 Men’s Basketball Review...................26 Women’s Basketball Review.............27 Cross Country Review.......................28 Football Review.................................29 Men’s Golf Review.............................30 Women’s Golf Review.......................31 Soccer Review..................................32 Softball Review..................................33 Men’s Tennis Review.........................34 Women’s Tennis Review...................35 Track & Field Review.........................36 Volleyball Review..............................37 Wrestling Review...............................38 Thanks Rick.......................................39 What Can I Do?.................................40 CREDITS
The 2011-12 Year in Review is a product of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Department under the supervision of Interim Director of Athletics Laura Herron. 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 and Tyler Brown, Assistants. Cover design by Anne Wehunt. Copy editing by Pam Henry. 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.
2011-12 YEAR IN REVIEW THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT CHATTANOOGA As most of you already know, this will be my final year as Chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. During my six years, we have witnessed record growth in nearly every aspect of our University and that certainly extends to the Athletics Department. Like you, I see our Mocs as a source of pride for the University and the Chattanooga community. As our enrollment continues to grow to well over 11,000, our athletics department continues to grow as a leader in the Southern Conference. Over the past six years, we have won 17 regular season and 22 tournament championships in SoCon action, far more than any other school in the league. I loved following the success of B.J. Coleman as he moved on to represent UTC with the Green Bay Packers. Stephan Jaeger had an amazing season as one of the top golfers in the nation while Michelle Fuzzard capped off her wonderful softball career as the top female student-athlete in the SoCon. Our student-athletes strive for comprehensive excellence; academically, athletically and socially. They are guided and encouraged by some of the best coaches and administrators in the business, but none of their success would be possible without your support. I would like to personally thank you for everything you have done for UTC during my tenure as Chancellor. I may be retiring, but by no means should you think I will stop rooting for the Mocs. You will see me at Finley, Frost, McKenzie and anywhere else our teams are competing. My hope is to join you as we continue to help Mocs Athletics establish comprehensive excellence as the UTC standard. After this year, I just might need you to save me a seat. Sincerely,
Dr. Roger G. Brown Chancellor
2011-12 YEAR IN REVIEW CHATTANOOGA ATHLETICS During Rick Hart’s six-year tenure as the Director of Athletics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, our Mocs achieved success at a high level; academically, athletically and socially. As you will see in the Year in Review, the 2011-12 season was certainly no exception. Under Rick’s guidance our student-athletes have set records in the classroom and in competition, while representing the University and the Chattanooga community in an exemplary fashion. Our athletics program is as strong as it has ever been in my 18 years at UTC. My job as Interim Director of Athletics is to keep us directed towards our Vision, to establish comprehensive excellence as the UTC standard. We will continue to focus on the student-athlete experience while maintaining our core values of Integrity, Respect, Positive Attitude, Premier Service, Accountability and Continuous Improvement. Rick built the Athletics Director’s role at UTC into one that will attract excellent candidates from all across the nation. I know that Chancellor Brown will work quickly and diligently to fill the position with the right person for the job. In the mean time, I have the pleasure of working with an outstanding staff and a talented group of coaches as we guide, encourage and support our student-athletes in their quest for comprehensive excellence. 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,
Laura Herron Interim Director of Athletics
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OUR BIGGEST FAN REMEMBERING A TRUE MOC
The Mocs are truly fortunate to have a passionate fan base that cares about the success of the student as much as it cares about the success of the athlete. Dr. Carolyn Thompson epitomized what it meant to be a Moc, tirelessly guiding, supporting and encouraging our student-athletes in their quest for comprehensive excellence. On March 2, 2012, Dr. Thompson, wife and partner of UTC Chancellor Roger Brown, passed away following an extended and courageous battle with myelofibrosis, a cancer of the bone marrow. A leader on campus and throughout the Chattanooga community, Dr. Thompson was an inspiration to all she came in contact with, especially the student-athletes at UTC. They loved her outgoing personality and could feel the passion she had for Mocs athletics. Even though she is no longer with us, we all know Dr. Thompson still roots as hard as ever for UTC on gameday. So if there is a lucky bounce, or an unexplained play that goes in the Mocsâ€™ favor, we can all be fairly confident in who was behind the good fortune. Dr. Brown and Dr. Thompson on the Mocs train during Homecoming Festivities in the First Tennessee Pavilion.
Dr. Thompson posing for a shot with the Sugar Mocs prior to a womenâ€™s Dr, Thompson, former Director of Athletics Rick Hart and Dr. Brown on basketball game. the field prior to a Mocs football game.
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MOCS MISSION VISION, CORE VALUES & STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
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.
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES Eight areas of focus to solidify the health of UTC Athletics.
Integrity: We can be counted upon to ‘do the right thing.’
Academics: The Value of a Quality Education.
Respect: We treat ourselves and others with dignity and respect.
Athletics: Broad Competitive Excellence.
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.’
Social Development: Real-World Ready. Compliance: Integrity of Actions. Budget: Acquisition and Distribution of Resources. Support Services: Our People. Outreach and Engagement: Valued Community Member. Constituent Relationships: Investing in the Betterment of Student-Athletes.
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Teams With 3.0 G.P.A. Fall Spring Men’s Cross Country 3.67 3.37 Women’s Cross Country 3.62 3.57 Men’s Golf --- 3.17 Women’s Golf 3.53 3.72* Soccer 3.26 3.30 Softball --- 3.23 Women’s Tennis 3.40 3.66* Men’s Track & Field 3.36 3.07 Women’s Track & Field 3.33 3.50 Volleyball 3.32 3.32 *Highest team G.P.A. on record
More Academic Honors in 2011-12 • 59 student-athletes named to the fall, winter and spring Academic All-Southern Conference Teams. • Tied for the Southern Conference lead with 18 student-athletes earning a 4.0 g.p.a. for the 2011-12 academic year. • Tied a program record with 33 student-athletes earning a 4.0 g.p.a. in the spring. • Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams were named USTFCCA All-Academic. The men led the nation with a 3.81 g.p.a. while the women were No. 5 with a 3.54. • Football tied a program mark with a 2.66 g.p.a. in the fall. The Mocs also tied a program record with 23 on the Dean’s List in the 2012 spring semester. • All five members of the 2012 NCAA Regional Champion men’s golf team made the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll during the spring semester. • Soccer earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for having a 3.0+ g.p.a. • The women’s tennis team set a new program mark with a 3.66 g.p.a. in the spring and earned ITA All-Academic Team award. Seven of the eight team members made the Dean’s List in the spring. • Kaylene Chadwell had a 4.0 g.p.a. in the spring and was named the SoCon Women’s Tennis Freshman of the Year. • The men’s basketball team had a program record with its 2.56 g.p.a. in the spring. The Mocs also set a new mark with seven members on the AD Honor Roll and tied a previous high with three on the Dean’s List. • Each member of the three-time defending SoCon champion women’s golf team made the Dean’s List for the third time in the last four semesters. The Mocs also had a program record 3.72 g.p.a. in the spring. • Women’s golf sophomore Jordan Britt posted a 4.0 g.p.a. in the spring, the same semester she won the SoCon individual title. • Wrestling junior Dean Pavlou and senior Brandon Wright both won SoCon individual titles in the spring while posting 4.0 g.p.a.s. • The SoCon champion wrestling team set a program record with 12 on the Dean’s List and four with a 4.0 g.p.a. in the spring. • All four members of the Mocs’ Student Support Services staff earned N4A accreditation.
Academics is always the first point of emphasis when UTC athletics staff and coaches talk about their mission of guiding, encouraging and supporting studentathletes in their quest for comprehensive excellence. The Mocs are known for being leaders in the classroom and this was again evident in 2011-12. Chattanooga tied a school record with a 2.97 grade-point-average in the 2012 spring semester. The Mocs officially began tracking their program g.p.a. in 2007 when they had a 2.51. That number has increased quickly over the last five years and UTC is closing in on its goal of maintaining a 3.0 g.p.a. for the entire department. “This was another banner year for our student-athletes in the classroom,” stated Interim Director of Athletics Laura Herron. “We equaled our best semester g.p.a. on record and are continuing to move to our goal of maintaining a 3.0 g.p.a. across the board.” The men’s cross country team had an outstanding year, leading the nation with a 3.81 team g.p.a. This is the second time in the last four years one of the cross country teams had the country’s top g.p.a. In all, there were six programs at UTC that finished in the top-25 in the nation for team g.p.a., including men’s track & field (3rd - 3.45), women’s cross country (5th - 3.54), women’s golf (10th - 3.62), wrestling (13th - 3.15) and women’s track & field (25th - 3.40. Individually, six Mocs earned a spot on the CoSIDA Capital One Academic AllDistrict Team, including Chris Berry (Cross Country/Track & Field), Maria Juliana Loza (Women’s Golf), Adam Miller (Football), Sara Poteat (Softball), Becca Smith (Soccer) and Christina Teter (Volleyball). Berry went on to become the Mocs’ 13th Academic All-American and the second in the last two years. Chattanooga’s academic success is seen across the board. All 17 programs at UTC received some form of team or individual academic recognition during the year.
The men’s cross country team led the nation with a 3.81 g.p.a. It is the second time in the last four years one of the Mocs cross country teams has had the highest g.p.a. in the country.
2011-12 YEAR IN REVIEW In the Top 25 UTC had six 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 Cross Country 1st 3.81 Men’s Track & Field 3rd 3.45 Women’s Cross Country 5th 3.54 Women’s Golf 10th 3.62 Wrestling 13th 3.15 Women’s Track & Field 25th 3.40 2011 Summer Graduates Tiffany BakerM Softball Health & Human Performance Michelle Fuzzard Softball Criminal Justice Jeremy Saffore MBK Criminal Justice Erroll Wynn Football Psychology
Former Vice Chancellor & Director of Athletics Rick Hart posed for a shot with the Mocs graduates at the 2012 Spring Commencement Ceremonies in McKenzie Arena.
Maria Juliana Loza won the Dayle May Award Adam Miller was a Capital One Academic Allfor the highest g.p.a. among the female senior District honoree and on the FCS ADA Academathletes at UTC. ic All-Star team.
Christina Teter made the Capital One Academ- Sara Poteat was a member of the Capital One ic All-District team and was on the SoCon All- Academic All-District team and was on the Academic squad. NFCA All-Region team.
2011 Fall Graduates Sloan Allison Football Criminal Justice Joel Bradford Football Finance B.J. Coleman Football Communications Anthony Conney Football Psychology Emma de Groot Women’s Golf Health & Human Performance Bailey Dewart WBK Health & Human Performance Omre Harris Football Psychology Della Harrison Softball Education Kandice Irwin Softball Education Chris Lewis-Harris Football Entrepreneurship Lyndsey Stiles Softball Health & Human Performance Ricky Taylor MBK Accounting Nikki Waters Softball Criminal Justice Alexandru Butnarcuic Men’s Tennis Economics Rick van de Bovenkamp Men’s Tennis Economics Emmanuel Kirwa T&F/CC Psychology Sarah White-Woerner T&F/CC Health & Human Performance 2012 Spring & Summer Graduates Serena AllenM Soccer Biology Keegan Bell MBK Political Science Chris Berry T&F/CC M.B.A. Joe Burns Wrestling Applied Mathematics Ryan Consiglio Football Health & Human Performance Nick Craig Football Business Admin. Michael Danehy T&F/CC M.B.A. Chris Early MBK Health & Human Performance Kelly Felix Wrestling Criminal Justice Lauren Flores Softball Education Tara Gietema-Berry T&F/CC M.B.A. Thomas Green Football Business Admin. Emily Hangstefer Women’s Tennis Business Admin. Chris Harr Football Health & Human Performance Robert Harrison Football Business Admin. Will Hewitt Football Business Admin. Whitney Hood WBK Sociology & Anthropology T.J. Hurless Football Civil Engineering Stephan Jaeger Men’s Golf Psychology Ellie Kuhn Volleyball Business Admin. De’Markus Lee Football Business Admin. Jenni MartinC Softball Health & Human Performance David Moore T&F/CC M.B.A. Vivian Morimoto Softball Sociology & Anthropology Colton PoppM T&F/CC Biology Gordon RudellC Men’s Tennis Biology Shaina SinghC Women’s Tennis Biology Kiara Smith WBK Criminal Justice Jordan Tippit Football Health & Human Performance Tenisha Townsend WBK Criminal Justice Capiree Tucker WBK Psychology Jeff Veres Football Business Admin. Omar Wattad MBK Sociology & Anthropology Austin Wilson Football Business Admin. Brianna Wishing Women’s Tennis Health & Human Performance Brandon Wright Wrestling Business Admin. S - summa cum laude; M - magna cum laude, C - cum laude
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENT-ATHLETES ON THE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR'S HONOR ROLL 60.00%
55.00% 52.10% 51.90%
45 00% 45.00% 40.00% 39.60% 35.00%
UTC set a school record with nearly 57% of all student-athletes posting a 3.0 g.p.a. or higher during the 2012 Spring semester. Over half of all Mocs have made the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll with a 3.0 g.p.a. or higher in each of the last six semesters. The trends for student-athletes on the AD Honor Roll are seen in the graph to the left. The Mocs tied a school record in the 2012 Spring semester with a 2.97 grade-point-average, while the 2.92 recorded in the fall was the fourth highest semester g.p.a. As seen on the chart on the left, UTC has increased its overall studentathlete g.p.a. in seven of the last eight semesters.
OVERALL STUDENT-ATHLETE GPA GROWTH 3
2.86 2.8 2.78 2.69
2.51 2.5 Spring 2007
A total of 11 teams posted a perfect Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 1000 in the latest cohort from the 2010-11 year. The men’s golf team became the first program at UTC to have a perfect 1000 for its four-year average score. Additionally, all 17 of the programs are above the 900 threshold required by the NCAA and no program faces any APR-related penalties. The chart below shows the APR scores and average for each sport over the last four years.
UTC’S TEAM-BY-TEAM ACADEMIC PROGESS RATE (APR) SCORES
Men’s Cross Country
Women’s Cross Country
Men’s Indoor Track & Field
Women’s Indoor Track & Field
Men’s Outdoor Track & Field
Women’s Outdoor Track & Field
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SoCon Titles Since 2006-07
Chattanooga brought home Southern Conference titles in men’s golf, women’s golf and wrestling in 201112. Since the start of the 2006-07 season, the Mocs have won far more SoCon Championships than any other school in the league. The chart to the left shows Chattanooga’s 17 regular season and 22 tournament crowns in league play. Appalachian State is second with 12 regular season and 20 tournament trophies.
All-American Stephan Jaeger led the Mocs to Dan Waddell won the SoCon title at 157 and Jordan Britt led the Mocs to their third straight a SoCon title and an 18th place finish at the led the Mocs to the SoCon Tournament Cham- SoCon trophy and was individual medalist at NCAA Championships. pionship. the SoCon Tournament.
Chattanooga scored points in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup in men’s golf (56), wrestling (22) and women’s golf (18) in 2011-12. The Mocs placed 160th among all NCAA Division I schools and fourth in the SoCon in the 2011-12 standings. Over the last six years, Chattanooga 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.
UTC'S ALL TIME FINISHES IN THE NACDA DIRECTORS' CUP 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 50
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Athletic Notes from 2010-11 • Women’s Golf won its third-straight Southern Conference title, advancing to the NCAA Regionals for the fourth consecutive year. • Sophomore Jordan Britt won the SoCon Women’s Golf Tournament with a +6 total of 222 (77-71-74).
The 2011-12 season was another year of championships and accomplishments for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics department. The Mocs had seven teams represented in the postseason, led by men’s golf and its 18th place showing at the NCAA Championships. Individually, UTC had three All-Americans, two SoCon Athletes of the Year, seven SoCon Individual Champions, three SoCon Freshmen of the Year and one SoCon Coach of the Year. The Mocs also brought home seven all-region honors, 36 AllSoCon awards and 18 SoCon All-Freshmen mentions.
• Men’s Golf won its fifth SoCon Championship, fourth under 2012 SoCon Coach of the Year Mark Guhne.
“Our coaches have worked hard to foster an atmosphere that promotes winning with integrity and respect,” stated Interim Director of Athletics Laura Herron. “Our student-athletes represent our University and community with a positive attitude • The Mocs golfers also won the NCAA that yields positive results in competition.” Bowling Green Regional. Chattanooga went on to finish No. 18 in its second appearance in the NCAA Championships.
• Senior Stephan Jaeger ran away with the SoCon individual title. His 11-stroke win tied Furman’s Brad Faxon (1983) as the largest margin of victory in league history.
Over the last six years, UTC has dominated the SoCon when it comes to winning titles. The Mocs have scored 17 regular season and 22 tournament trophies since the start of the 2006-07 season, far more than any other school in the SoCon.
Chattanooga finished 160th in the 2011-12 National Association of Director’s of Athletics (NACDA) Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings. This puts the Mocs in the top half of all Division I schools. An accomplishment that is even more • Jaeger also won the NCAA Bowling Green amazing when considering UTC operates on an annual budget that is just over Regional and was a first team All-American. $11 million. While Chattanooga has worked hard to increase its budget through fund-raising and new revenue streams, these resources are not on the same level • Quarterback Terrell Robinson was the So- compared to many of the schools ranked below the Mocs on this final list. Con Football Freshman of the Year.
• Softball senior Michelle Fuzzard repeated as the SoCon Softball Player of the Year. She broke the league’s career RBI record, finishing with 217 over four years. • Fuzzard was the Mocs seventh SoCon Athlete of the Year, breaking a tie with Furman for most honorees by one school in league history. She was also a Lowe’s Senior Class Award nominee.
UTC was fourth in the SoCon in the Directors’ Cup, trailing Appalachian State (115), Samford (123) and Georgia Southern (146). The Mocs outpaced other notable institutions such as Big East members DePaul (182) and Seton Hall (278), Big Ten’s Northwestern (278) and regional rivals Jacksonville State (199), Marshall (228), East Tennessee State (242) and Georgia State (242).
• The women’s tennis team went 16-6 overall, the most wins for the program since 1999. Kaylene Chadwell was named the SoCon Freshman of the Year. • Senior Chris Berry capped a stellar career with All-SoCon recognition in track and cross country. He ran at the NCAA Cross Country Championships and was ranked in the nation in the 10,000M during the season. • Sophomore Lucas Cotter set a school record while winning the SoCon 3000M Indoor title.
Michelle Fuzzard was named the 2012 SoCon Female Athlete of the Year. She is UTC’s SoConleading seventh athlete of the year.
2011-12 YEAR IN REVIEW Southern Conference Champions (3) Men’s Golf - Tournament Women’s Golf - Tournament Wrestling - Tournament NCAA/Postseason Participants (7) Women’s Basketball (WNIT) Men’s Cross Country Women’s Cross Country Men’s Golf Women’s Golf Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Wrestling NCAA Regional Champion (1) Men’s Golf - Bowling Green Regional Lucas Cotter won the 2012 SoCon Indoor Quarterback B.J. Coleman was drafted by the 3000M title. He posted a school-record time Green Bay Packers following his stellar career of 8:10.28. at UTC.
NCAA Individual Regional Champion (1) Stephan Jaeger - Men’s Golf Bowling Green Regional All-Americans (3) Wes Dothard - Football - 1st Team Michelle Fuzzard - Softball - 3rd Team Stephan Jaeger - Men’s Golf - 1st Team Southern Conference Athletes of the Year (2) Michelle Fuzzard Softball Player of the Year Stephan Jaeger Men’s Golfer of the Year
Jenna Nurik was First Team All-SoCon, lead- Nick Soto was ranked as high as No. 13 in the ing the Lady Mocs to a 16-6 overall record. It nation before winning the SoCon 133 title and was the most wins for the program since 1999. being named the league’s Freshman of the Year.
Southern Conference Individual Champions (7) Jordan Britt Women’s Golf Tournament Champion Lucas Cotter Indoor 3000M Champion Stephan Jaeger Men’s Golf Tournament Champion Dean Pavlou Wrestling 149 Champion Nick Soto Wrestling 133 Champion Dan Waddell Wrestling 157 Champion Brandon Wright Wrestling 165 Champion Southern Conference Freshmen of the Year (3) Kaylene Chadwell - Women’s Tennis Terrell Robinson - Football Nick Soto - Wrestling
Wes Dothard was named First Team All-Amer- Becca Smith led the SoCon in scoring with 37 ican after leading one of the top defenses in points on 16 goals and five assists. She was the FCS. also a Capital One Academic All-District pick.
Southern Conference Coaches of the Year (1) Mark Guhne - Men’s Golf
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Men’s Basketball • Participated in the Chattanooga Clean & Green Project. • Conducted a free youth clinic at the First Centenary Church. • Conducted a free youth clinic at Howard High School. • Spoke to Woodmore Elementary School in preparation for their big testing days. • Spoke to and played basketball with the P.A.W.S. after-school program. • Put on a clinic at Stuart Heights Baptist Church for the community. • Hosted the Trousdale Academy at a home game. • Helped with the Ronald McDonald House ‘Keep the Change’ day. Women’s Basketball • Held a Neuroblastoma Recognition • Helped with the Ronald McDonald House ‘Keep the Change’ day. • Participated the Chattanooga Clean & Green Project. • Participated in the FCS Basketball Camp. Cross Country/Track & Field • Worked the FCA Road Race. • Assisted with the River Bend Fun Run. • Volunteered at the Hamilton County Elementary Track Meet.
Coaches and staff at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga logged more than 1,800 hours of community service work in and around the Chattanooga area during the 2011-12 academic year. The Mocs have an established reputation of being heavily involved in community outreach efforts. “I have always been amazed and moved by the amount of time and effort our student-athletes and coaches put into their involvement with the community,” stated Interim Director of Athletics Laura Herron. “Between practices, studying and regular college life, they still make time to volunteer throughout the year.” Some of the volunteer activities are organized through the department or the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC). Last year, the Mocs took part in the “Downtown Clean and Green” project to help beautify the area around campus. Many of the women’s teams also got together to host a Girl Scouts “Sports-aThon” in Maclellan Gym, while a number of coaches served as celebrity volunteers on the Ronald McDonald House “Keep the Change” day. During the first week of March each year, the Mocs can be seen in elementary schools all over Chattanooga, taking part in National Read Across America week. UTC student-athletes are popular readers on Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Teams also work individually on community service projects. The football team recruited students on campus to ‘Get in the Game’ and become a part of the ‘Be the Match’ bone marrow registry. Soccer has worked with special needs children in the local T.O.P.P.S. program while the wrestling team is popular with the local Habitat for Humanity builds. UTC student-athletes also do an excellent job in engaging the community through the local, regional and national media. Mocs student-athletes are staples in the local news for their accomplishments in the classroom, in competition and in the community.
Football • Participated in the Extreme Home Makeover demolition. • Visited the VA Clinic during Veterans Affairs Week. • Participated in a reading program at Brown Academy. • Mentored at-risk youth at the YMCA Knockout. • Participated in Read Across America. • Helped out with the Special Olympics. • Volunteered at Bloodanooga and Get in the Game. • Helped with the Ronald McDonald House ‘Keep the Change’ day. • Hosted a ‘Wednesday’s Child’ at practice. Members of the football team help with the Bloodanooga blood drive and the ‘Get in the Game’ bone marrow registry event in the University Center.
2011-12 YEAR IN REVIEW Men’s Golf • Volunteered with the Cub Scouts. • Participated in the Extreme Home Makeover demolition and construction. • Hosted play dates with the C.H.I.P.S. program. Women’s Golf • Worked the Girl Scouts Sports-a-Thon. • Participated in Veterans Affairs Week. • Volunteered with Jump Rope for Heart.
Members of the Mocs wrestling team helped Coaches Shulman & Huesman were two of many out at the Ronald McDonald House Move-In Mocs coaches who collected donations for the Day. Ronald McDonald House on ‘Keep the Change’ day.
Soccer • Conducted a free North River Soccer Clinic. • Participated in the TOPPS program • Took part in the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. • Worked the Girl Scouts Sports-a-Thon. • Read to children at OLPH. • Conducted a free YMCA Soccer Clinic. Softball • Helped with the Ronald McDonald House ‘Keep the Change’ day. • Worked the Girl Scouts Sports-a-Thon. • Participated in the Fall Expo Clinic. • Took part in a Christmas Clinic. Men’s Tennis • Visited the VA Clinic during Veterans Affairs Week. • Participated in Read Across America. • Participated in Creating Christmas Memories shopping day.
Many of the women’s teams at UTC hosted a Volleyball student-athlete Meagan Ernd reads Girl Scouts Sports-a-Thon in Maclellan Gym. to elementary school kids on “Read Across America” day.
Women’s Tennis • Participated in Read Across America. Volleyball • Participated the Chattanooga Clean & Green Project. • Participated in Read Across America. • Worked the Girl Scouts Sports-a-Thon. • Helped clean up around the Bicentennial Library. • Participated in a YMCA Clinic. Wrestling • Participated in Habitat for Humanity build. • Participated in Ivy Academy School work day. • Participated in Project Homeless • Helped at the Ronald McDonald House Move-In Day.
Jackson Tresnan and members of the men’s Members of the women’s basketball team joined tennis team visited with veterans at the VA a number of Mocs in the “Clean and Green” proOutpatient Clinic. gram to help keep up the area around campus.
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EXPENSES = REVENUES
2011-12 TOTAL EXPENSES Salaries 31.57%
Grants-in-Aid Grants in Aid 32.11%
Internal Services 1.06%
Sport Operations 8.97%
Administrative Ad i i t ti S Supportt Services 13.04%
Team Travel 6.47%
Special Events 0.79%
External Services 3.08%
Debt Services 1.45%
2011-12 REVENUES & RESOURCES Athletic Fees 32%
UTC Mocs Club 3% Directed Gifts 11% Ticket Revenues 7%
University Contributions 34% Special Events 1%
Contract Revenues 5% Conference/ NCAA Sponsorship/ Miscellaneous Distributions Multimedia Rights 0% 3% 4%
2011-12 TOTAL OPERATING BUDGET = $11,668,113.00 The Mocs Athletics Department balanced a budget of just over $11.6 million in 2011-12. Chattanooga allocates its finite resources wisely and in accordance with the mission, values and strategic objectives. As such, all facets of Mocs Athletics business operations are professionally managed. UTC adheres to clearly-defined policies, procedures and standards to effectively execute the strategic plan. Individually, and as a department, the Mocs are responsible and accountable for the financial viability of the entire program. Thanks to the continued financial support from the university, students, alumni, sponsors, ticket holders and donors, UTC student-athletes enjoy a quality academic and athletic experience.
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INCREASING REVENUES AND RESOURCES TICKET REVENUE GROWTH 700,000.00 $671,718.50
$675 451 00 $675,451.00 $603,656.58 $530,392.43
$501,833.40 $ ,
450,000.00 400 000 00 400,000.00 350,000.00
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.
UTC is looking forward to an attractive home schedule in football and men’s basketball to drive ticket revenues in 2012-13. The women’s basketball home opener against Tennessee and the second year of the Southern Scuffle should also help to continue this growth trend.
GAME GUARANTEES ADD TO REVENUES 1200000
Over the last six years, the men’s basketball team has visited Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri and Indiana, while the football team has faced Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn, Florida State and Nebraska in guarantee games.
$630 000 00 $630,000.00 600000
$655,000.00 $397,500.00 $ ,
The football team has trips to South Florida, Alabama and Tennessee in the near future. The men’s basketball team will play at Kansas, at LSU and at Georgia Tech in 2012-13 season.
TOTAL REVENUES INCREASING $2,900,000.00 $2,743,457.53 $2,700,000.00 $2,642,111.28
The Mocs’ total revenues have increased slightly over the last year. This includes revenues from the UTC Mocs Club, ticket sales, sponsorships and game guarantees. Chattanooga set a record with $2.74 million in 2011-12, surpassing its previous high of $2.68 million on 2010-11.
As crowds continue to grow at both Finley Stadium and McKenzie Arena, these numbers should continue to grow.
$1,900,000.00 $1 700 000 00 $1,700,000.00 $1,660,974.96 $1,500,000.00
The Mocs have seen tremendous growth in their ticket revenues over the last six years. UTC topped $675,000 for the first time in 2011-12, thanks in large part to another year of strong crowds at Finley Stadium.
The addition of events like the Southern Scuffle will also help total revenues increase.
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FACILITIES BRANDING IMPROVEMENTS
The majority of facility improvements over the last year were focused on branding initiatives and increasing the aesthetics at the Mocs’ home venues. Maclellan Gym saw the biggest change with the east wall being closed in. The logos and banners hanging on the new wall are quite impressive to new visitors and old fans who have not see Big Mac in a few years. The outfield fence at Frost Stadium was also upgraded with new logos. The Lady Mocs’ numerous championships and NCAA appearances are still celebrated as an intimidating reminder to visiting opponents.
The east end of Maclellan Gym was closed in this year and branded with logos and banners celebrating Mocs volleyball and wrestling.
McKenzie Arena also enjoys new banners on the concourse and an impressive academic wall that celebrates the history of UTC in competition and in the classroom.
Frost Stadium got an updated and rebranded outfield fence for the Banners commemorating Mocs and Lady Mocs basketball were in2012 home season. stalled on the concourse throughout McKenzie Arena.
A new academic wall was installed near the ticket office in McKenzie New graphics in the Chattem Basketball Practice Facility have dressed Arena, celebrating the Mocs accomplishments in the classroom. up the training area for the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
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The Mocs took home a pair of ‘Best of Awards’ at the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) Convention in 2012. UTC earned Silver Awards in the Sales Piece and Sponsorship Program categories.
NACMA SILVER ‘BEST OF’ AWARD SALES PIECE CATEGORY
The Sales Piece Award was for UTC’s Football Game Day Guide. The UTC Athletics Department has always put together a “Fan Guide” to inform both football and basketball season ticket holders. With football crowds continuing to grow and thousands of people buying single-game tickets each week, UTC started developing a promotional piece to target more than just the die-hard season ticket holder. UTC’s Sponsorship Program Award was for the 2011 Women’s Football Clinic Inspired by Memorial Health Care Systems. The partnership between Memorial Health Care Systems and the Mocs aimed to back Memorial’s initiatives to support women’s health as well as disadvantaged families in the community. This event targeted the women in the Chattanooga area to get involved for an exciting day of football and fun while helping support underprivileged families in the Chattanooga area through the Huesman’s Huddle program.
NACMA SILVER ‘BEST OF’ AWARD SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM CATEGORY
Chattanooga was one of just 14 Division I athletics program across the country to earn multiple ‘Best of Awards.’ Over the last three years, UTC has taken home nine ‘Best of Awards’ at the annual NACMA Convention.
The 2011 Chattanooga Mocs Football Media Guide was picked second in the nation by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). UTC’s football publication competed against other programs in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in CoSIDA’s annual contest.
COSIDA PUBLICAITON CONTEST NO.2 IN THE NATION
The Football Guide is a product of UTC’s Athletics Communications and Media Relations Office. The book was written and edited by Dr. Jay Blackman, Assistant Athletics Director for Communications & Media Relations. Editorial, design and layout assistance was provided by Assistant Directors Anne Wehunt and Jim Horten, Assistant Nate Blythe and Director of Creative Services Owen Seaton. Detailed editorial assistance was also provided by Pam Henry.
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UTC MOCS CLUB JOIN THE TEAM BEHIND OUR TEAMS
The UTC Mocs Club is “The Team Behind Our Teams” and the annual fundraising arm for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Department. Support from each UTC Mocs Club member benefits over 300 student-athletes. Currently over 600 members commit themselves to help offset the rising educational costs for the athletics department. As the cost of education continues to rise, the need to offset scholarship expenses remain amongst the most pressing and critical annual needs. As a UTC Mocs Club member, your gift – no matter what the size – helps provide UTC student-athletes with the resources needed for comprehensive excellence. The UTC Mocs Club has enjoyed record growth over the last six years, nearly doubling in size since 2006-07. A record 661 members were a part of the UTC Mocs Club in 2011-12 and Members of the UTC Mocs Club worked the hotdog line at the 2012 that number is sure to grow in the future. Blue & Gold Spring Football Game. “We have a very passionate and dedicated group of supporters and alumni,” stated Interim Director of Athletics Laura Herron. “Our development staff does an excellent job of cultivating relationships with all of our constituents and, as a result, our fundraising efforts have grown tremendously.” Beginning in 2012-13, anyone who donates to any of UTC’s athletics programs, whether it be a directed gift given to a specific sport or program, or an unrestricted donation, will become a member of the UTC Mocs Club. This will help centralize all of UTC Athletics’ fundraising efforts and open up UTC Mocs Club benefits, communications and stewardship to an even larger and faster-growing group. For more information, be sure to contact the UTC Mocs Club The UTC Mocs Club hosted many events throughout the year, includ- Director Caleb Whitted at (423) 425-4773 or caleb-whitted@ ing the season-ending men’s and women’s basketball reception. utc.edu.
UTC MOCS CLUB MEMBERSHIP GROWTH 700
GROWTH IN ANNUAL GIVING REVENUES
$790,965.92 $764,620.31 $712,600.63 2006-07
Membership in the UTC Mocs Club has grown tremendously in the past In conjunction with the growth in the UTC Mocs Club, annual giving six years, culminating in a record 661 members during the 2011-12 fis- revenues have also risen. These numbers do not include gifts directed cal year. towards capital projects, endowments or planned giving initiatives.
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2011-12 MOCS CLUB MEMBERS Full Scholarship Chattanooga CocaCola Bottling Company Modern Way Printing and Fulfillment The Inner Circle Robby Jones Alex & Joanie Emerson Prater’s Hardwood Flooring Horizon Wine & Spirits Conductor First Tennessee Bank Movita Steiner Yellow Book WDEF Radio The UNUM Group Athens Distributing Diamond Moc Bryan Patten Charles & Renee Monroe Gary & Darlene Yerbey Milly Fariss Steve & Dolores Harvey DeWayne McCamish Mayse Construction Ben O’neal Co. Inc. Less Lee Tim Motes Ms. Star Klein Ben Landress Dillard & Christy Evans Rodney Allen & Cheryl Shipley Smith Management David Adair Ken & Dot Hays Country Place Restaurant Cartter Lupton Deborah Everhart Herb & Jean Adcox Sun Tan City McCamish & Cooper Orthodontics, PC Honda of Cleveland Friendly Auto Vincent Printing Gold Moc John C. Thornton Brenda Lawson Susan Colmore David & Carol Barto H.C. & Joyce Smith Charles Felts Jo Anna Rogers Larry Parks Andrew & Carolyn Nardo Vaughn Dyer Joe Honey Richard & Judy Buhrman Horton & Mary Corwin James Frost Todd Duff Stewart Lawwill Citizen Savings & Loan Steven Frost Dan & Kathy Lovin John & Catherine Smith Joan Sompayrac Ruby Falls Ward & Nancy Petty Hawker Powersource Jim & Annie Hall David Brown Dale & Sara Rutemeyer Ben & Susan Probasco Jerry & Linda Kelley Terrence & Brenda Major Tom & Paige Gardenhire Charles Mcbrayer Kennedy Foundation David Trundle David Shuford Andy & Martha Coradini Tom & Mary Black Joseph & Jackie Elkins Douglas Whitaker David & Melissa Cate Benjamn Perry Regions Bank Nancy Jolley Staybridge Suites Rick & Allison Hart
Vanessa Ramey John Foy Bob Aaron George & Kellye Bender Sam & Pam Henry Charles Lebovitz Chris Devaney Charles Johnstone Sudie Webb River Street Deli Atomic Films Mark Davison Heather Nelson Fairway Outdoor Read House Hotel Barry Walston Silver Moc Joe & Barbara Waters Bert & Linda Caldwell Bob Moss Arch Trimble Ovie & Kay Seymour Dean & Mary Jane Heavener Doug & Alison Reynolds John Reynolds Larry & Priscilla Hill Joe Davenport Don & Candice Poole Robert McAllester Fred Hanzelik John & Mary Stewart David Gibbs Scout Scouten John Graham Howard Levine Paul & Phyllis Rouse Hugh Moore Victor Scouten Herman & Donna Welch Mary Kelley Ronnie Wene William & Beth Jones Robert Georgitso Jim Hamilton Richard Shulman Morrow Chamberlain The Dixie Group Foundation Robert & Susan Martin Richard York Wayne & Valerie Tipps John Eberly Scrappy & Elizabeth Moore Gordon & Frances Smith Rex Elmore P M McLaughlin Terry Denniston Al Hoke Ron Cox J M & Martha Payne Patrick Christnacht Lee & Emily Godfrey Thomas & Marion Griscom R P Decicco David Noblit Tom Flanagan Mary & John Tinkler Charles Hawkins Phyllis Miller Jim Brown Isidore Frumin Gerald & Joy Jones Ken Hudgins Rusty Scott David & Linda Uren Terry Roderick David Whitfield David Garland Hubert & Verbie Prevost Jim Lewis Ed & Catherine Ingle Ed Finison Fred & Ruth Obear Graham Burns Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Hill Robert & Nancy Coddington Nathaniel & D’Arcy Jim Orr William King Bob & Regina Lyon Scott & Betty Probasco John Sorrow Bob & Janie Roseberry
Steven Sandlin Russ & Amy Huesman Chattanooga Quarterback Club Dale Hixson Clay Crumbliss Bill Hammontree Barry Large James & Lynda Sattler W L Fanning Courtney Hoss Sherryl & William Oellerich Scott Starring Amber Mceachin Lynda Griffin Ed Lansford Everett Hixson James Hudson Jonathan Dutton Karen Songer David & Nancy Williams John Murphy & Renee Haugerud David Atkins Everett Kerr Ernst & Young Fred & Rebecca Steelman The Chattanoogan Galtera Inc Tim Godwin Randall Gardenhire B B & Katie Bell Coca Cola Bottling Company United Benny Ingle Robert Parlo Billie Parker Carl Huskins Ken Harpe Jane & Lawrence Akers Don Allen
Theodore & Kelly Alling Tracy Brown Daniel & Janey Cooke Bryon & Anita Coleman Family Concessions John Boyd Blue Moc Ira Johnston Karl & Vickie Jordan Heyward Rogers Robert McGee Barbara Wofford Charles Garrett William Stephenson Barbara Kelley John Delaney Masonry Association of Chattanooga George Farr Frank Moore Jim Lail David Dawes Capital Toyota Brandon Glass Tom & Judith Rowland Sandra Zitkus Don Lepard Bob Long Homer Kemp Roseanne Kaylor Dennis & Jackie Potts Truck N Trailers Scott Cooper Ron & Beatrice Wade David Bunn John Marcellis Tyler Spry Wes Hicks Nancy & Andrew Pryor Bob Benge
Lanham Gregg Edward Obrien Council Fire Golf Course Jim Brewer T-Bone’s Café Starter Moc Jimmie & Barbara Jackson Jack & Nancy Marcellis Charles Elliott Hal & Linda Morris Foy Watson Alfreida & Stanley Worlen Bill & Ann Aiken Michael Keyes Jim Fischer Ferd & Agnes Fischer Ralph & Barbara Reece Terrance Horton James & Judy Morgan Wayne & Carla Upchurch Glenn & Midori Allen Jacob & Dorothy Dubrow JR & Janette McCroskey Jimmy & Marcene Weddington Hubert & Dora Turner Steve Schild Leila Pratt Steve & Lauren Pieniaszek David Varnell Harry Arnold Ben & Helen Gross F R Wallisch Plumbing, INC Harry & Jane Brown Robert Mulkey Dennis Meinert Dillard Edgemon Peter & Dainy Masic Gary Bell
Jack & Jody Stanford Bob Himmelsbach Laura Herron Glenn Draper Roland Carter Alan & Helen Bergheimer John Kaiser John Shulman James Markel Laura Keyes Jeffrey Scott Zieco Wayne Butler Cyrus & Virginia Danielle & Josh Blake Matt Pope Brian Millican Merrill Eckstein Robert Davis Royal & Martha Varner Daniel Blue Clay Aytes Charles William Hassler Millard & Julliete Perrin Greg & Zane Brown Curtis Tomlin Gretchen Potts Tal Abernathy Terry Mullins Don Hannifin Truman & Janet Anderson Robert Varner Angelo & Jill Napolitano Chris & Elizabeth Behrends Paul Wright Joe & Teresa Horton Wen Marketing Company Michael & Tommye Byington Supreme Restaurant Equipment Hugh & Judy Brown Charles & Richardia Pierce
Wink Baker Jeffrey & Michelle Fletcher Robert Oxford Ross Roberson Jerry & Darlene Smith Tom Jones Trevin Bernarding Don McConkey John Phillips Emmanuel Dewalt Franklin & Mary Anderson Jay & Emily Blackman Becky English Teresa & Randy Padgett The UPS Store Donald Vandergriff CW Norman George Aslinger Virginia Waddell Cathy Lewis Kim & Joe White Keith Rawlston Jerry Williams Joe Horton Tom Baugh Jeff Durham Matt Green Richard Jahn Lee Kay Dan Patterson Harley Revis Phillip Rose Steven Smith Robert Sniders Ed Sussdorf Tim Tull Edward Michael Westerman Michael Allen
Scott Matisak Eric & Wanda Smith Ben & Theresa Dodds Michael Kwasnik Erick Elsea Marie Francis Charles Dammann Shallowford Family Dental Group Jay Harris Jackie & Linda Boran Walter & Eleanor Hodges Russell Bean Robert Blake Karen Castleberry Bill Chapin Michael Dzik Joe Galbraith Thomas Hancock Tim Hensley Angie Johnson Milton Tindell Bob Wilson Teresa Wood Elizabeth Knox Benny & Charlotte Adkins Walter & Eleanor Hodges Bradford Dodds Phyllis Jean Goodrich Jat Oil & Supply Inc Frank Keith Lodge Manufacturing Amy Elizabeth McMillan Mitchell Blake Watson
Keri Miller Carolyn Marvil Jimmy Baker Darryl Caldwell Donelson Baker Mildred Arnold Harrison Diane Human Kim Leffew Juanita Marbury Fred Redmer Joshua Brazell Voiles Robert Yurjevic Hal Burnett Black Creek Golf Course Jefferson’s Restaurant Lookout Mountain Golf Course
James & Rebecca McGee Robert Davis Mike Royster John Lester Hamilton Pat & Martha Payne Brandon Born Richard Doyle Gary Mills Robert Wilson Del & Jo Ann Mercer Eugene & Kathy Hubbuch Fred & Lucy Herren Joe Bullard Ronald Craig Ed & Wendy Taliaferro Ronald Woody Thomas Williams Mark & Kelly Guhne William McIntyre Harry Kythas Heath Eslinger Lisa Burke Scott Brincks Jim & Susie Eakin Michael Rowan Matthew Rivers Frank & Linda Knight Edward Stanford Lloyd Eldridge Don & Elizabeth Klinefelter Gary & Sharee Miller Tom Pledger Helen & Greg Breter Erika Lerum David Grosh Connie Hay Samuel & Carolyn Payne Shane & Kylie Neal Janice Cobb H S Pate James Smith
Choo-Choo Bettye Emerson Theodore King Allen Starring Carl Sundstrom Richard & Marie Thatcher Lawson Electric Company Suzanne Weber Anne Jay Vickie Pritchett Steven Coulter Marion Keiss SMP Industries Jayne Holder Lisa Brown Andrew & Jennifer Horton Philip & Donna Sebes James Cunningham Jeff Donati Leon Ford Wayne Etherton Scott Smith Jane Walker Laura Reid
Scrappy Mr. Benjamin J Susman James & Elsie Roberts Bruce Crumbliss
Charles Terrell Hug Cabrera Ryan Peck Jerry Harris Joseph & Karen Petosa Barbara & Jimmy Verhine Kevin Anderson Paul Gass Ed & Debra Robertson Sara Thompson David Moore Allen Haynes Medearis Trevor Owens Charles & Martha Rains Shelton Goldblatt Wade Hutton Wilbert Washington Jim Horten Ronna-Renee & Jeffrey Jackson Steve & Donna Johnson Pam & John Gilpin Lisa Tarr CIGNA Foundation Delta Upsilon Fraternity Cody Sadler William Allen Richard & Nora Burke Ronald Casey Francis & Alice Crowe Eric Davis Paul Ferguson Roy Fuller Ab Lee John Pauley Larry Schlabach Rodney Bowman Larry Owings David Woods George Babcock Rocco Mansueto William Sutton Max & Catherine Parris Mina & Jerry Johnson Joseph Cofer Richard & Judy Nurik Brent Adams Amy Baggett & Lee Jarrett James Hall Judith Medearis Judith Finley Stone Walker Breland Joe Downs Linda Johnston James Burton Stephen & Sylvia Chardos Jim Griffin David Sergeant Stephen Stapleton Brainard Cooper Ron Nelson Paul & Jackie Watson John Anderson Harold Beaver Robert & Mary Bobo Carol Brand Jack Brooks Edgar Bryant Bruce Campbell Jerry Carpenter Chris & Gretchen Castleberry Paul Coffey Ronald Coleman Geoffrey Cook J Thomas Cook Robert Crawford David & Emily Crisp Homer Davis Lucien Ellington Doug & Debbie Elstad John Guthrie Ellen Heavilon Michelle Holland George Hughes Ken Iwasa Dale Andrew Kendle Brent Large John Loggins Tony Luttrell Robert Main Chad Martin Billy Murphy Michael Nease Kim Parks John David Pitts Cherly Robinson
Valerie Rutledge Floyd Smith Gordon Smith Jeff Smith Douglas Sober Richard St. Clair Robert Stone Tom Tadler Ernest Taylor Shane Vandeventer Richard Vanscoy Matt Vischetti Laura Page Warren Ronald Wells Roy Williams Kim Wingate Louis Wright Michael & Candace Bell Frank Pitner Jane & James Bouldin James Conner Janet Sigler Cope Robyn Fuller Beverly & Joseph Jacks Franklin & Norma Johnson Robert & Audrey Lusk Fred Parrish Tim Peterson R R & Carla Sanderlin Roger Stepp Willis & Katherine Lord Scott Burnette Stephen Fry Ron & Karol McCracken Varsity Owen & Kathy Seaton Mackenzie McDonald Anne Wehunt David Sicko Michael McCarty Brent & Erica Jolly Brandon Potts Timothy Knigge Angela & Jason Ott Rhonda Reynolds Marcus West Larry Yelverton Roneka Blassingame Anthony Coode Marquita Armstead Zachary & Jade Stone Jettie & Cristy Bowen Martin & Sue Smith Michael Murray Howie & Catherine Sompayrac William Kent Robert Bush Ryan Degon Betty Vandergriff Jessica Tanner Gail Abbott Paula Belew Fred Berson & Meg Hale Ricky Lee Dobbins Anastasios & Margarita Ioannidis Deana Nichols Charles & Sarah Strain Adam Fuller Travis Filar Fred & Lisa Flint Megan Parker Andrew & Rebecca Arnold Eloise Roberson David Turner Merwin McCoy Michael Adams Katherine Burrows Douglas Swafford Joe Elrod Robert Dale Phillip Sons Lindsay Wendorf Geoff Wilcox Thomas Mack Green Jerry Ball Roberta Thurmond Susan Wendorf
* 2012-13 Levels
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PORKY’S OPEN PAIR OF ACES HIGHLIGHTED 2012 EVENT
The 13th annual Porky’s Open was held at Council Fire Golf Club on May 1, 2012. A record 34 teams took part in the event that has raised more than $1 million for Mocs Athletics. Prizes were awarded for five flights with two golfers taking home huge awards for aces on two of the par-3s. The big winner was Mark Weiss who pocketed $15,000 for a hole-in-one on the par-3 12th hole. He rolled in an eight iron from 160 yards out to win the prize of the day.
The Porky’s Open is named for long-time UTC Athletics supporter and volunteer organizer Frank “Porky” Kinser.
Not to be outdone, Hiren Desai followed with an ace of his own on No. 7. Despite the endless heckling from basketball coaches John Shulman and Wes Moore, Desai slid in a nineiron from 142-yards. He won a new set of Callaway irons for his shot.
Hiren Desai is congratulated by Rick Hart, Wes Moore and John Shul- Winners of the Chancellor’s Flight included John Berg, John Lambert, man moments after his hole-in-one on No. 7 at Council Fire. Jeff Neely and Richard Keene.
Russ Huesman on No. 9 green with the Athletics Director Flight winners Current Green Bay Packer B.J. Coleman talks about the importance of Charlie Poe, Bobby Majors, Evann Gibson and Dennis Potts. supporting UTC Athletics through events like the Porky’s Open.
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THE SCRAPPYS INAUGURAL EVENT WAS A SMASH HIT
The Mocs held the inaugural Scrappy Awards at the Chattanooga Choo Choo on April 13. Presented by Chattanooga Coca-Cola, The Scrappys were also sponsored by Brenda Lawson & Associates. Hosted by long-time Voice of the Mocs Jim Reynolds, The Scrappys celebrated the comprehensive excellence displayed by the entire UTC athletics program over the last year. Over 250 student-athletes, staff and supporters filled the Imperial Ballroom at the Choo Choo for an entertaining evening of awards that recognized the Mocs accomplishments; academically, athletically and socially. A total of 15 Scrappy statuettes were handed out for honors ranging from Student Fan of the Year to Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Year. “Being its first year, I thought The Scrappys was a tremendous success,” stated Interim Director of Athletics Laura Herron. “Every person I spoke to, from student-athletes, to coaches, to staff and fans, all said they loved it and can’t wait until next year’s event.” 2012 The Scrappy’s Recipients Student Fan of the Year................................................. Chad Seymour Professor of the Year...........................................Dr. Steve Underwood Fan of the Year.................................................................... Pam Henry Freshman of the Year.......................................... Nick Soto - Wrestling Behind the Scenes Award................... Kyle Askew and Arland Jenkins Best Comeback, Athletically........................Michelle Fuzzard - Softball Best Comeback, Academically......................... Amanda Sumner - T&F Individual Performance....................Terrell Robinson - Football at Elon Victory of the Year..................... Wrestling’s Win Over No. 12 Stanford Play of the Year.......Dontay Hampton’s Game-Winner vs. ASU on Jan. 7 Coach of the Year................................................ Frank Reed - Softball Team of the Year.............................................................Women’s Golf Male Student-Athlete of the Year...................Ryan Consiglio - Football Female Student-Athlete of the Year...........................Michelle Fuzzard Scholar Athlete of the Year............ Maria Juliana Loza - Women’s Golf
Softball’s Michelle Fuzzard shows her excitement after being named Female Student-Athlete of the Year.
Male Student-Athlete of the Year Ryan Consiglio with his family and guest Lyndsey Stiles on the red carpet before The Scrappy’s.
The women’s golfers accept the Team of the Year Award for their 2011 Kyle Askew & Arland Jenkins won the Behind the Scenes Award for Southern Conference Championship. their work as a part of the McKenzie Arena staff.
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22% INCREASE IN MEDIA COVERAGE The Mocs have always enjoyed an excellent relationship with local, regional and national media. Despite being in the middle of SEC-crazed football country, there were 3,681 articles about Mocs athletics appearing online, in print and on television during the 2011-12 season - a 22% increase from the previous year. The Mocs take advantage of their location in a metropolitan area that has three network TV stations, a major newspaper, online publications and access to additional regional and national media outlets. These numbers do not include the countless mentions that do not make a full story, or the 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. Football’s Terrell Robinson, the 2011 SoCon Freshman of the Year, is one of the many Mocs who do a great job representing UTC in the media.
WHERE THE MOCS WERE COVERED IN 2011-12 725
Chattanooga athletics self-generates the majority of its coverage through its official athletics web site, GoMocs.com. There were 1,024 stories posted on GoMocs.com in 2011-12, accounting for nearly 1/3 of all UTC athletics coverage. Add this to the coverage provided by websites such as Nooga.com and Chattanoogan.com and over 55% of all Mocs coverage was online.
Television coverage of the Mocs grew in 2011-12. Led by the three network TV stations in Chattanooga - WDEF-TV (CBS), WRCB-TV (NBC) and WTVC-TV (ABC) - there were 725 stories aired on television during the past year. The full breakdown between online, print and television coverage can be seen in the chart above.
Stories on the Mocs generally consisted of game previews and recaps, but there were many features run throughout the season. These included more than 100 articles on Chattanooga student-athletes’ work in the classroom and in the community. Some of these include the Mocs dramatic increase in its APR scores, UTC student-athletes volunteering with Special Olympics and Chattanooga coaches helping out with the Ronald McDonald Spare Change Fund Drive.
2011 12 STORIES PUBLISHED ON THE MOCS IN 2011-12
SPORT-BY-SPORT COVERAGE OF THE MOCS IN 2011-12 986
5 152 58
The chart above shows that the Chattanooga Times Free Press pub- Mocs football was the most widely covered individual sport last sealished 765 features, previews and game stories on UTC athletics. In son, followed by men’s and women’s basketball. Softball continues to an era when most newspapers across the country are downsizing, the receive unparalleled coverage, followed by wrestling and men’s golf. TFP still dedicates beat writers to cover seven sports at UTC.
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LEADING THE MOCS’ ONLINE PRESENCE The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s official athletics website, GoMocs.com, enjoyed record traffic and growth during the 2011-12 fiscal year. From July 2011 through June 2012, the website reached more viewers and had its biggest jump in visitors than any other year on the books. This is the sixth year in a row GoMocs.com has broken its annual traffic records. GoMocs.com saw over 20% increases in both pageviews and unique visitors in the recently completed fiscal year. Pageviews topped out at a record 3.77 million in 2011-12, while unique visitors eclipsed the 500,000 mark for the first time. UTC also set records for user sessions, video views, time on site and digital revenues. Potential advertisers should also take notice that the average time a visitor spends on GoMocs.com continues to increase. This year’s average of 3:42 is up nine seconds from last year and up over a minute from 2007-08. This means the visitors have ample time to see the advertisements on the site. The largest reason visitors are spending more time on GoMocs.com is that video views are up 30% and closing in on the 50,000 mark. A record 49,131 videos were viewed on GoMocs.com last year. GoMocs.com created 749 on-demand video and streamed 94 events live. There were also 155 audio events streamed live. This video viewing resulted in a record number of subscriptions to MocsVision and new benchmarks in digital revenues. The Mocs are also heavily involved in social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. See below for a full list of official Chattanooga Mocs pages.
General Athletics Page www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaMocs UTC Mocs Club www.facebook.com/UTCMocsClub Women’s Basketball www.facebook.com/pages/GoMocsWBK
General Athletics www.twitter.com/GoMocs
GoMocs.com is the official website for Chattanooga Athletics, and just like the rest of the program, has seen record growth in recent years.
GOMOCS.COM GROWTH IN ANNUAL PAGEVIEWS 4,000,000 3,772,657 3,500,000 3,067,385 3,000,000 2 933 273 2,933,273 2,478,731 2,000,000 2007-08
Men’s Basketball www.twitter.com/GoMocsMBB
Men’s Golf www.twitter.com/GoMocsMGLF
300 000 300,000
Frank Reed www.twitter.com/CoachFrankReed
Men’s Tennis www.facebook.com/MocsTennis
Travis Filar www.twitter.com/tfilar_utcvb
570 393 570,393
GOMOCS.COM GROWTH IN ANNUAL UNIQUE VISITORS 550,000
Colette Murray www.twitter.com/monkygolf
Women’s Tennis www.facebook.com/LadyMocsTennis
‘Pageviews’ have become the common metric for determining the reach of a website. A pageview is logged each time a visitor views a specific page on a website. One user can rack up many pageviews on a site during any one session. As shown in the graph above, GoMocs. com experienced a sharp spike in pageviews from 2011 to 2012.
UTC Mocs Club www.Twitter.com/UTCMocsClub
Women’s Basketball www.twitter.com/LadyMocHoops
332,230 293,252 2007-08
The unique visitor metric is an even more specific way of measuring traffic. It represents the number of individuals who have visited a site in a specific period of time. The graph above also shows GoMocs.com had a significant increase in unique visitors from 2011 to 2012.
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MOCS SPORTS PROPERTIES CORPORATE INVOLVEMENT INCREASES
Mocs Sports Properties (MSP) is a property of Learfield Sports, the official multimedia rights holder and sports marketing arm for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics. MSP provides one-stop shopping for businesses and corporations looking to target loyal Mocs fans and alumni. Since beginning its partnership with Chattanooga Athletics in 2009, MSP has grown property revenues over 94% through the 2011-12 sales year. MSP was the fastest growing of Learfield’s 50 collegiate properties in 2010-11. They kept that going last year by finishing second with a 37% growth in new revenues.
MSP’s partnership with Cohutta Bank netted $3,700 for the local Boy’s and Girl’s Club in Chattanooga.
Headed by General Manager Hank Cobb, MSP retained 92% of all of the renewal dollars from the 2010-11 year, but is not just relying on the same group of sponsors. Cobb and his staff also cultivated relationships with 20 new accounts and expanded partnerships with 26 current clients last season. Some of the notable new accounts included EPB Fiber Optics, Subway, IBEW Local 175, Cohutta Banking Company and Little Caesar’s. Add these to the long-time sponsors of UTC Athletics – Chattanooga Coca-Cola, Krystal, KIA of Chattanooga, Memorial Healthcare, Chattem, Unum and McDonald’s, to name a few– and MSP has an impressive list of corporate partners who see value in working with the Mocs. MSP also handles all of the radio broadcasts and television shows promoting Mocs athletics. Advertising through football and men’s and women’s basketball contests is facilitated by MSP. All corporate sponsorships affiliated with Inside Chattanooga Football and Inside Chattanooga Basketball are also handled by MSP.
MSP GM Hank Cobb presents a Game Ball to State Farm’s Leah Hallock as the sponsor of a Mocs home football game.
Above are some of the more popular corporate sponsorships cultivated by MSP. Partnerships also extend to venue signage, radio broadcasts, internal and external promotions, print and game programs, fan fest, tickets and hospitality, digital and social media and titleships.
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ATTENDANCE OVER 150,000 FANS IN 2011-12
The Mocs get excellent fan support across the board, evident by the 150,000 who came to UTC home events over the last year. UTC led the Southern Conference in attendance in women’s basketball, softball and wrestling, and finished third in men’s basketball and fourth in football.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 10-YEAR ATTENDANCE AVERAGES 2,500 2,400 2,300
The Lady Mocs basketball program has always been head and shoulders above the rest of the league when it comes to average attendance. UTC drew 1,883 fans per game in 2011-12, nearly three times as many fans as Georgia Southern (649), the second-place team in the league’s attendance category. Chattanooga finished the year ranked No. 74 in the nation in average attendance.
After setting a school record by averaging 12,699 fans per game in 2010, football continued to top the 10,000 mark in 2011 with 10,435 in 2011. The Mocs ranked fourth in the SoCon in average attendance behind Appalachian State (26,211), Georgia Southern (17,701) and The Citadel (12,793) last year. UTC finished 2011 No. 32 in the nation in average attendance. Despite a down season on the court, the men’s basketball team still finished third in the SoCon with an average attendance of 2,953. USA Today ran a feature on declining attendance in men’s college basketball in March of 2012, outlining a number of reasons why UTC and teams across the country are seeing smaller crowds. The Mocs still worked hard to draw fans, including the very successful “Blackout” game against UNCG on Feb. 11 that drew more than 5,000 fans. The Southern Scuffle was a pleasant surprise from an attendance standpoint in 2012. The two-day tournament in McKenzie Arena drew nearly 5,000 fans, boosting total attendance and ticket revenues numbers for the year. This event should be even better as it grows in the Scenic City.
The Lady Mocs consistently lead the Southern Conference in average attendance, despite a recent trend of declining crowds.
FOOTBALL 10-YEAR ATTENDANCE AVERAGES 13,000 11 000 11,000
Avg. SoCon Rank
8,000 6,000 5,000
MEN’S BASKETBALL 10-YEAR ATTENDANCE AVERAGES
The football team saw a dramatic increase in average attendance with the arrival of Russ Huesman in the 2009 season.
Women’s Basketball 24,484 1,883 236
4 000 4,000
Men’s Basketball 50,205 2,953 52,182 10,436
Mocs Attendance in 2011-12 Sport
4 100 4,100 3,700 3,300 3,100 2,900
4,040 3 649 3,649 3,492
3 199 3,199 2,953
2 700 2,700
Despite a tough season and declining attendance, the Mocs still managed to draw over 5,000 fans for the Feb. 11 contest against UNCG.
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MEN’S BASKETBALL ALL-TIME RECORDS FALL IN 2012
• Head Coach John Shulman • 11-21 Overall • 5-13 SoCon • 6th/North • Ricky Taylor scored his 1,000th career point on a threepointer in the Mocs’ first round Dr Pepper Classic win over Longwood on Dec. 29, 2011. His 1,225 points ranks sixth in the DI era. He is ninth in three-pointers made (157), 10th in field goals made (408) and 12th in free throws made (252). He had one of the more memorable moments of the season walking at graduation in the morning of December 17, 2011 and then riding to Lexington, Ky., for the Mocs contest with eventual national champion (Kentucky).
Ricky Taylor with framed photo honoring his 1,000th career point. John Shulman (l) and Rick Hart (r) make the presentation.
• Keegan Bell set the Chattanooga record for assists in a career with 538. He passed Tim Brooks (1992-93) and Wes Moore (1996-99) at Kentucky on a basket by Ronrico White. His total of 197 was the third-best season in school history. For his three years, he also accumulated 813 points and 319 rebounds. • Omar Wattad ended his two-year career fourth in threepointers made at UTC with 168. He tallied 820 points over those two seasons which is No. 30 on the DI era scoring list. • Junior forward Drazen Zlovaric made SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays with his slam dunk to open the Mocs’ home win over Elon (Feb. 9). • Chattanooga led the Southern Conference in assists (14.3/ game) and field goal percentage defense (40.7%). Bell led the league in assists (6.2/game) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.2).
Keegan Bell receives Dr Pepper Classic MVP award from Chattanooga Coca-Cola executive Ryan May.
• The Mocs won their 14th Dr Pepper Classic with Bell (MVP), Wattad and Zlovaric earning all-tourney.
Omar Wattad ended his two-year Chattanooga career with 168 three- Drazen Zlovaric made an immediate impact after sitting out a year folpointers made. That ranks fourth all-time. lowing his transfer from the University of Georgia.
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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL THREE NAMED ALL-CONFERENCE
• Head Coach Wes Moore • 22-10 Overall • 16-4 SoCon • 3rd • The Lady Mocs advanced to postseason play for the 12th time in 13 years with an invitation to the WNIT. UTC started the year with the preseason WNIT and posted a 2-1 record. • The Lady Mocs finished third in the Southern Conference, just one game out of first place. • Senior Whitney Hood, junior Kayla Christopher and sophomore Taylor Hall were named to the All-SoCon Coaches Team. Hood was also named to the All-SoCon Media First Team. Hall was named to the SoCon All-Tournament Second Team. • The Lady Mocs ranked eighth in the nation for turnovers per game averaging just 13 miscues per game.
Senior Whitney Hood led the Southern Conference in field goal percentage (.494) and was among the leaders in four more categories.
• Seven Chattanooga women’s basketball players were named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. Six players were named to the Fall Dean’s List and 10 earned a spot on the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll. In the Spring, four were named to the Dean’s List with nine on the Honor Roll. • The Lady Mocs led the Southern Conference in home attendance, averaging 1,883 fans per game at McKenzie Arena. Georgia Southern was a distant second with a 649 home game average.
Sophomore Taylor Hall earned her first all-conference selection and was named to the SoCon All-Tournament Second Team.
Head Coach Wes Moore led the Lady Mocs to their 12th postseason Junior Kayla Christopher was named all-conference by the SoCon tournament in 13 years with a fourth WNIT invitation. coaches. She is ranked fifth all-time at UTC for 3-pointers made with 166.
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CROSS COUNTRY BERRY QUALIFIES FOR NATIONALS
• Head Coach Bill Gautier • Men • 5th SoCon • 9th NCAA Regional • Women • 11th SoCon • 26th NCAA Regional • Men Ranked No. 6 in Final South Region Poll • Men No. 1 in the Nation with a 3.81 Team g.p.a. • Women No. 5 in the Nation with a 3.54 Team g.p.a. • Men Named USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. • Women Named USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. • Senior Chris Berry and sophomore Lucas Cotter were named SoCon All-Conference First Team while junior Mark Cole was named Second Team All-SoCon.
Chris Berry was an All-SoCon performer and ran at the NCAA Championships after placing eighth at the NCAA Regionals.
• Chris Berry earned NCAA All-Region First Team honors with an eighth place finish at the South Region Meet. That showing gave him an automatic bid to NCAA National Championship. He is the 11th Moc to earn an automatic bid and the 13th to compete at the NCAA Championships. • Lucas Cotter earned All-Region Second Team honors placing 26th overall at the NCAA Regionals. • The men’s earned the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honor after posting a 3.81 g.p.a., the highest mark in the nation. Chris Berry was named to the men’s All-Academic Individual Team. • The women’s team had the fifth highest g.p.a. in the nation and was named All-Academic by the USTFCCCA. The Lady Mocs posted a team g.p.a. of 3.73. • Chris Berry became the Mocs’ 13th CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American.
Sophomore Lucas Cotter was named All-Conference at the league championships and earned a spot on the All-Region Second Team.
The men posted the nation’s top g.p.a. and was named an All-Academic The women’s team posted the fifth highest g.p.a. in the nation last fall Team. Chris Berry (right) was a CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American. and was named All-Academic by the USTFCCCA.
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FOOTBALL CLOSE GAMES GET AWAY
• Head Coach Russ Huesman • 5-6 Overall • 3-5 SoCon • T6th • After back-to-back winning seasons at 6-5 in 2009 and 2010, the Mocs slipped to 5-6 in 2011. Chattanooga was just four plays away from being 9-2 overall and tied for the SoCon regular season title. However, the Mocs finished the season 3-5 in the conference thanks to four losses by a total of five points and five losses by a combined 12 points. • Despite playing one of the toughest schedules in the nation, including a trip to Nebraska, the Mocs defense posted impressive numbers. UTC was No. 1 in the SoCon and No. 2 in the nation in opponent 1st downs - 15.1/game; No. 1 in the SoCon and No. 2 in the nation in pass defense - 140.8 yards/ game and No. 1 in the SoCon and No. 5 in the nation in pass efficiency defense - 100.15.
Wes Dothard had a pair of defensive scores, becoming the 44th AllAmerican in UTC history.
• Linebacker Wes Dothard was named First Team All-American while quarterback Terrell Robinson was the SoCon Freshman of the Year. • Chattanooga had seven members earn All-SoCon honors according to the league coaches. The Mocs put three on the first team and four on the second squad. Joel Bradford was the only offensive player chosen, making the second team. Linebackers Wes Dothard and Ryan Consiglio were joined on the first team defense by end Josh Williams. Three defensive backs made the second team, including Chris Lewis-Harris, D.J. Key and Kadeem Wise. • Quaterback B.J. Coleman was taken by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the NFL Draft. The Chattanooga native is the Mocs’ all-time leader with 52 TD passes.
Linebacker Ryan Consiglio was a First Team All-SoCon pick and led the league with 120 tackles last season.
Terrell Robinson stepped in for the injured Coleman and earned the Despite being sidelined for nearly five games with an injury, quarterSoCon Freshman of the Year honor in 2011. back B.J. Coleman capped off a stellar career at UTC in 2011.
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MEN’S GOLF NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
• Head Coach Mark Guhne • Southern Conference Champions • NCAA Bowling Green Regional Champions • 18th at the NCAA Championships • Chattanooga and Stephan Jaeger swept titles at the SoCon and NCAA Bowling Green Regional for the strongest postseason showing in school history. The Mocs lapped the field with a 19-shot victory at the SoCon before coming-from-behind to best No. 3 UCLA and No. 11 Texas A&M in Bowling Green.
The Mocs won the 2012 Bowling Green Regional and went on to finish 18th at the NCAA Championships.
• Jaeger ran away with both medalist honors tying Brad Faxon’s (Furman) league record with his 11-shot win at the SoCon Championship before a four-stroke triumph at regionals. He beat five of the WORLD’S top 20 amateurs including then-No. 1 Patrick Cantlay (UCLA). He tied the school record for wins in a season with three while setting the career mark with four. • Jaeger is the first three-time SoCon Golfer of the Year in league history. He also became the Mocs’ first 1st Team PING All-American. He also notched his fourth straight PING AllRegion and All-SoCon honors. Steven Fox joined him on the all-region and all-league squads. • Jaeger ended the season ranked No. 12 in the nation in the Golfweek/Sagarin Poll. Fox was No. 89 on Golfstat.
Jaeger was named to the PING All-America 1st Team. That’s a first as Jonathan Hodge was on the 2nd Team in 2008.
• UTC shot its third-best stroke average of all-time (292.81). Jaeger bested his own record posting a 71.14. He holds virtually every school record with career marks of 72.10 strokes per 18, four wins, 69 par or better rounds, 29 cards in the 60s, finish pct. (78.5%) and counting pct. (94.1%). His 13-under par total of 203 winning the NCAA Bowling Green Regional set the 54-hole standard.
Junior Steven Fox joined Jaeger on the PING All-Region and All-SoCon Sophomore Chris Robb was runner-up to Jaeger at the SoCon Chamsquads. He ended his season ranked No. 89 in the nation. pionship as four Mocs finished in the top 10.
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WOMEN’S GOLF SOCON THREE-PEAT FOR MOCS
• Head Coach Colette Murray • Southern Conference Champions • 19th at the NCAA Regional • Third straight SoCon Championship • No. 10 in the Nation with a 3.62 g.p.a. • It was a third Southern Conference Championship in a row for the Mocs with a second straight sweep of team and individual honors. The team came back from a 20-plus stroke deficit midway through round two to win by three over UNCG. • Sophomore Jordan Britt captured her first collegiate win at the SoCon. It marked back-to-back medalist honors as former UTC student-athlete, and current pro, Emma de Groot won in 2011 by three shots over Britt. Britt’s total of 222 matched her effort in 2011 claiming a three-shot win over Fanny Cnops (UNCG) who was ranked No. 32 in the country at the time. Britt was named to the All-SoCon team, while Mette Kryger nabbed All-Freshman honors.
The Mocs captured their third straight SoCon Championship. The team made its fifth straight NCAA Appearance (fourth as a team).
• The SoCon Championship was the 12th team title in the five years of the program’s existence. There has been at least one win every season. Britt posted the ninth individual triumph. • The Mocs made their fifth NCAA postseason appearance in as many seasons at the NCAA East Regional in State College, Pa. Chattanooga finished 19th, while individually, Maria Juliana Loza tied for 19th at plus five (221). • UTC ranked among the smartest teams in the nation according to the National Golf Coaches Association. The Mocs recorded a 3.621 grade-point-average which was 21st overall, 10th among NCAA Division I programs. NGCA All-American Scholars Loza and Kryger led the effort. Every member of the 2011-12 squad made the Dean’s List. Loza was the 2012 Dayle May Award winner.
Sophomore Jordan Britt made it back-to-back medalist honors for UTC following Emma de Groot’s 2011 performance.
Freshman Mette Kryger earned SoCon All-Freshman team honors in Senior Maria Juliana Loza is a three-time NGCA All-American Scholar. 2012 along with NGCA All-American Scholar. She was also the 2012 Dayle May Award winner.
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SMITH RANKED SIXTH FOR SCORING • Head Coach J.D. Kyzer • 6-10-2 Overall • 1-9-1 SoCon • 11th • Junior Becca Smith was named to the All-SoCon second team, finishing with a league-high and school-record-tying 16 goals. She also lead the league in scoring, breaking the single-season school record with 37 points overall. • Senior Donna-Kay Henry was named to the All-SoCon first team, finishing with six goals and eight assists. She is the school’s first four-time all-conference selection.
Junior Becca Smith was an All-SoCon selection and CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District and Academic All-SoCon pick.
• Eleven team members made the Academic All-SoCon team, including Andria Aurand, Danielle Barr, Kelly Crew, Samantha Eitner, Shelby Farmer, Donna-Kay Henry, Crystal Mackezyk, Marlee Maynard, Becca Smith, Kelsey Swann and Becky VanHorn. • Lady Mocs had four student athletes with a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall and spring semesters. Eleven team members were named to the Dean’s List in the fall and while 10 made the list in the spring. • Junior Becca Smith was named CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District.
Senior Donna-Kay Henry became UTC’s first four-time all-conference performer after being named All-Conference First Team.
Freshman Crystal Mackezyk was named to the Southern Conference The Lady Mocs read to classes at OLPH school as one of their many All-Freshman team. She had six goals and two assists last year. community sevice projects throughout the year
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FUZZARD CAPS AMAZING CAREER • Head Coach Frank Reed • 39-16 Overall • 20-2 SoCon • 2nd • Senior Michelle Fuzzard was nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year, the Lowe’s Senior Class Award, named SoCon Player of the Year for the second season in a row and was recognized as the SoCon Female Athlete of the Year. Fuzzard was named an All-American by College Sports Madness. • A record nine Lady Mocs were deemed All-SoCon selections, sending four starters to the first team and five to the second team. Junior Sara Poteat went on to be named to the NFCA All-Southern Region first team while Fuzzard and junior Kasey Tydingco were second team selections. • The Lady Mocs .347 batting average was a national-best for the second year in a row. Chattanooga’s 1.91 doubles per game also led the nation.
Senior Michelle Fuzzard set the Chattanooga career standard for total bases (453) and runs batted in (217) during the 2012 season.
• Chattanooga hit a team-record 65 home runs, paced by Fuzzard with 16. Morimoito finished second in the home run race (14) and Tydingco placed third (13). • In addition to being named to the All-SoCon second team, pitcher Taylor Deason, third baseman Sarah Beth Roberts and outfielder Cheyenne Willis were also recognized on the all-freshman team. • Head Coach Frank Reed claimed his 900th career win with a victory over Western Carolina and notched his 400th school win with a 12-1 topping of Bethune-Cookman. Junior Sara Poteat finished the 2012 season with 63 hits, the second year in a row she has collected 60+ hits, and 18 stolen bases.
Senior Vivian Morimoto finished third in the Lady Mocs 2012 RBI chase Freshman Taylor Deason started 28 games, claimed 24 wins and main(61) and blasted 20 home runs in two years at Chattanooga. tained an impressive 2.23 ERA during her first season.
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MEN’S TENNIS MOST WINS SINCE 2007
• Head Coach Carlos Garcia • 14-9 Overall • 4-6 SoCon • 8th • The Mocs went 14-9 in 2011, including a 4-6 mark in Southern Conference action. It was the most wins for the program since 2007 and the most league wins for UTC since going 5-4 in 2007. UTC has increased its win total in each of the last three years. • Junior Manuel Barroetavena led UTC with a 21-8 overall record. The March SoCon Player of the Month went 9-1 in SoCon matches and won 14 of his last 16 singles contests.
Manuel Barroetavena moved up to the No. 2 position during the year and was the SoCon Player of the Month in March.
• Junior Roberto Vieira is a three-time All-SoCon performer who battled a nagging foot injury over the last month of the season. He went 14-12 overall and 10-8 in the spring at No. 1. He earned second team All-SoCon honors for his play this season. • Junior Jackson Tresnan had a 14-8 singles record, all in spring action. He had a nine-match winning streak earlier in the year that won him SoCon Player of the Month honors for February. He was 10-5 at the No. 5 position. • Tresnan represented the Mocs on the SoCon All-Academic team while Parfitt and Crofford were ITA Scholar-Athletes. The Mocs return their entire starting lineup for the 2012-13 season.
Roberto Vieira was named Second Team All-SoCon after going 14-12 at No. 1. It was his third All-SoCon honor.
Jackson Tresnan had a nine-match winning streak at No. 5 that earned Stephen Crofford was one of two Mocs to be named ITA Scholar-Athhim SoCon Player of the Month honors for February. lete in 2012.
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WOMEN’S TENNIS MOST WINS SINCE 1999
• Head Coach Jeff Clark • 16-6 Overall • 6-4 SoCon • 4th • Ranked No. 10 in Final Ohio Valley Region Poll • ITA All-Academic Team Award • The Lady Mocs went 16-6 in 2012. It was the most wins for the program since 1999. The 6-4 mark and fourth-place finish in the Southern Conference make up the best showings in the league since 2001. • Junior Jenna Nurik led the team with a career-high 24-12 singles record, including 15-7 at No. 1. She earned All-SoCon recognition for her singles play for the third year in a row, making the first team for the second time. She was also 2413 in doubles. • Kaylene Chadwell won her last nine singles matches to finish with a 23-10 overall singles record. She was named the 2012 SoCon Freshman of the Year after posting an 8-2 mark in league matches. She was the fourth Lady Moc to win the award in school history and the second in the last three years.
Jenna Nurik was a First-Team All-SoCon selection for the second time in her career, posting a 24-12 overall record at No. 1.
• Playing No. 2, sophomore Alexa Flynn set a career-high with a 19-10 singles record. • The Lady Mocs were just as impressive in the classroom, setting a program record with a 3.66 team g.p.a. in the spring. Four of the eight team members - Nurik, Chadwell, senior Brianna Wishing and freshman Claire Mulyadi - posted a 4.0 in the spring semester. • Flynn, Nurik, Chadwell, Wishing and senior Shaina Singh all earned ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition.
After going 23-10 in singles and 25-10 in doubles in her first season, Kaylene Chadwell was named the SoCon Freshman of the Year.
Senior Emily Hangstefer capped off her career with a 21-9 record in Shaina Singh finished her career with a 20-12 singles record, making singles play. She was 10-5 at No. 4 during the spring dual season. the Academic All-SoCon and ITA Scholar-Athlete teams.
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TRACK & FIELD BERRY SHATTERS SCHOOL RECORD
• Head Coach Bill Gautier • Men • 6th SoCon Indoor • 6th SoCon Outdoor • Women • 9th SoCon Indoor • 10th SoCon Outdoor • Men No. 3 in the Nation with a 3.45 Team g.p.a. • Women No. 25 in the Nation with a 3.40 Team g.p.a. • Men Named USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. • Women Named USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. • Senior Chris Berry shattered the school record in the Outdoor Track 10,000 meter by more than one minute with a 29:17.72 at the Stanford Invitational. He earned an automatic bid to the NCAA East Region Meet and was named all-conference in the 5000 meter at Outdoor championships.
Senior Chris Berry earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Outdoor Regional after shattering the school record in the 10,000 meter.
• Junior Lucas Cotter claimed the SoCon title in the 3000M at the SoCon Indoor Championships with a school record 8:09.89. He also earned all-conference in the 5000M at the SoCon Indoors. • Senior Emmanuel Kirwa and junior Mark Cole were allconference in the SoCon Outdoor Track 10,000M race finishing second and third, respectively. Amanda Sumner was allconference in the 5000M at the Indoor Championships and the 1500M at the Outdoor Championships. • Rookies Dezerick Frazier (400m) Taylor Pannell (High Jump) Patrick O’Brien (1500m) and Keeley Stewart (10,000m) were named to the SoCon All-Freshman team. • Senior Chris Berry was named to the USTFCCCA AllAcademic Team. The men tied for No. 3 in the nation with a 3.45 team g.p.a., while the women were 25th with a 3.40.
Junior Lucas Cotter claimed the 3000 meter title at the 2012 Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Freshman Dezerick Frazier qualifed for the SoCon 400 meter finals and Sophomore Amanda Sumner earned all-conference honors in the Outwas named to the league’s All-Freshman Team. door 1500 meter race and Indoors 5000 meter.
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VOLLEYBALL A NEW DIRECTION
• Head Coach Travis Filar • 6-26 Overall • 3-13 SoCon • 6th/North • Christina Teter was named to the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America Capitol One Academic All-District III First Team. It was her first all-district honor and the fourth straight season a Moc has been recognized by CoSIDA. • Sophomore Jennifer Kuroski led the Mocs in kills with 356 last season. Her 2.83 kills per set average puts her in Chattanooga’s top 10 all-time in the catagory. • Freshman Melissa Green finished second among Mocs in total digs with 399, averaging 3.53 digs per set. • Despite suffering a season-ending injury, senior Ellie Kuhn finished her four-year career as the single-season block assists record holder at Chattanooga, with 103 in 2009, and is second all-time with an average of 0.91 blocks per set at UTC.
Junior Christina Teter was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team as she boasts a 4.0 grade-point average.
• Sophomore Bridget Camacho’s 764 assists was a 2012 team best. Camacho ranks seventh all-time at Chattanooga in assists per set with 8.88. • Junior Paula Passmore tallied 432 digs to lead the Mocs in the catagory. The 2010 SoCon Libero of the Year ranks fourth all-time at UTC in digs with 1632 and is currently second alltime at Chattanooga in digs per set with a 5.16 average. • Travis Filar wrapped up his first season as a head coach. Filar looks to improve on last season’s 6-26 finish. Junior Paula Passmore led the Mocs with 432 digs for the third straight season. Passmore has amassed 1632 career digs at Chattanooga.
Sophomore Jennifer Kuroski paced the Mocs offensive attack with 356 Travis Filar finished his first season at the helm of a youthful Mocs kills. The outside hitter finished second on the team in points with 376. squad with a 6-23 overall record.
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WRESTLING SOCON TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS
• Head Coach Heath Eslinger • 12-6 Overall • 5-1 SoCon • 2nd • SoCon Tournament Champions • T51st at the NCAA Championships • No. 13 in the Nation With a 3.15 Team g.p.a. • NWCA All-Academic Team Award • The Mocs posted a 12-6 overall record and went 5-1 in the Southern Conference. UTC won its 27th SoCon title with a victory at the SoCon Tournament hosted in McKenzie Arena.
Dan Waddell scored a last-second takedown to win the SoCon title and advance to the NCAAs.
• Chattanooga sent five wrestlers to the NCAA Championships, including Nick Soto (133), Dean Pavlou (149), Dan Waddell (157) and Brandon Wright (165) who all won their weight at the SoCon Tournament. Levi Clemons was a late addition at 174 as an at-large bid. • Nick Soto was named the SoCon Freshman of the Year after a stellar rookie campaign with the Mocs. He won the SoCon title at 133 and finished with a 25-8 overall record. Soto burst on the scene with a second-place finish at the Southern Scuffle in January. He is the seventh Moc to be named SoCon Freshman of the Year and the third in the last four years. • Dean Pavlou spent most of the season as the backup to senior Kelly Felix. He finally beat Felix out the week before the SoCon Championships, capitalizing on his opportunity with his second SoCon title at 149. Pavlou went 19-10 overall and 17-10 at 149. He had a sixth-place finish at the Southern Scuffle and a third-place showing at the Appalachian Open.
Nick Soto won the SoCon title at 133 and was named the SoCon Freshman of the Year.
• The Mocs ranked No. 13 in the nation with a 3.15 team g.p.a. according to the NWCA.
Brandon Wright won the SoCon title at 165 in overtime to advance to The Mocs transformed McKenzie Arena into a top-level wrestling venthe NCAA Championships. ue for the 2012 Southern Scuffle.
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GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT SMU 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. During his six-year tenure, Hart 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. Academically, the Mocs showed continuous improvement in the overall grade-point-averages for student-athletes in seven of the last eight semesters - highlighted by a 2.97 g.p.a. in the spring of 2012. Athletically, the Mocs won 17 regular season and 22 tournament championships in the Southern Conference over the last six seasons, more than any other SoCon school. UTC also won its first Germann Cup in 2008 and had a school-record 99th place showing in the NACDA Learfield Director’s Cup in 2009.
Rick Hart with UTC Chancellor Dr. Roger Brown and former UTC Provost Dr. Phil Oldham.
Socially, Hart focused attention on strengthening the relationship between Mocs Athletics and the UTC community. He cultivated and maintained relationships with local and national press that has led to unequalled media attention for a program of this size. He also expanded educational programming for student-athletes, coaches and staff as part of a commitment to learning and personal and professional development. Of all the amazing accomplishments achieved during Hart’s tenure as Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics at UTC, he will be most remembered for the relationships he built throughout the community. Whether it be the student-athletes, coaches, staff, colleagues, fans, alumni or boosters, all benefitted for having a chance to work with Rick for the last six years.
Hart brought with him a professional attitude and atmosphere when he was hired in 2006.
Hart congratulates members of the women’s golf team on Academic Lots of things have changed for the better since Hart’s introductory Night prior to a football game. press conference on May 23, 2006.
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Published on Aug 25, 2012