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Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

Tennessee Tech

Visiting Team Guide Updated November 2013

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University Quick Facts

Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

School...........................................................................................Tennessee Tech University Location............................................................................................ Cookeville, Tenn., 38505 Founded................................................................................................................................. 1915 Enrollment..........................................................................................................................11,118 Team Nickname................................................................................................ Golden Eagles Colors............................................................................................................... Purple and Gold Conference................................................................................................................ Ohio Valley Affiliation................................NCAA Division I (Football Championship Subdivision) President........................................................................................................Dr .Philip Oldham Director of Athletics...............................................................................................Mark Wilson Faculty Representative...................................................................................Dr. Jeff Roberts Senior Woman Administrator.................................................................Tammie McMillan Athletics Department Telephone.................................................................. 931-372-3940 Ticket Office Telephone.................................................................................... 931-372-3940 Website...............................................................................................................TTUsports.com Facebook....................................................................................................................TTU Sports Twitter........................................................................................................@TTUGoldenEagles Head Athletic Trainer............................................................................................ Joe Erdeljac

Table of Contents Letter from the Director of Athletics..................................................................................... 3 Athletics Staff Directory...................................................................................................... 4-6 Sports Information............................................................................................................... 7-8 Programs and Facilities.....................................................................................................9-19 Maps and Directions....................................................................................................... 20-21 Emergency Contacts/Disaster Response Plan................................................................22 Preferred Lodging, Restaurants and Entertainment.....................................................23 Appendices/Forms........................................................................................................... 24-26

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Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

July 1, 2013

To Whom It May Concern: In anticipation of the 2013-14 athletics season, we’ve compiled information that will be helpful for your game day travel to Cookeville, along with travel information forms to be returned, if necessary, for respective sports. This will better prepare us to handle any needs and/or concerns that you may have. This packet of information also contains information pertaining to all of Tennessee Tech’s athletics programs, including facilities, contact information, and health and safety information. Additionally, it provides a list of preferred lodging and restaurants in the Cookeville area, as well as local entertainment options, and maps and directions of the campus and surrounding area. For specific facility information or game day inquiries, please feel free to contact Matt Dexter or Tyler Birdwell, Directors of Athletics Facilities/Game Management, at 931-372-3945 or 931-267-1043, or via email at mmdexter@ tntech.edu or at tbirdwell@tntech.edu. On behalf of Tennessee Tech Athletics, welcome to Cookeville! Sincerely,

Mark Wilson Tennessee Tech Director of Athletics

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CONTACT NUMBERS FOR TENNESSEE TECH UNIVERSITY (Area Code 931 for all numbers) For every e-mail address, add @tntech.edu

Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

University President’s Office Dr. Philip Oldham University President

372-3241

poldham

Athletic Director’s Office Mark Wilson Director of Athletics Kim Nash Administrative Associate for A.D.

372-6306 372-6306

mwilson knash

Academic Support Lance Jasitt Asst. A.D. for Academics & Student Welfare Marilyn Borch-Jensen Academic Administrative Associate Justin Hilliard Academic Advisor Ashlee Kiser Academic Advisor Virginia Lewis Academic Coordinator

372-6236 372-3943 372-3155 372-3153 372-6248

lpjasitt mbjensen jhilliard akiser vlewis

Athletic Development Kevin Bostian Associate A.D. for Development TBA Athletics Development Intern

372-3929 372-3929

kbostian

Business and Personnel Tammie McMillan Assistant Athletics Director/SWA Patrena Hicks Administrative Associate

372-3944 372-3942

tmcmillan phicks

Compliance Frank Harrell Mandy Thatcher Nancy Greene

372-3939 372-3949 372-6260

fharrell amiller ngreene

Corporate Sales and Marketing Leveda Dexter Director of Corporate Sales & Marketing Casey Scarlett Marketing & Promotions Intern Bobby Long Marketing & Promotions Intern

372-3937 372-3669 372-3669

lbirdwell cscarlett rlong

Facilities and Events Matt Dexter co-Director, Facilites and Events Tyler Birdwell co-Director, Facilities and Events

372-3945 372-3945

mmdexter tbirdwell

Assoc. A.D. for Sports/Compliance Coordinator of Compliance/Special Events NCAA Certification Analyst

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Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

Faculty Athletics Representative Dr. Jeff Roberts Faculty Representative

372-3365

jjroberts

Media Relations Rob Schabert Assistant Athletics Director Mike Lehman Sports Information Coordinator Joceyln VerVelde Sports Information Coordinator Dylan Vazzano Sports Information Coordinator Matt Wagner Video Coordinator

372-3088 372-6139 372-3293 372-3883 372-3293

rschabert mlehman jvervelde dvazzano mwagner

372-3934 372-3968 372-3934 372-3968

jerdeljac agraham rkaplan dredmond

783-2463

mcruz

372-3941 372-3940

szimmerman kkmeredith

372-6278 372-6234 372-6234 372-6234 372-6234

cpugh saschweitz21 mshewett42 aurbano kslowery42

372-3918

rburroughs

372-6469

aneff

Sports Medicine Joe Erdeljac Head Athletics Trainer Adam Graham Assistant Athletics Trainer Randi Kaplan Assistant Athletics Trainer Dan Redmond Assistant Athletics Trainer CRMC Sports Medicine at Tennessee Tech Mario Cruz Physical Therapist Ticket Office Sandy Zimmerman Kim Meredith

Financial Associate/Ticket Office Manager Administrative Associate

Athletic Performance TBA Director/Head Strength Coach Scott Schweitzer Graduate Assistant Matt Hewitt Graduate Assistant Adam Urbano Coordinator Katie Tallant Graduate Assistant Golden Eagle Spirit Robin Burroughs Head Cheerleading Coach Sports Technology Andrew Neff Video Coordinator

Directory as of Nov. 10, 2013

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Athletics Administration Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

Mark Wilson Director of Athletics (931) 372-3961

Joe Erdeljac Director of Sports Medicine (931) 372-3934

Rob Schabert Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Information (931) 372-3088

Kevin Bostian Frank Harrell Associate Athletics Director Associate Athletics Director for Development for Sports/Compliance (931) 372-3929 (931) 372-3939

Tammie McMillan Assistant Athletics Director for Business & Personnel/SWA (931) 372-3944

Tyler Birdwell co-Director of Facilities/ Game Management (931) 267-1043

Leveda Dexter Director of Corporate Sales & Marketing (931) 372-3937

Matt Dexter Director of Facilities/ Game Management (931) 267-1043

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following tech Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

The Tech Sports Information staff provides information about the student-athletes and staff of Tennessee Tech’s 14 intercollegiate teams. The staff works hard to make following the Golden Eagles as easy as possible for media and fans, including daily updates on TTUsports.com, game notes, e-mail newsletters, Facebook and Twitter updates. We encourage you to check TTUsports.com for the latest news regarding all of Tech Athletics. As always, if there is something else you need, please ask us!

Covering Tech For complete details on covering Tech, please contact the Sports Information Office at (931) 372-3088. t GAME DAY MEDIA PASSES: Credentials for working media and photographers covering Tennessee Tech’s home games will be handled by Rob Schabert, Sports Information Director (football, XC, tennis), Jocelyn VerVelde, Sports Information Coordinator (volleyball, women’s basketball, softball), Mike Lehman (men’s basketball, baseball), Dylan Vazzano (soccer,softball). Tennessee Tech follows the guidelines set forth by the NCAA governing the issuance of credentials. Media credentials will be issued to accredited sports writers of daily and weekly newspaper. Similarly, photo and sideline passes will be issued only to accredited members of the photo media working for newspapers, magazine and television stations. All press requests should be made to the TTU Sports Information Office AT LEAST TWO DAYS prior to game day and will be carefully screened to ensure a professional working atmosphere. Space is limited in the media areas, and seats will be assigned first to members of the media who cover Tech on a regular basis and to opponents’ media. Spouses, dates, pets and minors will not be permitted in the press box/press row. All requests for media credentials should be directed to the Tennessee Tech Sports Information Office. The mailing address is P.O. Box 5057, Cookeville, TN 38505. You may call (931) 372-3088 or send an email to: sportsinfo@tntech.edu. t SIDELINE CONTROL: Tennessee Tech follows guidelines set forth by the NCAA in sideline control. The NCAA has established a sideline control policy to keep those areas free from congestion. Only those photographers on assignment will be given sideline passes. t PARKING SPACE: Media parking for all events is located in the lot adjacent to Eblen Center, unless special provisions are needed for equipment. Parking passes should be requested with media passes. t WEEKLY GAME NOTES: Tennessee Tech’s Sports Information Office prepares weekly game notes, including statistics, records and game information. Weekly game/team notes are also available in PDF format on the Tech web site. t PRACTICES: As a general rule, all Tech practices are open to the media and the public. Please notify the Tech Sports Information Office if you plan to attend practices. Television stations and photographers may shoot the first 30 minutes of practice only. No post-practice interviews will be allowed without prior approval. t PLAYER INTERVIEWS: All player interviews must be arranged through the Sports Information Office. This policy allows us to arrange a time that will not interfere with a student-athlete’s academic schedule, which has top priority. No interviews will be granted in the day prior to any game. Please note: No player’s phone number will be given out. t POST-GAME PRESS CONFERENCE: FOOTBALL: Coach Watson Brown and selected players will be available to the media in the meet- ing room in the West Stadium lower level approximately 15-20 minutes after the game. Quick stats will be provided at the press conference. Complete game stats and play-by-play will be available in the press box approximately 15 minutes after the contest. The Visiting Team will be invited to visit the Interview Room first after each home game (win or lose). Visiting team post-game plans will be announced in the press box during the game, and the visiting SID will be available to bring requested players along with the coach. BASKETBALL: Head coaches and selected players will be available outside team locker rooms fol lowing each contest. Quick stats will be made available immediately upon the conclusion of the games. OTHER: Please communicate with the proper SID contact regarding post-game procedures for all other sports.

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Additional Information t LIVE WEBSTREAMING: Live webstreaming will be available for select sports via the all-new OVC Digital Network. Any inquiries pertaining to live streaming should be directed to Brandon Goodwin and Matt Wagner (931) 372-3293.

Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

t WEEKLY LUNCHEONS: Coach Watson Brown speaks each Monday during the season at the Football Insider’s Lunch in the Eagles Nest of Eblen Center. Basketball coaches Steve Payne and Jim Davis will appear each Tuesday during the season at the Basketball Sideline Lunch. Please contact the Ticket Office if you would like to attend. No media filming will be allowed, but interviews can be arranged at the conclusion of the event. t BROADCAST BOOTHS/SPACE: Radio space and radio phone lines are reserved for Cookeville Communications radio and the officially designated visiting radio station. These booths are located on the upper level of the press box for football and along press row for basketball. One television booth is also available in the football press box, which is reserved for WCTE TV or any visiting national TV. t FOOD SERVICES: For football, a pre-game meal will be served on the upper level of the press box beginning approximately one-and-a-half hours before gametime. Soft drinks will be available throughout the game. At basketball games, soft drinks are available throughout the game. For doubleheaders, pizza will be provided along press row.

TTU Sports Information ROB SCHABERT t Director of Sports Information (football, cross country) (931) 372-3088 MIKE LEHMAN t Sports Information Coodinator (golf, men’s basketball, baseball) (931) 372-6139 DYLAN VAZZANO t Sports Information Coordinator (soccer, softball) (931) 372-3293 JOCELYN VERVELDE t Sports Informatio Coordinator (volleyball, women’s basketball, track) (931) 372-3923 MATT WAGNER t Sports Information Coordinator (video, webstreams) (931) 372-3883

WCTE TV For the 33rd consecutive year, football fans in the Upper Cumberland and mid-state region will enjoy watching Tennessee Tech football on WCTE-TV. In addition, WCTE TV will carry select basketball games. The PBS Station for the Upper Cumberland, WCTE TV has been televising Tech athletic events since 1980. The station continues the tradition under the direction of station General Manager Becky Magura and Producer Rick Wells.

Golden Eagle Sports Network

Roger Ealey

Buddy Pearson

Dylan Vazzano

Tennessee Tech Athletics and Cookeville Communications are partnering once again in 2013 to provide full coverage of every exciting Golden Eagle football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball game on the Golden Eagle Sports Network. Every football game broadcast can be heard on 98.5 Kiss FM, the 50,000-watt FM station with coverage throughout the Middle Tennessee region and into Southern Kentucky. Basketball games will air on Fox Sports Radio 106.1 The Eagle. Veteran radio personality Roger Ealey returns for his 20th season as the Voice of the Golden Eagles. For football games, Ealey will be joined in the broadcast booth by local sports expert Buddy Pearson. Additional insight from the sidelines will come from Dylan Vazzano. In addition to the on-air broadcasts, games can also be heard on the Internet at www. KissFM985.com

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Football Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

HEAD COACH Watson Brown • (931) 372-3930 • wbrown@tntech.edu ASSISTANT HEAD COACH -- OFFENSE/OFFENSIVE LINE Dewayne Alexander • (931) 372-3199 • dalexander@tntech.edu ASSISTANT HEAD COACH -- DEFENSE/DEFENSIVE LINE Sam Williamson • (931) 372-3935 • swilliamson@tntech.edu ASSISTANT COACH -- OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR / QUARTERBACKS Steven Brown • (931) 372-3198 • sabrown@tntech.edu ASSISTANT COACH -- DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR / LINEBACKERS Donn Landholm • (931) 372-3936 • dlandholm@tntech.edu ASSISTANT COACH -- NICKELS/BANDITS Chris Grimes • (931) 372-3914 • cgrimes@tntech.edu

TEAM MANAGERS John Albertson Bryce Arnold Kevin Beaty Lee Gatts Alex Hutto Zack Huddleston Jerome Kline Taylor Waller

ASSISTANT COACH -- QUARTERBACKS Tre Lamb • tlamb@tntech.edu ASSISTANT COACH -- SECONDARY Sidney Powell • (931) 372-3931 • spowell@tntech.edu ASSISTANT COACH -- RECEIVERS Lee Sweeney • (931) 372-3932 • lsweeney@tntech.edu Assistant CoacH -- TIGHT ENDS Orlandus Kirby • (931) 372-3933 • okirby@tntech.edu

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT STAFF Debbie Parker - Football Admin. Asst. (931)372-3930

Football Facility: Tucker Stadium (16,500)

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Visiting Team Information -- FOOTBALL ONLY STADIUM: Tucker Stadium (capacity: 16,500) is located on the Tennessee Tech University campus and features the Motz Group 24/7 synthetic grass turf field. Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

LOCKER ROOM: The Visitors’ Locker Room is located on the West side of Tucker Stadium. Tennessee Tech Athletics will furnish parking for three team buses, equipment truck and managers/trainers’ vehicles in the main West parking lot. A staff member from the Athletic Facilities Department will lock and unlock the locker room upon arrival. Please contact the Director of Athletic Facilities/Events, at (931) 267-1043 regarding any requests that you may have. VISITING TEAM PRACTICE: Tucker Stadium will be available to visiting teams for practice on the day before the game from 1-2:30 p.m. (CST) and from 6-8:30 p.m. (CST) Please contact the Director of Athletic Facilities/Events, at (931) 267-1043, to schedule a practice time. Please indicate the preferred practice time (CST) well in advance. POLICE MOTOR ESCORT: A police motor escort may be provided to your team courtesy of the Cookeville City Police Department or University Police. For any help in coordinating a police escort, please contact the Director of Athletic Facilities/Events, at (931) 267-1043. Please indicate when you will require a police escort. WILL CALL TICKET INFORMATION - All Will Call opens one hour prior to kickoff and closes after halftime. GENERAL WILL CALL General Will Call is located at the Northwest Ticket Booth off 12th Street. PLAYERS/COACHES/TEAM GUESTS: The TTU and visiting team players’ guest entrance is located at the 50-yardline behind the West Stadium, midway between the two ticket booths. Tennessee Tech University follows NCAA guidelines regarding players’ complimentary admissions. For more information regarding will call for player guest admissions, please contact Sandy Zimmerman, Tennessee Tech Ticket Office Manager, at (931) 372-3941. CHEER/DANCE/BAND Will Call for Cheerleaders, Dance Team and Band is located at the Northeast Ticket Booth on Peachtree Avenue. www.TTUsports.com 10


Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

SIDELINES: The visiting team is located on the West side of the stadium on the same side as the press box and visiting team locker room. Sideline credentials will be provided upon request from the Director of Athletic Facilities/Game Management, at (931) 267-1043, and are required for all sideline access on game days. Per OVC requirements, each visiting team is LIMITED TO 30 SIDELINE PASSES. The team bench area extends from the 25-yard line to 25yard line. Players must stay off the track with their cleats on. The sideline area will be equipped with benches, two tables, electrical outlet and water outlet. Sideline passes can be mailed to you, or held and given to you upon arrival. PRESS BOX/COACHES BOX: The visiting team coaches box is located on the North end of the press box. The coaches box may be reached by walking up the stairs and entering the North side door and going up the spiral staircase. The coaches’ box credentials will be included with the team credentials. ATHLETIC TRAINERS: Ambulance services will be available to transport any injured player(s) to Cookeville Regional Medical Center. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joe Erdeljac, Director of Sports Medicine, at (931) 372-3934. VIDEO/FILM POSITIONS: Camera positions are available for game filming at the North end zone lift (one camera) and from a location on the second level of the press box (one camera). If a team requests additional camera locations, they will be placed outside on a platform. Visiting team will be responsible for its own electrical power (if needed) and protection from weather. For more information regarding game filming arrangements, please contact Andrew Neff at (931) 319-3603. PRESS CREDENTIALS: Please contact Rob Schabert, Sports Information Director, at (931) 372-3088, or via email at rschabert@tntech.edu. VISITING FOOTBALL TEAM TRAVEL INFORMATION: Please complete the three informational pages (appendix A) found at the end of this packet (pages 24-26) and return the pages to the Director of Athletic Facilities/Events, via fax at (931) 372-3114, or email to bshannon@ tntech.edu, as soon as possible.

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Men’s Basketball MEN’S HEAD COACH Steve Payne • (931) 372-3952 • spayne@tntech.edu Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

ASSISTANT COACH Frank Davis • (931) 372-6115 • fdavis@tntech.edu

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT STAFF Debbie Turnbow Administrative Associate (931)372-3956

ASSISTANT COACH Rick Cabrera • (931) 372-3952 • hrcabrera@tntech.edu ASSISTANT COACH Brian Kloman • (931) 372-3951 • bkloman@tntech.edu DIRECTOR OF BASKETBALL OPERATIONS Gus Fraley • (931) 372-3953 • gfraley@tntech.edu

Women’s Basketball WOMEN’S HEAD COACH Jim Davis • (931) 372-6292 • jldavis@tntech.edu ASSISTANT COACH Erin Batth • (931) 372-6294 • ebatth@tntech.edu

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT STAFF Jessica Morgan Administrative Associate (931) 372-3921

ASSISTANT COACH Allison Clark • (931) 372-3922 • amclark@tntech.edu ASSISTANT COACH Bart Walker • (931) 372-3926 • bmwalker@tntech.edu DIRECTOR OF BASKETBALL OPERATIONS Brooke Evans-McKinnon • (931) 372-3927 • bevans@tntech.edu

Basketball & Volleyball Facility: Hooper Eblen Center (9,280)

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Volleyball HEAD COACH Dave Zelenock • (931) 372-3924 • dzelenock@tntech.edu Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

ASSISTANT COACH Lola Oladinni• (931) 372-3992 • ooldadinni@tntech.edu ASSISTANT COACH Cassandra Joyner• (931) 372-3992 • cjoyner@tntech.edu

Baseball HEAD COACH Matt Bragga • (931) 372-3925 • mbragga@tntech.edu ASSISTANT COACH Brandon Turner • (931) 372-6546 • bmturner@tntech.edu ASSISTANT COACH Cody Church • (931) 372-6546 • cchurch@tntech.edu VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH Kyle Medley • (931) 372-3853 • kmedley@tntech.edu DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Larry Bragga • (931) 372-6546 • lbragga@tntech.edu

Baseball Facility: Bush Stadium at The Averitt Express Baseball Complex (1,100)

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Softball Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

HEAD COACH Bonnie Bynum • (931) 372-6552 • bbynum@tntech.edu ASSISTANT COACH Tiffany Wilkinson • (931) 372-6552 •twilkinson@tntech.edu ASSISTANT COACH Terry Acheson • (931) 372-6552 •tlacheson@tntech.edu

Softball Facility: Tech Softball Field (1,000)

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Soccer Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

HEAD COACH TBA

TEAM MANAGERS Britinie Bobrick Oceana Richards

ASSISTANT COACH Rachel Yepez • (931) 372- 6226 • ryepez@tntech.edu ASSISTANT COACH Corey Boyd • (931) 372-6226 • cboyd@tntech.edu

Soccer Facility: Tech Soccer Complex

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Golf

Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

HEAD COACH Polk Brown •931-372-3994 • pbrown@tntech.edu ASSISTANT COACH Carla Hazelwood •931-372-3994 • chazelwood@tntech.edu

Ironwood Golf Course 3801 Ironwood Road Cookeville, TN 38501 931-528-2331

Scenic rolling course with Bentgrass greens and Bermuda fairways. Home of Tennessee Tech University golf teams. Featuring 18 holes, par 72 with lighted driving range and putting green. Open to the public. For greens fees and additional course information, please visit: www.ironwoodgolfcourse.net

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Tennis

Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

HEAD COACH Kenny Doyle • (931) 854-0569 • kdoyle@tntech.edu GRADUATE ASSISTANT COACH TBA

Tennis Facility: Tech Campus Tennis Courts

Cross Country/Track & Field Coaching Staff HEAD COACH Tony Cox • (931) 372-3749 • tcox@tntech.edu

Track & Field Facility: Tucker Stadium Track

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Athletic Performance Center

The Athletic Performance Center provides Tennessee Tech student-athletes with an indoor practice facility to use year-round, providing them the opportunity to work on every aspect of their game 12 months a year. 18


Athletic Performance Center Building a Better Athlete: Tech’s Athletic Performance Center In the Spring of 2011, Tennessee Tech held a Grand Opening for its brand new, state-of-the-art Athletic Performance Center for Golden Eagle studentathletes. The 25,000 square-foot facility will benefit every Golden Eagle student-athlete. Considered as the finest such facility in the Ohio Valley Conference, the APC features 10,000 square-feet for the new strength & conditioning room and 10,000 squarefeet for indoor practice facility. At an estimated cost of $2 million, the facility is located west of the softball complex close to Pine Ave. To help Tech’s student-athletes by providing support for the purchase of equipment, please contact Kevin Bostian, Associate Athletics Director for Development, either by phone (931-372-3929) or emai: KBostian@tntech.du.

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting March 24, 2011

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Driving directions to Tucker Stadium From points east and west on I-40: Take Willow Avenue exit (exit 286); turn north onto Willow Avenue and proceed three miles; Tucker Stadium will be on your right.

Media Parking: Unless other arrangements are made with the Sports Information Office, all media parking is in the South Lot next to Eblen Center, about one block from Tucker Stadium.

West Stadium

University Drive

Lot B

Lot A

Public Parking

Overall Field

East Stadium

Lot D

Peachtree Avenue -- No Parking

12th Street

Stadium Drive 98.5 Kiss FM Tailgate Park

Public Parking

Tennis Courts

Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

From points north and south on SR 42/111: Exit at Cookeville/Algood exit and turn west onto 10th street; proceed three miles to Washington Avenue, and turn right; proceed 2/10 mile to 12th Street and turn left; after 1/2 mile, the campus and the stadium will be on your left.

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Emergency Contacts & Emergency Action Plan EMERGENCY CONTACTS Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

MEDICAL: Cookeville Regional Medical Center Putnam County Ambulance Service American Red Cross Tennessee Department of Public Health

931-528-2541 931-528-1555 931-526-4252 931-528-7531

POLICE: Cookeville Police Tennessee Highway Patrol (local office) Putnam County Sheriff’s Office

931-528-8484 931-526-6143 931-528-7531

WEATHER: National Weather Service -- Nashville

615-754-4633

EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN A member of the athletics training staff will be on site for all intercollegiate athletic events at Tennessee Tech. A certified athletics trainer will be within close proximity of each venue. If requested by the visiting team, the certified athletics trainer on duty will evaluate the injury and develop an action plan for its disposition. A team physician from the orthopedic group will be on call at the hospital. In an emergency situation that requires transportation via ambulance, the senior athletics trainer on duty will contact the TTU Police Department to dispatch an ambulance. Upon activation, the police will contact local emergency medical personnel and meet them on campus to escort them to the athletic venue. In a nonemergency situation that requires immediate care from an off-campus provider, the senior athletics trainer on duty will communicate with the visiting athletics trainer or the coaching staff as to treatment options and will assist the visiting team members with transportation and referral information. The athletics training staff will be of assistance if necessary.

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Sports Medicine/ AthleticS Training HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER Joe Erdeljac • (931) 372-3934 ASSISTANT ATHLETICS TRAINERS Chuck Cushman 931-372-3940 Adam Graham 931-372-3968 Randi Kaplan 931-372-3940 Dan Redmond 931-372-3940 Kaitlyn Levan (GA) 931-372-3934 Michael Brown (GA) 931-372-3934 ATHLETICS TRAINING FACILITY Tucker Stadium; East Phone: (931) 372-3934 Pre-Event Services available to (with prior arrangements): Men’s and women’s cross country Men’s and women’s basketball Men’s and women’s track and field Baseball Softball Soccer Volleyball Tennis Services: • Supportive taping* • Padding • Cryo-therapy (ice bags and cups)** • Hydrotherapy (hot and cold)** • Moist heat packs • Intermittent compression therapy • PROM/AAROM** • Ultrasound** • US Combination** • PRE/PNF Exercise** • E-stim: High volt, Russian, interferential, microcurrent** * Please bring your own supplies ** If your team is traveling without an athletic trainer

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Lodging, Restaurants and Entertainment

Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

Hotels/Motels

Restaurants

Baymont Inn & Suites 1151 South Jefferson Avenue Cookeville, (931) 525-6668 Best Western Thunderbird Motel 900 South Jefferson Avenue Cookeville, (931) 526-7115 Comfort Suites 1035 Interstate Drive Cookeville, (931) 372-1881 Country Inn & Suites 1131 South Jefferson Avenue Cookeville, (931) 520-3800 Motel 6 1100 South Jefferson Avenue Cookeville, (931) 528-1040 Days Inn 1296 South Walnut Avenue Cookeville, (931) 528-1511 Fairfield Inn & Suites 1200 Sams Street Cookeville, (931) 854-1050 America’s Best Value Inn 897 South Jefferson Avenue Cookeville, (931) 526-9521 Hampton Inn 1025 Interstate Drive Cookeville, (931) 520-1117 Key West Inn 663 South Willow Avenue Cookeville, (931) 525-1110 Ramada Limited Suites 1045 Interstate Drive Cookeville, (931) 372-0086 Red Roof Inn 1292 South Walnut Avenue Cookeville, (931) 528-2020 Clarion Hotel 970 South Jefferson Avenue Cookeville, (931) 526-7125 Holiday Inn Express 1228 Bunker Hill Road Cookeville, (931) 528-9938

Buffalo Wild Wings (931) 520- 0872 Cheddar’s Casual Cafe (931) 526-7715 Chili’s (931) 372-0014 Cosmopolitan Grill (931) 372-2081 Cracker Barrel (931) 372-2002 Crawdaddy’s West Side Grill (931) 526-4660 El Tapatio (931) 520-4393 Logan’s Roadhouse (931) 526-9595 Mamma Rosa’s Italian Restaurant (931) 372-8694 Mauricio’s Ristorante Italiano (931) 528-2456 Nick’s Restaurant & Lounge (931) 528-1434 Ocha Restaurant (931) 528-6542 O’Charley’s (931) 520-1898 Outback Steakhouse (931) 372-2145 Red Lobster (931) 520-8422 Ruby Tuesday (931) 520-0011 Seven Senses Food and Cheer (931) 520-0077 Spankies (931) 528-1050 Subway/South Willow Ave. (931) 372-0322 Subway/South Jefferson Ave. (931) 526-2469 Subway/N. Washington Ave. (931) 526-1483 Westside Deli (931) 854-9378

Parks and Entertainment Area Parks Burgess Falls State Natural Area (931) 432-5312 Cane Creek Recreational Area (931) 520-4386 Center Hill Lake (931) 858-3125 City Lake Natural Area (931) 528-1313 Edgar Evins State Rustic Park (931) 858-2446 Golden Mountain Park (931) 526-5253 Hidden Hollow (931) 526-4038 Golf Courses Ironwood Golf Course (931) 528-2331 Belle Acres Golf Course (931) 526-8834 Cookeville Golf Club (931) 526-5526 Mountain Ridge Golf Course (931) 839-3313 Southern Hills Golf Course (931) 432-5149 White Plains Golf Course (931) 537-6397

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FOOTBALL TEAM TRAVEL INFORMATION

TENNESSEE TECH VS. _________________________________ DATE OF GAME _________________________________ Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

CARRIER:

CHARTER _________________________________

COMMERCIAL _________________________________

FLIGHT NUMBER _________________________________

ARRIVAL DATE/TIME (CST) _________________________________

POINT OF ARRIVAL _________________________________

(Just in case we need to get in touch with you prior to arrival)

ACOMMODATIONS:

TEAM HOTEL _________________________________

ADDRESS _________________________________

_________________________________

PHONE NUMBER (

)

-

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:

BUS CHARTER _________________________________

NUMBER OF:

TEAM BUSES _________________________________

FACULTY/STAFF BUSES ____________________________

CHEERLEADER BUSES _________________________________

BAND _________________________________

TOTAL # OF BUSES _________________________________

MANAGER/ATHLETIC TRAINER VAN _________________________

(Please indicate if they will be arriving on a bus instead)

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NAME OF THE DRIVER FOR EACH VEHICLE AND INDICATE WHO THE VEHICLE IS FOR (ex. Athletic Director, President, Director of Operations, etc.) Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

1. _________________________________ 2. _________________________________ EQUIPMENT TRUCK:

DATE OF ARRIVAL _________________________________

TIME OF ARRIVAL (CST) _________________________________

PRACTICE:

TIME OF ARRIVAL (CST) _________________________________

EXPECTED TIME OF DEPARTURE (CST) _____________________

NUMBER OF BUSES _________________________________

GAME DAY ARRIVAL TIMES (CST):

TEAM BUSES _________________________________

EQUIPMENT TRUCK _________________________________

ATHLETIC TRAINERS/MANAGERS _____________________________

CHEERLEADERS _________________________________

VISITING TEAM EMERGENCY CONTACT:

CONTACT PRIOR TO ARRIVAL _________________________________

TITLE _________________________________

PHONE NUMBER (OFFICE) ( ___ ) ____ - ________

(CELL) ( ___ ) ____ - ________

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CONTACT UPON ARRIVAL _________________________________ Tennessee Tech Athletics 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Phone (931) 372-3940 Fax (931) 372-3114

TITLE _________________________________

PHONE NUMBER (OFFICE) ( ___ ) ____ - ________

(CELL) ( ___ ) ____ - ________

VIP/ALL-ACCESS PASS REQUESTS:

(NAME, TITLE)

1. _________________________________ 2. _________________________________ 3. _________________________________ 4. _________________________________ 5. _________________________________ 6. _________________________________ 7. _________________________________ 8. _________________________________ THIS FORM WAS COMPLETED BY:

NAME _________________________________

TITLE _________________________________

PHONE NUMBER (OFFICE) ( ___ ) ____ - ________

(CELL) ( ___ ) ____ - ________

Please return the completed form to: Tennessee Tech University Department of Athletics Attn: Director of Facilities & Events 1100 McGee Blvd. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN. 38505 Office: (931) 372-3945 Fax: (931) 372-3114 Email: mmdexter@tntech.edu or tbirdwell@tntech.edu

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