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FIRST Season At Tennessee FERRIS STATE ‘90 The University of Tennessee announced on Dec. 7, 2012, that Butch Jones has been hired as the 24th head football coach of the Vols. Jones owns a 50-27 record (.649) in six seasons as a head coach and joins UT from the University of Cincinnati, where he finished with a 23-14 record (.657) in three seasons with the Bearcats. Jones was also the head coach for three years at Central Michigan (27-13, .675, from 2007-09). He has won at least eight games in five of his six years as a head coach, including three seasons of nine-plus wins in the last four years (2009, 2011, 2012). Jones also has won 10 or more games twice, finishing 11-2 at Central Michigan in 2009 and posting a 10-3 record and top 25 final national ranking with Cincinnati in 2011. Jones has also finished the season ranked in the top-25 in three of the last four seasons (2009 with Central Michigan and 2011 and 2012 at Cincinnati). “I am very pleased that Butch Jones is the head football coach at Tennessee,” said Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart. “Butch has a track record of success at every program he has led, and he views Tennessee as the job he coveted. We look forward to Butch leading our football program back to prominence.” Jones has won four conference championships in six seasons as a head coach, including the Big East title in 2011 and 2012 with Cincinnati and the 2007 and 2009 MidAmerican Conference titles at Central Michigan. He earned Big East Conference Coach of the Year honors from the league after his 10-win season with the Bearcats in 2011 and earned the same honor from this season. “It is truly an honor and a privilege to be the head football coach at the University of Tennessee,” said Jones. “I understand the values, traditions, and level of expectations that come with this position, and I look forward to being a part of the Vol Nation. “I’d like to especially thank Chancellor Cheek and Dave Hart for giving me this great opportunity, and I look forward to the Vols achieving excellence both on and off the field for many years to come.” The team went on to capture iits second consecutive bowl victory in the Belk Bowl while also finishing with a top-25 ranking. Cincinnati finished the regular season 9-3 with a 5-2 record in the Big East to share the conference


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 COACHING CAREER Year 1987-89 1990-92 1993-94 1995 1996-97 1998 1999 2000 2001-03 2004 2005-06 2007-09 2010-12 2013-

School Tampa Bay (NFL) Rutgers Wilkes Univ. Ferris State Ferris State Central Michigan Central Michigan Central Michigan Central Michigan Central Michigan West Virginia Central Michigan Cincinnati Tennessee

Position Intern Graduate Assistant Offensive Coordinator Running Backs Offensive Coordinator Tight Ends Wide Receivers Running Backs Offensive Coordinator Running Backs Wide Receivers Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach

 HEAD COACHING RECORD Year Team Record Final Rank Conference AP/Coaches 2012 Cincinnati 9-3 RV/22 5-2 (t-1st) 2011 Cincinnati 10-3 25/21 5-2 (t-1st) 2010 Cincinnati 4-8 -/- 2-5 (7th) 2009 Central Michigan 11-2 23/24 8-0 (1st) 2008 Central Michigan 8-5 -/- 6-2 (t-2nd) 2007 Central Michigan 8-6 -/- 6-1 (1st) TOTALS 6 seasons 50-27 32-12 4 Conf. Championships

crown. Jones’s defense ranked 12th in the nation in scoring defense at 17.2 and 12th in red zone defense (70.6%), and Cincinnati has ranked in the top 20 in scoring defense in each of the last two seasons. A staple of Jones’s programs has been success in the classroom. During the first semester under Jones’ leadership at Tennessee, the football team recorded the highest GPA for the program in the spring semester since sport-bysport data began to be tracked by the institution in 2003 while 46 student-athletes posted a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Born: January 17, 1968 Wife: Barb Children: Alex, Adam, Andrew Education: Ferris State ‘90 Hometown: Saugatuck, Mich.

“Coach Butch Jones is a man that not only has the football acumen to bring Tennessee back to it’s rightful place in the SEC, and College Football world, he’s a man that will connect with the “Volunteer Nation,” and “Big Orange Country.” - Former Tennessee defensive back and current FOX NFL analyst Charles Davis “Without a doubt, Tennessee hired a quality football coach in Butch Jones, but more importantly, it hired an even even better man to run its program. He brings a passion and relentless desire for success that will most certainly lead to great things both on and off the field.” - Brian Kelly, Notre Dame head coach, former Cincinnati and Central Michigan head coach “I have been told by people for years that Butch Jones is a rising coach and a star in this business. I did my due diligence and got to know Butch to a degree. I feel that Butch is a star and someone who can coach at any level including the SEC. With the resources at Tennessee he will soar as a coach and will have athletic directors at other schools saying `why didn’t we hire Butch Jones.’ Butch is also a man of integrity and runs the program with integrity. He is an excellent recruiter and it is not a cliché to say that he will turn his players into men and men with integrity.” - Chris Mortensen, ESPN Senior NFL Analyst





In 2011, Cincinnati was the only program nationally to win both its conference championship and its league top academic honor, earning the 2010-11 Big East Team Academic Excellence Award. Also that same year, JK Schaffer of the Bearcats named the 2011 American Eagle Outfitters Big East Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the second consecutive UC player to earn that honor (John Goebel in 2010). In five of his six seasons as a head coach, Jones’s teams have earned bowl appearances. He is 34-12 (.739) in conference play and 32-1 in games in which his teams have held a lead either at halftime or entering the fourth quarter. The 2011 Cincinnati team that finished 10-3 improved six wins from the 4-8 finish in 2010, making the Bearcats the most improved team from a BCS automatic-qualifying conference in the nation that season. Cincinnati also recorded its first bowl win over a BCS opponent, defeating Vanderbilt 31-24 in the Liberty Bowl. The 2011 Cincinnati team led the nation in tackles for loss (8.62 per game) while ranking second in sacks (3.46), sixth in rushing defense (96.2), and 20th in scoring defense (20.31). The Bearcats also led the Big East and ranked ninth in turnover margin (0.92) while the team’s 33 turnovers forced were tied for fourth nationally. Offensively, the Bearcats ranked second in the conference in rushing yardage (178.5 ypg) while scoring an average of 33.3 points per game. During the last two seasons, opponents scored on offensive possessions at a 25.7% rate against Cincinnati, ranking the Bearcats 15th nationally during that time frame. Additionally, opposing offenses scored touchdowns against Cincinnati on only 14.5% of possessions, placing UC sixth in the nation. Cincinnati has placed eight players on the All-Big East

Conference team in each of the last two seasons, including Big East Offensive Player of the Year Isaiah Pead and Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year Derek Wolfe in 2011. Pead closed out his UC career with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, the first time a Bearcat back has accomplished that in almost 25 years. Before accepting the head coaching position at Cincinnati, Jones’s 27-13 record at Central Michigan included a pair of MAC titles, three consecutive bowl appearances, and a No. 23 postseason ranking in 2009. The Chippewas were 22-3 in the MAC during his tenure, and Jones was the only head coach to lead the program to consecutive bowl games as well as the first in the history of the MAC to do so in his first three seasons. One of Jones’ players while coaching at Central Michigan, offensive lineman Eric Fisher, was drafted No. 1 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. Jones recruited Fisher to join the Chippewas 2009 where he went on to a decorated career. Joining Fisher in Kansas City was another Jones product, Travis Kelce who was selected in the third round after playing at Cincinnati. Jones was the wide receivers coach at West Virginia from 2005-06 before he moved to Central Michigan, during which time the Mountaineers went a combined 22-3 and the 2005 squad defeated Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. He served as an assistant at Central Michigan for seven years from 1998-2004, as offensive coordinator (2002-04), running backs coach (1999-2004), and as tight ends coach (1998). Jones was also the offensive coordinator at Ferris State from 1995-97 and at Wilkes University from 1992-95 and also served as an assistant at Rutgers from 1990-92. Jones is a 1990 graduate of Ferris State University in Michigan, where he was a two-year letterman on the football team. His original entry into the coaching ranks was as an intern with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1987-89. Jones and his wife, Barb, are the parents of three sons: Alex (16), Adam (12), and Andrew (6). // @VOL_FOOTBALL ON TWITTER





First Season At Tennessee COLORADO ‘76 • Veteran of more than 30 years in coaching, playing or coaching in 22 bowl games in his career • Helped teams to six conference championships, including four in last seven years • Spent the last three years at Cincinnati, working as the assistant head coach and defensive line coach from 2010-12; added responsibility of defensive run-game coordinator for 2011-12 • Coached the Bearcats to a 48-34 win over Duke in the 2012 Belk Bowl serving as Cincinnati’s interim head coach after Butch Jones left UC for Tennessee • Guided Bearcats to one of the nation’s most improved defense’s in 2011, as UC led NCAA in tackles for loss (8.62), finished second overall in sacks (3.46) and placed sixth in rushing defense (96.23 yards per game) • Cincinnati finished in the top 20 in the NCAA in scoring defense in 2011 and 2012 • Coached at Central Michigan in 2009 as the associate head coach-defense, working with the defensive ends • Coached the Chippewas to the 2010 GMAC Bowl Championship as interim head coach after Jones left CMU to take over at Cincinnati • Coached the defensive line at Michigan from 2005-07, mentoring All-American and Lombardi Award winner LaMarr Woodley, who currently stars for the Pittsburgh Steelers • In 2006, the Wolverines led the NCAA in rushing defense, allowing just 43.3 yards per game • Coached in the Big Ten for a total of 22 years with stints at Michigan State (2003-04), Minnesota (1997-2000) and Indiana (1984-96), where he was the defensive coordinator in 1996 • Also coached at Louisville in 2001 and 2002, coaching Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year Dewayne White, who was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ top draft pick in 2003

 COACHING CAREER Year Team 1977-78 Colorado 1979 North Carolina 1980-83 Northern Illinois 1984-89 Indiana 1990-95 Indiana 1996 Indiana 1997-00 Minnesota 2001-02 Louisville 2003-04 Michigan State 2005-07 Michigan 2009 Central Michigan 2010-12 Cincinnati 2013- Tennessee

Position Graduate Assistant Recruiting Coach Offensive Line Offensive Line Defensive Line Defensive Coordinator Linebackers/ Recruiting Coordinator Defensive Line Defensive Line Defensive Line Interim Head Coach/ Assoc. Head Coach/ Defensive Ends Asst. Head Coach/ Defensive Line Asst. Head Coach/ Defensive Line

• First full-time coaching job came at Northern Illinois from 1980-83, as he helped Huskies to the 1983 Mid-American championship as the team’s offensive line coach • Served as recruiting coach at North Carolina in 1979 after two seasons as a graduate assistant as his alma mater, Colorado in 1977-78 • Played in three bowls as an offensive lineman at Colorado, earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Boulder • Signed a free-agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons in 1976 • Stripling and his wife, Gayle, have three children, Christy, who lives and works in Chicago; Cody, who lives and works in Cincinnati; and Chad who is finishing his master’s degree at Michigan State.



FIRST Season At Tennessee WILLIAMS COLLEGE (MASS.) ‘96 • Coached in seven bowl games, helped teams to six conference championships • Won two NFL division titles, coached in four NFL Playoff games including Super Bowl XLI • Spent three seasons as Cincinnati’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks from 2010-12 • Previously spent three seasons in the same position at Central Michigan (2007-09) and three seasons with the Chicago Bears of the NFL (2004-06) • Was on the Bears coaching staff during Super Bowl XLI in Miami • His offenses have scored 30-plus points in 55.1% of his career games • In 2012, the Bearcats led the Big East in scoring offense, rushing offense, and yards per play 18

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• Running back George Winn, led the conference in rushing yards (1,334), touchdowns and rushing TDs • Under Bajakian, quarterback Zach Collaros became only the second passer in school history to reach the 6,000-yard and 50-touchdown milestone. He left Cincinnati with a 62% completion percentage, 6,278 yards passing, and 51 touchdowns • The Bearcats won conference titles in each of the last two seasons, scoring an average of 33.3 points per game and 385 yards per game in 2011 • In 2012, Travis Kelce set the UC single-season mark for receptions (45), yards receiving (722) and touchdowns (8) by a tight end besting current Philadelphia Eagle Brent Celek’s marks from 2004 • The 2012 Cincinnati team turned the ball over on only 13.1% of possessions, the 20th-best rate in the nation

 COACHING CAREER Position Quarterbacks, Passing Game Coordinator Grad Asst., Defensive Backs Quarterbacks Grad Asst., Quarterbacks Quarterbacks Offensive Quality Control, Wide Receivers Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks Offensive Coordinator/ Quartebacks

• Bajakian and his wife Michelene have two children, Mary (2) and Anna (1) and have another baby on the way, due in August

JOHN JANCEK Defensive coordinator


Year School 1996-97 Delbarton School 1998-99 Rutgers 2000 Sacred Heart 2000-01 Michigan 2002-03 Central Michigan 2004-06 Chicago (NFL) 2007-09 Central Michigan 2010-12 Cincinnati 2013- Tennessee


• The 2011 Bearcats ranked No. 1 in the Big East in total rushing yards as NFL draft pick Isaiah Pead led the conference in rushing yards, rushing yards/game, rushing touchdowns and overall scoring • In 2010, Cincinnati led the Big East in scoring offense (27.1 ppg), total offense (417.3 ypg), passing offense (260.7 ypg), first downs (21.9 ypg), third-down conversions (45.6 pct.) and touchdown passes (27) • Tutored Isaiah Pead, the 2011 Big EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Year who recorded consecutive 1,000-yard seasons from 2010-11 and was a second-round selection of the St. Louis Rams • At Central Michigan, his offenses from 2007-09 were the three highest-scoring teams in school history since the school joined the MAC in 1975 while also breaking or tying 30 school offense records • Coached CMU QB Dan LeFevour, who ended his career with the Chippewas with an NCAA FBS-record 150 touchdowns (102 passing, 47 rushing, 1 receiving) • LeFevour also finished his CMU career with 15,853 yards of total offense, trailing only Hawaii’s Timmy Chang at the time (16,910) • A native of River Vale, N.J. who was an All-New England Small College Athletic Conference and an All-ECAC quarterback at Williams College

First Season At Tennessee GRAND VALLEY STATE ‘91 • Coached in seven bowl games while helping teams to five conference championships and one national championship • Joins the Vols after spending the last three seasons at Cincinnati • Worked as the Bearcats sole defensive coordinator in 2012 after serving as UC’s co-defensive coordinator in 2010 and 2011 • Also served as Bearcats recruiting coordinator for two seasons, signing the Big East’s top recruiting class according the Sporting News in 2011 • Coached UC’s defense to a Top 20 ranking in scoring defense in 2011 and 2012 • Guided UC to the nation’s leading defense in terms of tackles for loss (8.62 per game) and second in sacks (3.46) in 2011 • In 2012, coached Greg Blair to First Team All-Big Easthonors after the senior finished the season leading the Big East in tackles with 138 on the year • Coached 2011 Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year and current Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe as well as First Team All-Big East selections Drew Frey and JK Schaffer • Schaffer, a two-year captain, was the 2011 American Eagle Outfitters Big East Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He is just the fourth player in Big East history to register at least 100 tackles in three consecutive seasons, culminating in a career-high 114 stops in the 2011 season. He earned All-Big East First Team honors in 2011 after he ranked third in the conference in tackles (8.8 per game) • Prior to Cincinnati, spent five seasons at the University of Georgia (2005-09) • Coached the linebackers in all five seasons with the Bulldogs and served as co-defensive coordinator in 2009 • During his five years in Athens, helped the Bulldogs to 48 wins, two BCS Bowl games, an SEC Championship and finished in the Top 10 three times • In 2009, mentored Rennie Curran, who led the SEC in

 COACHING CAREER Year School Position Grand Valley State Grad Assistant 1991 1992-94 Wayne State Defensive Coordinator 1996 Central Florida Defensive Tackles 1996-98 Hillsdale (Mich.) Defensive Coordinator 1999-02 Grand Valley State Defensive Coord./Linebackers 2003 Central Michigan Defensive Line 2004 Central Michigan Defensive Coordinator/D-Line 2005-08 Georgia Linebackers Co-Defensive Coord./Linebackers 2009 Georgia 2010-12 Cincinnati Defensive Coord./Linebackers 2013- Tennessee Defensive Coordinator tackles and was a finalist for the Lombardi and Bendarik Awards before going to the play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers • In 2008, UGA linebacker Darryl Gamble earned the Bronco Nagurski National Player of the Week honor and received an ESPN Helmet Sticker from the College Gameday Final crew after intercepting a pair of passes for touchdowns against LSU • Coached at Central Michigan from 2003-04 working with the defensive line his first year and as defensive coordinator in the second season • Worked at Division II power, his alma mater, Grand Valley State from 1999-2002, helping GVSU to the D-II National Championship under current Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly in 2002 • Also worked at Wayne State (1992-96), Central Florida (1996), Hillsdale College in Michigan (1996-98) • Muskegeon, Mich., native, graduated from Grand Valley State in 1991 and earned a master’s degree from Wayne State in 1994 • Jancek and his wife Kelly have four children, Zac (16), Brock (13), Jack (11), and Brady (10) // @VOL_FOOTBALL ON TWITTER




Asst. Head Coach -Defense / Def. BACKS

First Season At Tennessee MIAMI (FLA.) ‘85 • Coached and played in 15 bowl games while winning five conference titles and a national championship • Coached at Auburn in 2012, serving as secondary coach and marking his tenth year coaching in the SEC • During his impressive tenure has coached, in the last 12 years, 13 all-conference selections, 10 in the SEC, and four All-Americans, three in the SEC • In addition, 16 of Martinez’ athletes have had the honor of being drafted in the NFL draft, including 10 in the last seven seasons • Spent the 2010-11 seasons as the defensive backs coach at Oklahoma, helping Sooners to a 23-5 record and the Big 12 Championship in 2010 • The Sooners, led by All-American and current Denver Bronco Quinton Carter, led the Big 12 in scoring defense (22.1) and finished eighth in the NCAA in pass efficiency defense in 2010 • Prior to Oklahoma, worked as Georgia’s secondary coach from 2001-09 while earning a promotion to defensive coordinator in 2005 • While at Georgia, helped team to 90 wins, two SEC titles, three division crowns, seven bowl victories and six top 10 finishes, including No. 2 in 2007 and No. 3 in 2002 • While he was Georgia’s defensive coordinator from 2005-09, guided defense to several national top statistical rankings including eighth in scoring defense in 2005, fifth in passing defense, eighth in total defense in 2006 and eighth in sacks in 2007 • Served as assistant head coach and secondary coach at Central Michigan in 2000 as the Chippewas led the NCAA in passing defense (149.7 yards per game) • Worked as Central Michigan’s secondary coach in 1998-99, was the secondary coach at Eastern Michigan in 1997, defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Cen-

 COACHING CAREER Year Team Position 1985-86 Miami (Fla.) Graduate Assistant Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers 1988 Bethune-Cookman 1990 Boca Raton (Fla.) HS Secondary Olympic Heights (Fla.) HS Defensive Coord./Secondary 1991 1992-93 Grand Valley State Defensive Coord./Secondary 1994 Central Michigan Secondary Defensive Coord./Secondary 1995-96 Central Florida 1997 Eastern Michigan Secondary 1998-99 Central Michigan Secondary 2000 Central Michigan Asst. Head Coach/Secondary 2001-04 Georgia Secondary Defensive Coord./Secondary 2005-09 Georgia 2010-11 Oklahoma Secondary 2012 Auburn Secondary 2013- Tennessee Secondary tral Florida in 1995-96, secondary coach Central Michigan in 1994 when the Chippewas won the MAC Championship, and defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Grand Valley State in 1992-93 • Coached in the Florida high school ranks in 1991 at Olympic Heights H.S. and in 1990 at Boca Raton H.S. • In 1988 served as the quarterbacks and receivers coach at Bethune-Cookman helping the Wildcats to a MEAC Conference Championship. • Began coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Miami (Fla.) from 1985-86 • A Hollywood Hills, Fla., native, played defensive back for four seasons at Miami, where he won the 1983 National Championship • Martinez and his wife Kim have three children, Christina, Ashley and William


Recruiting Coordinator / WIDE RECEIVERS

First Season At Tennessee Central michigan ‘99 • Has been a part of six conference championship teams, and coached in 2013 Rose Bowl, his seventh bowl game and second BCS game in which he has coached • Spent 2012 as the wide receivers coach at Wisconsin, coaching Jared Abbrederis to First Team All-Big Ten honors. while helping Wisconsin to a Big Ten Championship • Served as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach for Western Kentucky for a single season in 2011, helping lead the Sun Belt’s biggest turnaround • WKU featured the nation’s No. 2 rusher in 2011, Bobby Rainey (141.3 rushing yards per game, 1,695 total yards and 13 touchdowns). WKU tight end Jack Doyle was also the top receiving tight end in the Sun Belt and finished fifth among tight ends in the country in receiving yards 20

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 COACHING CAREER Year Team Position 1999-00 Valparaiso Wide Receivers 2001-02 Bowling Green Graduate Asst., Offense 2003-06 Bowling Green Wide Receivers 2007-09 Central Michigan Asst. Head Coach/ Wide Receivers 2010 Florida Passing Game Coord./ Wide Receivers 2011 Western Kentucky Offensive Coord./ Wide Receivers 2012 Wisconsin Wide Receivers 2013- Tennessee Recruiting Coord./ Wide Receivers




mark for the second time while also surpassing the 3,000yard receiving mark for his career • Anderson and Brown signed NFL contracts, with Brown starting for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV • Brown was named the Steelers’ team MVP in 2011 and earned a Pro Bowl selection after becoming the first player in NFL history with at least 1,000 yards receiving (1,108) and at least 1,000 return yards (1,062) in the same season • Spent 2001-06 at Bowling Green, where he began as a graduate assistant for the offense. He was hired full-time as the wide receivers coach before the 2003 season. His Bowling Green receivers broke nearly every school receiving record. In 2004, he coached a group that produced four receivers with 1,000 yards receiving, and was ranked third-best in the nation by Athlon Sports • Five of his receivers at Bowling Green signed professional contracts • Graduated with a degree in Sports Management in 1999 from Central Michigan, playing wide receiver for the Chippewas from 1994-98 •Azzanni and his wife, Julia, have three daughters: Ava (5), Lyla (4) and Zia (1)


• Was hired by Urban Meyer at Florida following the 2009 regular season and coached in the Gators’ appearance in the 2010 Sugar Bowl. In that game, Tim Tebow ended his career with a personal-best 482 passing yards. Spent the 2010 season at Florida, coaching the wide receivers and serving as the passing game coordinator as UF defeated Penn State in the Outback Bowl • Spent three seasons (2007-09) as the assistant head coach and receivers coach at his alma mater, Central Michigan • His 2009 wide receiver unit was one of the most prolific in college football, ranked ninth in the nation by Athlon Sports, while he was named college football’s Wide Receivers Coach of the Year by in 2009 • In 2009, Bryan Anderson established an NCAA mark with a catch in 53 consecutive games while his teammate, Antonio Brown had a streak of 40 consecutive games with a catch. Anderson and Brown combined for 49 career touchdown receptions, which at the time tied them for the top active duo in the country for combined touchdown receptions • Anderson recorded more than 3,500 yards receiving in his career and Brown eclipsed the 1,000-yard receiving

First Season At Tennessee CASE WESTERN RESERVE ‘00 • Coached in seven bowl games, including one BCS bowl game in helping his teams to four conference championships • Joins Tennessee after three seasons at Cincinnati (2010-12) where he spent each of his seasons with the Bearcats coaching a different position • In 2012, coached safeties and served as the special teams coordinator • Mentored running backs for the Bearcats in 2011 and tight ends in 2010 • Helped the Bearcats to back-to-back conference titles in 2011 and 2012 • Tutored 2011 First Team All-Big East and Big East Offensive Player of the Year Isaiah Pead in 2011, who became the first Bearcat to record consecutive 1,000-yard seasons in nearly 25 years • Offensively in 2011, UC averaged 385 yards per game, and ranked No. 1 in the BIG EAST in overall yardage and rushing yardage while scoring an average of 33.3 points per game on the way to a BIG EAST Conference Championship and a win in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl over SEC foe Vanderbilt • Coached Second Team All-Big East tight end Ben Guidugli in 2010 • In 2010, Cincinnati led the Big East in scoring offense (27.1 ppg), total offense (417.3 ypg), passing offense (260.7 ypg), first downs (21.9 ypg), third-down conversions (45.6 pct.) and touchdown passes (27) • Spent three seasons coaching linebackers at Central Michigan from 2007-09 • Produced an all-conference linebacker in each of his three seasons with the Chippewas • Nick Bellore was an all-conference first team pick in 2008 and 2009, following in the footsteps of former CMU standouts Red Keith and Ike Brown in 2007 • Keith’s 474 career stops rank second in school history

 COACHING CAREER Year Team 2000-01 Akron 2002 Lehigh 2003 Iona 2004 Wayne State 2005-06 Michigan 2007-09 Central Michigan 2010 Cincinnati 2011 Cincinnati 2012 Cincinnati 2013- Tennessee

Position Grad Asst., Defensive Backs Asst. Linebackers Defensive Coord./Linebackers Defensive Coord./Linebackers Grad Asst./Defense Linebackers Tight Ends Running Backs Safeties/Special Teams Tight Ends/Special Teams

and seventh in NCAA Bowl Subdivision history • Served as a graduate assistant at Michigan from 200506 under Lloyd Carr where he worked with the UM linebackers, including All-Big Ten selections David Harris and Shawn Crable • The 2006 Michigan defense led the nation in rushing yards allowed (43.4 yards/game) and ranked 10th in total defense (268.3 yards/game allowed) • Previously served as the defensive coordinator at Wayne State (2004) and Iona (2003), also serving as the linebackers coach at both institutions • Worked with a pair of All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference linebackers at Iona and directed a defense that ranked first in the MAAC in total defense and second in scoring and rushing defense • A 2000 graduate of Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in economics and was a three-time all-conference selection as a defensive back • Earned his master’s degree in eduction from Akron in 2001 • Elder is married to his wife, Lindsey // @VOL_FOOTBALL ON TWITTER




First Season At Tennessee FLORIDA ‘05 • Been a part of teams that have appeared in 11 bowl games and two conference championships (as a player with Florida in 2000, as a coach with West Virginia in 2011) • Coached in seven bowl games, including the Pinstripe (2012), Orange (2011), Alamo (2010), Cotton (2010, 2009 season), Outback (2009), Liberty (2006), and Independence (2005) • Served as running backs coach at West Virginia under Dana Holgorsen (2011-12), at Oklahoma State under Mike Gundy (2009-10), and at South Carolina under Steve Spurrier (2005 as GA/Video, 2006-08 as running backs coach) • Coached for eight seasons, and those teams are a combined 65-37 (.637) • The 2012 Mountaineers team rushed for 171.8 yards per game, almost a 50 yards per game improvement over the team’s 2011 total (122.7) • In 2012, coached running back Andrew Buie, who rushed for a career-high 207 yards at Texas • Coached current NFL running backs Kendall Hunter (San Francisco 49ers) and Keith Toston (Jacksonville Jaguars) at Oklahoma State. Hunter was an All-American for OSU in 2010 and played in Super Bowl XLVII for the 49ers • Coached three All-Big 12 runners at Oklahoma State: Hunter, Toston, and fullback Bryant Ward • At OSU in 2010, Hunter was ninth in the nation with 1,548 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns for a Cowboys offense that

 COACHING CAREER Year 2005 2006-08 2009-10 2011-12 2013-

Team South Carolina South Carolina Oklahoma State West Virginia Tennessee

Position Grad Assistant, Video Running Backs Running Backs Running Backs Running Backs

ranked No. 3 nationally in total offense. The Cowboys rushed for 2,267 yards that season (174.4 yards per game) and led the conference in rushing offense in Big 12 games at 187.8 yards per game • In his first season as the Gamecocks’ running backs coach, the team averaged 144.3 rushing yards, jumping the team’s rushing offense ranking from No. 108 the year before to No. 49 while producing a 61 percent increase in rushing yards • Four-year letterman at Florida at running back that rushed for 1,854 yards and served as team captain in 2001. Graduated from Florida in 2005 • Ended his Florida career ranking second all-time for the Gators in receptions (96) and receiving yards (1,091) by a running back • A native of Hattiesburg, Miss., he and his wife, Crystal, have a daughter, Nola (2), and a son, Wynston (1)


Assistant Coach - OFFENSIVE LINE

First Season At Tennessee west virginia state ‘93 • Helped guide his teams to seven bowl games and five conference titles • Joins Tennessee after three seasons as the offensive line coach at Cincinnati (2010-12) where he coached five Bearcats to All-Big East selections during his tenure • One All-Big East selection included 2010 second team All-Big East offensive lineman Jason Kelce, a 2011 Philadelphia Eagles draft pick who started every game as a rookie • In 2011, UC averaged 385 yards per game, and ranked No. 1 in the BIG EAST in overall yardage and rushing yardage while scoring an average of 33.3 points per game on the way to a BIG EAST Conference Championship and a win in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl over SEC foe Vanderbilt. • The Bearcats led the Big East in rushing in 2011 and 2012 with a combined 189.1 yards per game • In 2010, Cincinnati led the Big East in scoring offense (27.1 ppg), total offense (417.3 ypg), passing offense (260.7 ypg), first downs (21.9 ypg), third-down conversions (45.6 pct.) and touchdown passes (27) • Coached offensive lineman at Central Michigan from 2007-09, during which time Chippewa offensive lineman received a total of six All-MAC selections • In 2009, the CMU offense allowed just 1.21 sacks per game, second in the MAC and 21st in the FBS. For his efforts on the line, redshirt freshman left tackles Jake Olson earned freshman All-America honordable mention acco22

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 COACHING CAREER Year Team 1993-94 Central Michigan 1995-98 Central Michigan 1999-2006 Tulane 2007-09 Central Michigan 2010-12 Cincinnati 2013- Tennessee

Position Graduate Assistant Tight Ends Offensive Line Offensive Line Offensive Line Offensive Line

lades from • Spent eight seasons at Tulane coaching the offensive line • At Tulane, his offensive lines paved the way for the top rusher, all-purpose yardage gainer, top passer, and top scorer in school history • Before joining Tulane, spent his first six seasons as a coach at Central Michigan where he tutord a total of six All-MAC selections for the Chippewas • Mahoney was an all-conference selection and threeyear starter at guard for Marshall University, serving as team captain as a senior in 1990. He was a student assistant at Marshall when the Thundering Herd claimed the 1992 Division I-AA national championship • Earned his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia State in 1993. • Mahoney and his wife Carissa have three children, Jacob (12), Tulia (10), and Domenic (7)

Assistant Coach - LINEBACKERS

• Spent last four seasons in the SEC at Auburn, winning the 2010 season BCS Championship • Coached and played in six bowl games in his career • Worked as Tigers’ linebackers coach in 2012 after serving as safeties coach from 2009-11 • Helped Auburn to ninth-best rushing defense in the NCAA in 2010 (109.1 yards per game) • Came to Auburn after working four seasons at his alma mater, North Carolina from 2005-08, where he was the Tar Heels’ linebackers coach • Named one of the nation’s Top 25 recruiters by Rivals. com in 2007 • Coached at Illinois for two seasons as linebackers coach in 2004 and cornerbacks coach in 2003 • Spent 2001 and 2002 at Bowling Green as the Falcons cornerbacks and special teams coach • First full-time coaching job came as linebackers coach at Tennessee State in 2000 • Served as a graduate assistant at North Carolina from 1998-99 • After an All-ACC career at UNC, was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the 1993 draft

 COACHING CAREER Year Team 1998-99 North Carolina 2000 Tennessee State 2001-02 Bowling Green 2003 Illinois 2004 Illinois 2005-08 North Carolina 2009-11 Auburn 2012 Auburn 2013- Tennessee

Position Graduate Assistant Linebackers Cornerbacks, Special Teams Cornerbacks Linebackers Linebackers Safeties Linebackers Linebackers

• Also played for the Barcelona Dragons in the World League of American Football in 1995-96 • Won four letters as a linebacker with UNC and served as team captain as a senior in 1992 • Thigpen and his wife, Jacinda, have two children, Asia (7) and Raja (3)


First Season At Tennessee NORTH CAROLINA ‘93





First Season At Tennessee WEST VIRGINIA TECH ‘92 • Has been a part of 10 teams that played in bowl games, and four that won conference titles • Spent last three years at Cincinnati as the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance and Director of Football strength and conditioning at the University of Cincinnati • Spent three years at Central Michigan University (2007-09) where he oversaw and directed the strength and conditioning efforts for all 16 CMU varsity athletic programs • Certified strength and conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association and a certified speed and explosion specialist by the National Association of Speed and Explosion • Coached seven Strength and Conditioning All-Americans, eight football All-Americans and more than 80 football players either drafted or signed as free agents by the NFL • In 2009, recognized as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach, the highest honor presented in the field, by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) • Has coached 20 athletes to Strength and Conditioning All-America honors • Spent six years working at Eastern Michigan University as the head strength and conditioning coach from 2001-06 • Worked at West Virginia for seven seasons from 1994-01 • Started as a graduate assistant in 1994 before being named assistant strength and conditioning coordinator in May 1995.

 COACHING CAREER Year Team 1992-93 West Virginia Tech 1994-95 West Virginia 1995-01 West Virginia 2001-06 Eastern Michigan 2007-09 Central Michigan 2010-12 Cincinnati 2013- Tennessee

Position Assistant Graduate Assistant Asst. Strength Coach Head Strength Coach Director of Strength and Conditioning Asst. AD of Sports Performance & Football Strength & Conditioning Director of Strength and Conditioning

• Began career as an undergraduate at West Virginia Tech, as student assistant on both the strength and conditioning staff and football coaching staff • Named head strength and conditioning coach at his alma mater and served as an assistant on the football staff, coaching defensive linemen and special teams in 1992 and 1993 • Earned a bachelor of arts degree in physical education from West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1992 and a master of science degree in physical education from West Virginia University in 1995 • Lawson and his wife, Shannon, have four children, Brittleigh (13), Emma (11), Maggie (8) and J.D. (5) // @VOL_FOOTBALL ON TWITTER





FIRST Season At Tennessee SIENA HEIGHTS ‘88 • A veteran of 25 years in college athletics, Vollmar oversees the operations of the Tennessee football program and is a member senior executive staff • He has been a part of 17 bowl games during his career while helping his teams to four conference titles and a national championship • Comes to the Vols from Michigan, where he spent the last two years as the associate athletic director for football helping guide the Wolverines to back-to-back bowl appearances including a 2011 BCS Sugar Bowl Championship as Michigan finished the year with an 11-2 record • Spent 2008-10 at Alabama where he oversaw the administration of the football program during a time in which the Crimson Tide went 36-5, won the 2009 BCS National Championship and SEC title and appeared in three consecutive bowl games • Worked as an assistant athletic director and director of football operations at Michigan State from 1996-2007, overseeing all phases of the Spartan football program’s operations while also managing construction of a new $12 million football facility • The Spartans appeared in six bowl games during his tenure (’96 Sun, ’97 Aloha, ’00 Citrus, ’01 Silicon Valley, ’03 Alamo and ’07 Champs Sports) • Prior to Michigan State, worked for five years at Syracuse (1991-95), during which time the Orangemen finished 41-15-1, won three bowl games in his five years (’92 Hall of Fame, ’93 Fiesta, and ’96 Gator Bowls) and captured the Lambert Trophy championship in 1992

• At Syracuse, Vollmar was responsible for oversight of recruiting and administration, and four players recruited during his tenure were named to the Syracuse All-Century Team (Donovan McNabb, Kevin Abrams, Donovan Darius, and Kevin Johnson) • Began his career from 1988-90 with Michigan serving as assistant recruiting coordinator and in athletic administration under the late Bo Schembechler and Gary Moeller. During his Michigan tenure, the Wolverines went 28-7-1, winning three Big Ten Championships, with two Rose Bowl appearances and a Gator Bowl appearance • Mike’s father, James, was a running back at Michigan from 1956-58 • Earned a master’s degree in sport management from the United States Sports Academy in 1999, where he was recently named Alumnus of the Year for 2010. • Vollmar currently serves on the Rose Bowl Advisory Committee, the AFCA National Committee for Directors of Football Operations and U.S. Sports Academy Alumni Board • Received a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in speech communication from Siena Heights University in 1988, where he was a pole vaulter on the Saints track and field team • A native of Riverview, Mich., Vollmar graduated from Riverview High School in 1983, the same school that produced former University of Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr, former Vanderbilt head coach Woody Widenhofer and former Colorado head coach Bill McCartney • He and his wife, Tami, have a daughter, Bailey Lauren


FOURTH Season At Tennessee Tennessee ‘98 • Brad Pendergrass returned to Knoxville in 2010 as UT’s director of football operations • Pendergrass’ primary role at Tennessee is to oversee the day-to-day administrative operation of the football program in the areas of budgetary management, team travel, pre-season training camp and bowl planning, as well as serving as head coach Butch Jones’ liaison to all athletics department support units that assist the football team • In 2012, Pendergrass was named to serve on athletic director Dave Hart’s senior administrative staff • Prior to his return to Rocky Top, Pendergrass held the same position for one season at Wisconsin after a fiveyear stint at Mississippi State. His first full-time position, however, was at Tennessee with his alma mater in football recruiting • Pendergrass made the move to Wisconsin in 2009 as the Badgers’ director of football operations and handled the team’s administrative operations, budget, travel, and nonconference scheduling as well as other administrative duties under head coach Bret Bielema 24

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• At Mississippi State, he spent his first three years as assistant to the head coach for Sylvester Croom. Pendergrass was named coordinator of football operations in 2007, and then was promoted prior to the 2008 season to assistant AD for football operations. In that role, Pendergrass was part of athletics director Greg Byrne’s senior staff, while maintaining his responsibilities with the football program • Pendergrass spent 10 seasons with the Vols under head coach Phillip Fulmer -- rising from student manager, to graduate assistant for the coaching staff, to graduate assistant in football operations and later to full-time recruiting assistant • During that 10-year period, the Vols enjoyed 10 consecutive bowl game appearances, highlighted by winning the 1998 national championship and back to back SEC championships in 1997 and 1998 • A native of Huntingdon, Pendergrass received his bachelor’s degree in business/marketing from UT in 1998. He earned a master’s in human performance and sports studies in 2001

ASSISTANT to the Head Coach

• Chris Spognardi spent the last six seasons working directly with current UT head coach Butch Jones at Cincinnati and Central Michigan • Part of two BIG EAST championship teams at Cincinnati and two MAC title teams at Central Michigan • Joins the Vols from Cincinnati where he served as the chief of staff in 2011 and 2012 • Began his career with the Bearcats as the administrative coordinator • At Cincinnati, was responsible for day-to-day operations of the football program

• Served as video coordinator at Central Michigan in 2009 • Spent three seasons as a student assistant with the Chippewas • Earned bachelor’s degree in applied arts and sports management from Central Michigan in 2008 • Began college career at Ashland University (Ohio) where he played wide receiver in 2004 and 2005 • A native of Mansfield, Ohio, he and his wife Nicole, have a son Anthony




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FIRST Season At Tennessee ADRIAN COLLEGE (MICH.) ‘91 • A veteran of the NFL ranks, Welton spent the last nine years with the Cleveland Browns • Welton served as a college scout with the Browns from 2004-13. During his first two years, Welton was the team’s BLESTO scout in charge of covering the Midwest. • Prior to joining the Browns, he served seven years as a head high school football coach • Welton spent the 2003 season with Coloma (Mich.) High School where he guided the team to its first undefeated season and first playoff victory in school history. For his efforts, he was named Lakeland Conference and MHSFCA Region 5 Coach of the Year • Prior to Coloma, Welton spent six seasons as head coach at South Haven (Mich.) High School where he helped revive the program and rebuild the school’s football stadium. Welton also served as head track coach at

South Haven from 2001 until his departure. He taught physical education at the school from 1997 until 2003, when he began teaching special education • Welton also has coached baseball and served as an assistant varsity football coach at Adrian (Mich.) High School from 1990-96 • Born in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Luna Pier, Michigan, Welton attended Erie-Mason High School • He earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education/health from Adrian (Mich.) College in 1991, where he played quarterback and was part of two MIAA championship teams. Welton did his post-graduate work at both Eastern Michigan University and Grand Valley State University • Welton and his wife, Laura, have a son, Tye, and a daughter, Brooke

SCOTT ALTIZER Director - HIGH SCHOOL Relations 20th Season At Tennessee Furman ‘93 • Scott Altizer is in his second tenure on the Vols football staff having served in different capacities on the staffs of Butch Jones, Derek Dooley and Phillip Fulmer during his 20-year career at Tennessee • Altizer returned to the football staff in September 2011 after a brief stint in the athletic department’s event management department

• Altizer has worked in many capacities during his tenure at the university including the position of Director of Football Relations where he was in charge of overseeing all facets of the recruiting process for the Vols • Those duties included the day-to-day operation of the recruiting office, overseeing official and unofficial prospect visits, head coaches recruiting schedule and travel, // @VOL_FOOTBALL ON TWITTER


STAFF and the direction and supervision of all recruiting office personnel • Altizer has also served as the liaison from the football office to the Thornton Academic Center and the Undergraduate Admissions Office as it pertains to prospective student-athletes and their admission process while working with the compliance office to ensure that all Vol football signees have a seamless transition through the NCAA Eligibility Center • In a valued area for the Vols storied program, Altizer has also overseen the walk-on program

• Altizer began his athletic administration career as a graduate assistant in the football recruiting office in 1994. He then served as the Director of High School Relations and was promoted to the Coordinator of Football Operations and was in that role thru the 2008 season • Altizer is a native of Morristown, Tenn. and attended Furman University where he was a four year baseball letterman and enjoyed a brief professional career after graduation in 1993 • He and his wife, the former Sandy Apple of Morristown, have two girls, Samantha and Sarah

ANTONE DAVIS VOL FOR LIFE COORDINATOR SECOND Season At Tennessee Tennessee ‘90 • Antone Davis is entering his second season as the Vol For Life Coordinator for the football team • A Tennessee football All-American and longtime NFL offensive tackle Antone Davis returned to UT after more than two decades after he played with the Vols and earned the Jacobs Blocking Trophy in his senior season of 1990 • Davis spent seven years in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons, playing from 1991-97. He started 87 of his 97 NFL games on the offensive line. Davis was a first-round draft pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1991, who selected him eighth overall • With the Vols, Davis manned the outside of a highly touted offensive line, lettering from 1987-90. He earned the Jacobs Blocking Award as the SEC’s top blocker in his

All-American season of 1990. Davis helped create holes for tailback Tony Thompson in 1990, allowing him to rush for 1,261 yards that season. Davis was a part of two SEC Championship teams, in 1989 and 1990. The Vols captured three bowl games in his tenure, winning the 1991 Sugar Bowl over Virginia, the 1990 Cotton Bowl over Arkansas and the 1988 Peach Bowl over Indiana. The Volunteers were ranked eighth in the final AP bowl of his senior season in 1990 and fifth in his junior year of 1989 • The ultimate goal of the VFL program is to reshape the culture of the program into one that produces not only great players and teams, but even greater men • A native of Fort Valley, Ga., Davis and his wife, Carrie, currently live in Knoxville and have four children


AssT. Director - Football OPerationS

12th Season At Tennessee Troy ‘99 • Heather Ervin is in her 12th year on the University of Tennessee’s football staff and her fifth as the only female in the Southeastern Conference to hold the title of Assistant Director for Football Operations • Ervin helps to manage the head football coach’s daily schedule, while assisting with all non-coaching aspects associated with football operations. This includes arranging summer employment opportunities for studentathletes and working closely with the Thornton Center in monitoring student-athletes’ class attendance • In addition, she serves as chief liaison for all player family event functions, as well as managing the recently created website,, exclusively for player’s families. Ervin is also substantially involved with official and unofficial on campus recruiting visits • On gamedays, Ervin can be found overseeing the Wolf-Kaplan Room pre-game. Post-game, Ervin is sta26

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tioned at the Lauricella Center Lettermen’s Room for post-game functions • The Sweetwater native holds both a bachelor’s degree in health and human services and a master’s degree in sports and fitness management from Troy University, where she played basketball and later served as a graduate assistant basketball coach for two years • She earlier played two seasons at Hiwassee College in nearby Madisonville, Tennessee. While at Hiwassee, Ervin helped the Tigers to a combined 57-10 record and two trips to the NJCAA national tournament • During her days at Sweetwater High School, Ervin set 12 track and field school records and still owns nine of those. She also lettered in basketball and softball • Ervin and her husband, Harry, who also hails from Sweetwater, reside in Maryville with their daughters Jasmine, 11 and Jada, 7 and nephew Jordan, 15


• Joe Harrington enters his 23rd season at Tennessee as the Vols’ sports technology coordinator • His primary responsibilities include compiling and editing game and practice tapes for coaching analysis, cataloging game tapes and producing “cut-ups.” He also manages all equipment and design of the video department, including the team’s state-of-the-art XOS Technologies editing system

• A Camillus, N.Y., native, Harrington graduated from UT in 1990 with a communications degree. The College Sports Video Association has named him SEC Video Coordinator of the Year three times (1997, 1998 and 2003) • Harrington and his wife, the former Tammy Mulling, have three children: Connor, Abigail and Hayden Jane. Tammy recently was appointed Blount County Circuit Court Judge by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, becoming the first woman to serve as a judge in the Blount County judicial system

Condredge Holloway AssT. AD/Student-AthletE Relations


23rd Season At Tennessee Tennessee ‘90



16th Season At Tennessee Tennessee ‘91 • Condredge Holloway is approaching his 16th year on the Tennessee staff and continues to serve as a vital link between the current Vols football staff and its storied history • UT’s Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Relations and Letterman also is one of the most celebrated players in school history • In 2011, Holloway’s amazing career was the subject of an ESPN documentary, “The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story,” produced by Kenny Chesney. It recounted the life and playing days of the SEC’s first African-American starting quarterback • Holloway primarily serves as the department’s liaison with the Lettermen’s Club, assisting with reunions and other projects. Holloway also is the point person for numerous issues surrounding the conduct of a major college football program. Holloway has taken great pride in helping former Vols find their niche in the business world by assisting them with contacts and employment opportunities following graduation • Holloway remains associated in the minds of Tennessee fans with the razzle-dazzle offense he quarterbacked during his undergraduate days of the 1970s • Nicknamed “The Artful Dodger,” Holloway packed excitement into every play, whether it developed into a pass or a scramble • In his three seasons (1972-74) as a starter, Holloway directed the Vols to the 1972 Astro-Bluebonnet, 1973 Gator and 1974 Liberty bowls and an overall record of 25-9-2. He ended his career with the best interception-to-attempt ratio in Tennessee history, throwing just 12 interceptions in 407 collegiate attempts

• In addition to being the first black quarterback at Tennessee and in the Southeastern Conference, Holloway also was the first black baseball player in UT history • The outstanding prospect had been selected out of high school by the Montreal Expos with their first overall pick. Holloway opted instead for a two-sport collegiate career and went on to excel on the diamond. He garnered All-SEC and All-America honors as a shortstop in 1975 and finished with a .353 career batting average • Holloway -- still the owner of UT’s longest hitting streak at 27 games -- was selected to Tennessee’s AllCentury Baseball Team, making him the only UT studentathlete named to all-century squads in both baseball and football • Holloway left Knoxville and played 13 seasons in the Canadian Football League, compiling impressive numbers for the Ottawa Rough Riders (1975-80), Toronto Argonauts (1981-86) and British Columbia Lions (1987). He threw for more than 25,000 yards and rushed for another 3,167 while scoring 155 touchdowns. He was league MVP in 1982 • After his professional playing days ended, Holloway returned to UT and earned his degree • In addition to his induction in Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Holloway is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and the Tennessee Baseball Hall of Fame, among others • Holloway is married to the former Courtney Haralson of Meigs County and is the father of Jasmine and Condredge III // @VOL_FOOTBALL ON TWITTER



Allison Maurer Sports Nutritionist

seventh Season At Tennessee Olivet Nazarene ‘02 • Allison Maurer’s commitment to excellence in sports nutrition is a big part of the Tennessee winning edge • Maurer is one of only 21 full-time Sports Dietitians at the NCAA Division I level. She is responsible for all nutrition education with the Vols and Lady Vols athletes • As part of her duties, Maurer conducts groceryshopping tours for student-athletes, weight-gain and weight-loss programs and performance nutrition -- what Maurer calls “fueling for performance” • She handles meal planning for football and assists with meal planning for baseball, women’s basketball, women’s swimming and rowing. Maurer works closely with Team ENHANCE and Team EXCEL in working with eating disorders, disordered eating, and substance abuse. She conducts body composition testing for various sports teams and educates athletes on how to fuel to improve body composition

• Maurer also teaches an undergraduate nutrition class, “Sports Nutrition for Athletes,” while handling the budgeting, ordering and distribution of NCAA-compliant nutritional supplements for all UT sports • The Holland, Mich., native began her work with the Vols and Lady Vols in October 2007 after three years at Colorado. Her responsibilities there were as sports nutritionist for all programs and assistant strength and conditioning coach for football, tennis, golf and cheerleading • Maurer earned her undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics from Olivet Nazarene University in 2002. She completed her master’s in nutrition and her dietetic internship from Georgia State University in 2003 • She and her husband, Dan, of Addison, Ill., are the parents of Manny, Emilio and Nico

Roger C. Woods Team Chaplain

FOURTH Season At Tennessee Clayton State College ‘98 • Chaplain Roger C. Woods III, a native of Lithonia, Ga., utilizes his visionary leadership and excellent administrative ability to Encourage, Enrich, and Empower youth and young adults. • Chaplain Woods brings with him twenty plus years of experience working with youth ministries and programs. • He is presently the Chaplain at the University of Tennessee with The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) where he serves with Coach Holly Warlick, Coach Cuonzo Martin, Coach Butch Jones and the entire UT Athletic Department. • In addition, Chaplain Woods has also participated in several community initiatives: Co-Chairman of the Pillar of the Community Awards Committee; Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.; Board of Directors

for the Intercollegiate Fine Arts Society, Inc., Juvenile Advocate for DeKalb County for the Winning Circle Inc.; just to name a few. Not only does Chaplain Woods have an awesome ability to reach and mentor people, but he is also an extraordinary role model. His leadership brings to the kingdom, a wealth of competence and exemplary service. • Chaplain Woods has also served and ministered with the following ministers and/or artists: Israel Houghton, Charles and Taylor, B.B. and C.C. Winans, Tyler Perry in his first stage play “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” Shun Pace Rhodes, Ann Nesby, Byron Cage; Donnie McClurkin, and Danny Buggs, former NFL receiver. • Chaplain Woods is married to Tia M. Woods and they have three children, Derrick Ezekiel, Faith Alexandria and Christian Alexander.




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Administrative Assistant


Administrative Assistant

ANGELA SCHWINGE Administrative Assistant

CODY KEMPT FIRST Season At Tennessee MONTANA STATE ‘10 • Cody Kempt comes to Tennessee after one season as an offensive graduate assistant at Cincinnati • Helped lead the Bearcats to a BIG EAST championship and was part of the staff that captured a Belk Bowl victory over Duke • Following graduation in 2010, he served as an offen-

sive graduate assistant at Montana State in 2011 • Played quarterback for the Bobcats for three seasons, throwing for 2,575 yards and 21 touchdowns in 22 games • Began his football career at the University of Oregon where he redshirted in 2006 and played three games in 2007


FIRST Season At Tennessee TENNESSEE ‘08 • Anthony Parker returns to Tennessee after serving as a graduate assistant at Mississippi State (2011-12) and Morgan State (2009-10) • A four-year letterman for the Vols from 2005-08 • Played in 44 career games on the offensive line for Tennessee, including 38 starts, predominantly as an offensive guard • Started all 14 games of the 2007 season, including the

2007 SEC Championship Game, and also started 12 games in 2006 and 2008 as well as one as a freshman at center in 2005 • Named a second team All-American by the Associated Press in 2007 • Also a first team All-SEC honoree from both the AP and league coaches in 2007 as well as second team AP/ Coaches All-SEC accolades in 2008







FIRST Season At Tennessee MARSHALL ‘07 • Chase Gibson arrives at Tennessee after spending the 2012 season as a defensive graduate assistant under Butch Jones at Cincinnati • Helped lead the Bearcats to a BIG EAST championship and was part of the staff that captured a Belk Bowl victory over Duke • Previously served as an assistant linebackers coach and strength and conditioning graduate assistant at UT-

Martin in 2011 • Also spent two years as a physical education teacher and football coach at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester, Ky., and one year as a coach at Pike County Central High School in his hometown of Pikeville, Ky. • Graduated from Marshall with a degree in physical education after a knee injury ended his playing career during his freshman season in 2007.



FIRST Season At Tennessee CENTRAL MICHIGAN ‘10 • Larry Knight comes to Tennessee after spending the past year as a defensive graduate assistant on Butch Jones’ staff at Cincinnati • Helped lead the Bearcats to a BIG EAST championship and was part of the staff that captured a Belk Bowl victory over Duke • Was a four-year letterwinner as a defensive end at Central Michigan from 2006-09, playing his final three years under Jones • Played in 54 career games at CMU starting in 23 of

them including every game during his senior campaign, earning third-team All-MAC honors while helping lead the Chippewas to a conference championship • In his four years at CMU, he made 123 tackles, including 25 for a loss, deflected three passes, forced two fumbles and recorded 13.5 sacks for 79 yards • Participated in four bowl games as a player, while also winning three MAC Conference Championships. • A native of Augusta, Ga., he majored in entrepreneurship at Central Michigan, graduating in 2010 // @VOL_FOOTBALL ON TWITTER





FIRST Season At Tennessee BOWLING GREEN ‘06 • Derrick Lett comes to Tennessee after spending the last four seasons as the passing game coordinator at Bowling Green (Ohio) High School • Began his coaching career at Bowling Green High School in 2009 where he was responsible for the quarterbacks and wide receivers • Played at Bowling Green from 2001-05 under the direction of current Tennessee wide receiver’s coach Zach

Azzanni where he was a part of a 2004 receiving corps that was was ranked third-best in the nation by Athlon Sports • Part of two bowl game victories during his time at Bowling Green defeating Northwestern in the Motor City Bowl 28-24 in 2003 followed by a 52-35 win over Memphis in the GMAC Bowl following the 2004 season • Lett and his wife Andi have two daughters Jaela (4) and Alise (2)



FIRST Season At Tennessee TENNESSEE ‘10 • Terry Fair was a four-year starter at defensive back for UT from 1994-97 • Two-time All-SEC honoree in 1996 and 1997 as a DB and an All-SEC punt returner in 1996, also earned SEC AllFreshman honors in 1994 • Ranks tied for seventh all-time in UT history with 30 passes defended (19 PBU, 11 INT) • First-round draft pick of the Detroit Lions (20th overall) in the 1998 NFL Draft • Played six seasons in the NFL with the Lions, Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams, accumulating 215 tackles, one sack and seven interceptions

• In his rookie season, was named to the NFL AllRookie Team, the All-Pro Team and was tabbed as an alternate for the Pro Bowl • Spent three years on the coaching staff at Phoenix College following his pro career, sending four DBs to Division I schools to continue their collegiate careers • Most recently was a co-host of “The Drive,” a sports talk radio show on WNOX in Knoxville • Earned a degree in psychology from Tennessee in 2010 through the athletic department’s Renewing Academic Commitment program • Fair is married to Sherlone and has three children, Herandre, Delon and Ariyah



FIRST Season At Tennessee CASE WESTERN RESERVE ‘10 • Greg Meyer comes to Tennessee after spending the 2012 season on Butch Jones’ staff at Cincinnati as the special teams quality control assistant • Helped lead the Bearcats to a BIG EAST championship and was part of the staff that captured a Belk Bowl victory over Duke • Served as a graduate assistant at Mississippi State in 2010 and 2011 working with special teams aiding the Bulldogs in the 2010 Gator Bowl and 2011 Music City Bowl, also a part of two MSU teams that won the Egg Bowl


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• Helped lead Case Western Reserve to three consecutive undefeated regular seasons and league championships from 2007-09 • Was a 2008 First Team All-UAA selection as a running back • Served as an intern in the Mississippi State football program in 2009 • Spent the summer of 2008 as an intern with the University of South Florida football program


• Part of two BIG EAST Championship teams at the University of Cincinnati • Spent three seasons with the Bearcats, serving as director of football strength & conditioning with Cincinnati in 2011 and 2012 • Spent three years as the head strength and conditioning coach at Eastern Michigan University from 2007-09 • Oversaw strength & conditioning efforts for all 21 varsity sports, working closely with the football team at EMU • Prior to taking over the head spot at EMU, worked four years as an assistant to current UT director of strength and

conditioning Dave Lawson from 2002-06 • Served as assistant strength and conditioning coach at the United States Military Academy (Army) in 2002 • Was a graduate assistant and volunteer strength and conditioning coach and at West Virginia University in 2000-02 • Earned a master’s degree in athletic coaching education from WVU in 2002 • Received bachelor’s degree from University of Charleston (W.Va.) in sports medicine in 2001 • Recently engaged to Kristen Keve






FIRST Season At Tennessee WINTHROP ‘08

• Comes to Tennessee after serving as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Winthrop in 2011-12 • While at Winthrop, he developed training regimens and programs for women’s basketball, baseball, men’s & women’s Soccer, track and field, men’s tennis, and lacrosse • Served as a graduate assistant for strength and conditioning at Central Michigan for two years, where he worked with four top 25 teams

• He received his Master of Arts in sport administration from Central Michigan in 2010 • During his senior year Adamson was named the 2008 Major of the Year in the physical education program • Earned a Bachelor of Science in health and exercise science from Winthrop in 2008 • Coached football and baseball at Rock Hill High School in South Carolina from 2006-08



FIRST Season At Tennessee CENTRAL MICHIGAN ‘08

• Comes to Tennessee after playing for four seasons in the CFL for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 2009-2012 • A four-year letterwinner at Central Michigan from 2003-07 • Began his career as a running back under the tutelage of Butch Jones in 2003, before moving to safety in 2004

and finally linebacker for the remainder of his career • Reunited with Jones during his senior season, Jones’ first as head coach of the Chippewas. • Signed as an undrafted free agent with the Atlanta Falcons in 2008


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• Comes to the University of Tennessee after spending three seasons at the University of Cincinnati, two as an offensive assistant before moving to strength and conditioning in January 2012 • Spent one year in same position at Central Michigan. • A 2006 graduate of West Virginia University, Myles was a four-year letterwinner for the Mountaineers • Started 29 games at WVU, catching 76 passes for 1,196 yards and 13 touchdowns

• Ranks 10th among WVU receivers in career touchdown receptions • Took part in the 2007 Under Armour Senior Bowl • Prior to entering the coaching ranks, Myles spent three years in the pro ranks with the New York Giants and with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton TigerCats in the CFL // @VOL_FOOTBALL ON TWITTER



ROGER FRAZIER Equipment Manager

30th Season At Tennessee Tennessee ‘82 • Equipment Manager Roger Frazier is responsible for all football equipment issue and maintenance, in addition to handling the purchasing and inventory control of all football game and practice gear • He also serves as president of the SEC Equipment Managers Association and assists in new product development with adidas • The UT graduate began his career in 1978 as student manager before being named equipment manager in spring 1983

• The equipment room was renamed the Roger Frazier and Max Parrott Football Equipment Room, given in their honor by Gordon, Melissa and Hannah Summerfield, in January 2003 • Frazier graduated from Bradley Central High School in Cleveland and played football. He and his wife, Donna, have two children, Brandon and Barrett


Assistant Equipment Manager

28th Season At Tennessee Tennessee ‘84 • Parrott begins his 28th season this year as assistant equipment manager under the direction of Roger Frazier • He began his association with the Volunteers football program as a student assistant in 1980 before coming back in 1985 to take on the equipment room duty on a full-time basis. He was promoted to his current position in 1987 • The equipment room was renamed the Roger Frazier

and Max Parrott Football Equipment Room, given in their honor by Gordon, Melissa and Hannah Summerfield, in January 2003 • Parrott graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School and received his UT bachelor’s degree in Arts and Sciences in 1984. He is married to the former Paige Davis of Lenoir City. They enjoy boating on Norris Lake as well as camping and snow skiing


Assistant Equipment Manager

SIXTH Season At Tennessee Tennessee ‘00 • Allen Sitzler, better known as ‘Hawk’, joined Roger Frazier’s staff as full-time assistant equipment manager in September 2007 • The Cleveland native’s responsibility includes managing the daily operation of the equipment room, from practice to scheduling, supervision of the student managers as well as ordering and maintaining the team’s adidas gear and football equipment • Sitzler graduated from Cleveland High School and then Cleveland State Community College, playing base-


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ball and basketball at both stops, before arriving at UT. He earned his undergraduate degree in communications, with a minor in sport management, and then completed his master’s in sport administration • During those years, Sitzler served as a student manager from 1996-2000, including the last two years as head student manager, before climbing aboard Frazier’s staff in a part-time role

JASON McVEIGH 15th Season At Tennessee Tennessee ‘96 • Jason McVeigh enters his eighth season as Director of Sports Medicine at Tennessee, and his 15th overall with the UT athletics department • McVeigh has been a member of the UT Sports Medicine staff since 1999, when he joined the Vols as the Director of Rehabilitation • Under his supervision, the UT Sports Medicine department has added several key features to assist in the care of UT student-athletes. These include addition of a Team Physician’s Clinic, an on-site X-ray unit, baseline echocardiograms and concussion testing for all student-athletes, a revised substance abuse testing policy, an expanded stateof-the-art physical therapy clinic, as well as development of Team EXCEL, a multi-disciplined program aimed at addressing the complex behavioral health needs of the UT student-athlete • McVeigh graduated Summa Cum Laude from UT in

1996 with a B.S. degree in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry. He then went on to receive his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University in 1999. He is a certified athletic trainer and is also a board certified specialist in sports physical therapy • He is a member of both the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Athletic Trainers Association. He currently serves as the chair of the Editorial Review Group in Athletic Training for Doody Enterprises Inc., as well as being a member of the Client Advisory Board for Aegis Sciences Corp. McVeigh has spoken at several local and national sports medicine conferences on topics related to both physical therapy and athletic training • A native of Buffalo, N.Y., McVeigh graduated from Jonesborough’s David Crockett High. He is married to the former Jennifer Bruorton of Marietta, Ga., and they are the parents of twins, Caitlin and Carson, 5; and Kennedy, 2


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eighth Season At Tennessee Purdue ‘95 • Dr. Chris Klenck enters his eighth season as the head team physician on the UT Sports Medicine staff • Klenck came to Knoxville in November 2006 following a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Indiana University Medical Center. He had served the Indianapolis hospital since June 2001 in the positions of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics intern, resident and chief resident • During fellowship training, Klenck was an assistant team physician for the Indianapolis Colts preseason training camps and assisted at Purdue University, his alma mater. He worked the NFL Scouting Combines in Indianapolis, has NCAA championships experience and served as a team physician in the Indiana high school ranks • Additionally, he has earned board certifications in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Primary Care Sports Medicine

• In January 2013, was named the Sports Medicine Person of the Year by the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society (TATS) • An Evansville, Ind., native, Klenck earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from Purdue before completing his doctor of medicine degree at Indiana University School of Medicine • He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and American College of Sports Medicine • Klenck is married to the former Laura Botto of Dayton, Ohio. They are the parents of three children: Jacob, Ben and Ella // @VOL_FOOTBALL ON TWITTER




EIGHTH SEASON AT TENNESSEE ELMIRA ‘99 • Entering his eighth season as UT’s Assistant Director of Sports Medicine for football and women’s golf • In addition to being a Certified Athletic Trainer, he is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist • A member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association College/University Committee, the Chair of the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association College/University Committee, and the East Regional Representative to the Executive Board of the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Association • Came to the Vols in 2006 after four years at the University of South Florida • Prior to his tenure at USF, Duncanson served as co-

head athletic trainer with the Louisville Fire of the Arena2 Football League, was a seasonal assistant athletic trainer for the New York Jets in 2001 and a summer intern for the New York Giants in 1997 • A 1999 sports science graduate of Elmira College, Duncanson earned his master’s degree in sports administration at the University of Louisville in 2001 • Was named “2005 Athletic Trainer of the Year” and received the “2004 President’s Backbone Award” by the Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida • A Middletown, N.Y., native, Duncanson is married to the former Carrie Clark, a UT letterwinner. The Duncansons have a daughter, Avery, and a son, Cade


THIRD SEASON AT TENNESSEE WEST VIRGINIA ‘04 • Logan Merritt began as an Assistant Director of Sports Medicine in 2011, marking his fifth season overall working with UT athletics • In addition to his role with the football team, Merritt also oversees the sports medicine needs of the men’s golf team, while coordinating the volunteer student athletic training program • In between his UT stops, Merritt served as an assistant athletic trainer for both the University of Louisville (2009-10) and University of Miami (2007-08) football programs • He previously worked for the UT Sports Medicine staff as an intern and graduate assistant athletic trainer for the football program from 2005-07

• Also previously worked as a season-long intern athletic trainer with the NFL’s Houston Texans in 2004-05 • A native of Elkins, W.Va., Merritt graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in athletic training from West Virginia University in May 2004. Merritt went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a Master’s of Science in sport studies with a concentration in sport management in May 2007 • Merritt is currently a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA) and the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society (TATS) • Logan resides in Knoxville, with his wife, the former Catherine Scholfield, and their dog, Oskie



EIGHTH SEASON AT TENNESSEE SAN DIEGO STATE ‘00 • John Dean, MPT, SCS, ATC, is beginning his eighth year as the Director of Rehabilitation with the UT Sports Medicine staff • Dean is a board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy and provides rehabilitation services for UT student athletes • In the fall of 2012, Dean spent two weeks in Vail, Colo. helping members of the U.S. Ski team prepare for their upcoming season • Prior to coming to Tennessee, he worked for the Athletic Association at the University of Florida where he was responsible for treating injuries to the football team. He was also an instructor in the Applied Physiology and Kinesiology Department, teaching a course in rehabilitation • He previously was an athletic trainer at Southern Cal34

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ifornia, working with the football and baseball programs, including the Trojans’ 2003 national champion football team • A native of American Fork, Utah, Dean graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Diego State University in 2000 with a degree in kinesiology. He completed his Master’s degree in physical therapy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill • Dean is an experienced clinician and educator who is active in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the American Physical Therapy Association and has been an invited speaker at numerous regional and national conferences • He and his wife, Kris, live in Knoxville with their daughters, Addison and Tyler

UT Knoxville Chancellor

Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek became the seventh chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Feb. 1, 2009. Through his leadership, the campus is focused on improving the student’s educational experience, enhancing faculty research and scholarship as well as outreach and service. A first-generation college student, Dr. Cheek has set in motion several initiatives to broaden UT Knoxville’s diversity and student access to the university. As the state’s flagship research campus, UT Knoxville is currently ranked as a Top 50 public institution. In early 2010, the campus launched its quest to become one of the Top 25 public research universities in the nation. It helped solidify strategies for growing the research base and graduate programs, improving graduation rates and attracting and retaining top faculty. Dr. Cheek chairs the Board of the International Fertilizer Development Center Advisory Committee, a new global research effort to develop and commercialize clean, environmentally sustainable, cost-effective and renewable fer-

tilizers for the developing world. He serves of the board of directors for the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU), as chairman of the group’s Commission on Food, Environment and Renewable Resources and as a member of the APLU Presidential Advisory Committee on Energy. He serves on the UT-Battelle Board of Governors, the UT Health Sciences Center Board of Directors, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission Master Plan Steering Committee and the UT Athletics Board of Directors. Prior to his UT appointment, Dr. Cheek was a member of the faculty and an administrator at the University of Florida for 34 years, last serving as senior vice president of agricultural and natural resources. Dr. Cheek earned his bachelor’s degree with high honors and his doctorate from Texas A&M University. He received his master’s degree from Lamar University. A native of Texas, he is married to Ileen, and they have two children and two grandchildren.


FIFTH Year At Tennessee Texas A&M ‘69



DR. DONALD BRUCE Faculty Athletic Representative

15th Year At Tennessee Drew University ‘94 Donald Bruce is the Douglas and Brenda Horne Professor of Business in the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and the Department of Economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He joined the UTK faculty in 1999 after receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Syracuse University and his B.A. with honors in Economics from Drew University. As a CBER economist, Dr. Bruce regularly provides objective, non-partisan policy research and evaluation under contracts with an array of government agencies at the federal and state levels. His recent work in CBER has included an ongoing evaluation of Tennessee’s welfare program, Families First, for the Tennessee Department of Human Services, an analysis of teacher supply and demand in Tennessee for the Governor’s Office of Education Policy, and a forecast of expenditures on Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In addition to his CBER research, Dr. Bruce studies the economic and behavioral effects of tax policies on such things as small business activity and owneroccupied housing. His work has been presented and published in a variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and professional meetings. He has testified before Congress on the topic of internet taxation, and he

presented his work on taxes and small business activity before the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform in 2005. Dr. Bruce regularly teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the economics of taxation and the economics of health and health care. He has recently served as the Director of Graduate Studies in Economics and the Director of the Undergraduate Major in Public Administration. Before becoming Faculty Athletics Representative, Dr. Bruce served for two years as chair of the Athletics Board’s Fiscal Integrity and Long-Range Planning Committee. He has also served as chair of the UTK Faculty Senate’s Budget and Planning Committee. Dr. Bruce is an active member of the National Tax Association, the International Institute of Public Finance, and the American, Southern, and Western Economic Associations. His community service has included numerous economic and policy presentations for state and local organizations, volunteer assistance for the Blount County 4-H Program, and a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Lisa Ross Birth and Women’s Center, with two of those years as Treasurer. Dr. Bruce lives in Walland, Tenn, with his wife Jennifer, a mathematics professor at Maryville College, and their daughter Annie, age 5. // @VOL_FOOTBALL ON TWITTER




VICE CHANCELLOR/Director of athletics THIRD Year At Tennessee Alabama ‘71 The University of Tennessee named Dave Hart vice chancellor and director of athletics on Sept. 5, 2011. Hart has held leadership roles in athletics administration at East Carolina University, Florida State University and the University of Alabama. “Dave has done an excellent job of positioning our athletics department to achieve excellence both on the field and in the classroom,” said University of Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. “Our first priority is the student-athlete; Dave has made that his goal from the first day he arrived on campus.” Among the many challenges and goals being addressed in the first two years of his tenure at Tennessee, Hart has led efforts which included the following: • Restructured the athletics department and developed an organizational flow chart. • Redefined the athletic department Mission Statement to focus on the student-athlete. • Created a new Governance Structure going through a “right-sizing” effort in conjunction with the implementation of combining the men and women’s athletic programs into one while setting a direction and vision for all units within the department. • The Compliance Department has been reorganized and capital projects have been reprioritized to dovetail into a strategic plan, which is in the process of being finalized, for the next 5-to-10 years. • Policies and procedures have been strengthened throughout the department, as has overall communication. • Fan experience enhancement options at Neyland Stadium and Thompson-Boling Arena have been prioritized as well. In December, Hart hired Butch Jones from the University of Cincinnati as the head football coach at the University of Tennessee. Since assuming his new role, Jones has brought a renewed sense of energy and optimism to the program as the Vols approach his first season at the helm. Hart also hired Holly Warlick to follow the legendary Pat Summitt as the head coach of Tennessee’s women’s basketball program, and Warlick led the Lady Vols to the SEC championship, an Elite Eight appearance, and a 27-8 record in her first season. In 2012-13, Tennessee also won national championships in three events and finished third nationally in women’s swimming and diving under Matt Kredich, the former UT women’s coach whom Hart chose to lead a combined men’s and women’s swimming and diving program. Hart also hired Brian Pensky to lead the Tennessee soccer program, and the squad made an NCAA tournament appearance in Pensky’s first season. Also last year, the men’s golf program reached the final round of the NCAA tournament. In just under two years at Tennessee, Hart has worked with Chancellor Jimmy Cheek and Provost Susan Martin to strengthen the long-term financial model for Tennessee Athletics while making considerable strides in improving the academic support structure for UT student-athletes, including the hiring of Dr. Joe Scogin as senior associate athletics director and assistant provost to lead the Thornton Student Life Center. Comprehensive athletic success exemplified Hart’s tenure as the Florida State athletic director, as a combined 35 ACC Championships were won by 10 different Seminole athletic programs during his tenure. Additionally, the Seminole football team won nine ACC titles and appeared in four national championship 36

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games, winning the 1999 BCS National Championship with a Sugar Bowl victory over Virginia Tech. The men’s outdoor track and field team also claimed two national championships during his tenure, while the baseball program appeared in the College World Series five times and the softball program won nine ACC titles and played in the Women’s College World Series. During Hart’s last year at Florida State, the Seminoles finished 15th in the Directors’ Cup, an all-time high for the institution at that time. Additionally, during Hart’s three years at Alabama, the Crimson Tide football team claimed the 2009 BCS National Championship and the individual athletic teams posted a combined eight top-three finishes nationally over the last three years. Hart has more than 20 years of service as a director of athletics. “It is a privilege to be Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics at the University of Tennessee,” Hart said. “To be entrusted to lead one of the nation’s elite athletics programs is an exciting opportunity and one that I cherish.” Highly respected as a visionary and industry leader, Hart’s career has featured service as the president of both the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the Division IA Athletics Directors’ Association. A former recipient of the Robert R. Neyland Award honoring lifetime achievement, Hart has also been named by his colleagues as the Athletic Director of the Year for the Southeast Region in both 2000 and 2005, one of a few select individuals to receive the honor multiple times. During his 13 years at Florida State, Hart negotiated unprecedented, multi-million dollar contracts for the department totaling in excess of $175 million. He also devised and executed an extensive and comprehensive facilities master plan for athletics that eclipsed the $150 million mark. Hart initiated a multi-faceted Student Development/Life Skills program for all student-athletes at FSU, an endeavor recognized nationally as a “Program of Excellence” by the Division I-A Athletics Directors’ Association. He spearheaded the rewriting of the department’s mission statement to put the student-athlete at the core of athletic department priorities in its goal to build comprehensive excellence throughout all components of the department. “Dave is as good an athletic director as there is in the country,” legendary Florida State Head Football Coach Bobby Bowden said. “He’s as sharp of an AD as I’ve been around in 57 years. He knows what’s important, and he’s a builder.” Hart took a leadership role in the FSU athletics department’s first major capital campaign, in concert with Seminole Boosters, which raised more than $75 million for athletics facilities and served as the catalyst for a subsequent effort. Within the Facilities Master Plan, there were several state-of-the-art facilities constructed, including a soccer/softball facility, a state-of-theart golf facility and teaching center, a basketball training center and major renovations to the tennis and volleyball facilities. The Moore Athletics Center and Dick Howser Baseball Stadium ranked among the nation’s best. A new aquatics facility and a renovation to the track facility were finalized in 2008. In recognizing Hart’s position within intercollegiate athletics, ACC Commissioner John Swofford said, “Dave Hart is one of the best and most respected athletics administrators in the business. He thoroughly understands the nuances of major college athletics, and he has superb values to go along with his vast experience in the field. He is a proven leader at the conference and national levels.”


sions regarding post-season football format options and similar issues related to the football postseason. In addition to his prominent leadership roles nationally, Hart chaired and had direct involvement with the renegotiations of both of the ACC’s football and basketball television contracts and chaired the ACC Television Committee as well as the ACC Men’s Basketball and Football committees. He also served as Chairman of the NCAA Football Board of Directors where he represented NACDA and served with commissioners of Division I-A conferences as well as past NCAA President Myles Brand. Hart served as Executive Director of Athletics at Alabama from August 2008 until accepting his leadership role with the Volunteers. A 1971 Alabama graduate, Hart played basketball for the Crimson Tide under legendary head coach C.M. Newton and earned a master’s degree from UA in 1972 while working as a graduate assistant basketball coach. A popular speaker at the national level, Hart has made numerous speaking presentations nationally and presented seminars on such topics as student-athlete welfare, marketing, gender equity, facility master planning, negotiation skills and personnel transition. He was an instructor at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Management Institute for 10 years and currently is an annual presenter at the Division I-A Athletics Directors’ Institute sharing with peers his knowledge and experiences relating to athletics administration. Hart met his wife, the former Pam Humble, while at Alabama. Pam is a 1970 graduate of The University of Alabama, and the couple has three children: Rick, who serves currently as the athletic director at SMU, Jamie and Kelly. The Harts are the grandparents of five grandchildren: Trevor, Caroline, McKinley, Olivia and Kingsley.


While at FSU, Hart made many key hires, including the hiring of FSU’s first two African-American basketball coaches, including current men’s coach Leonard Hamilton, as well as their first African-American senior-level administrator. Under Hart’s direction, FSU formalized a varsity club to encourage the participation of former student-athletes in athletic department activities. He also placed a significant focus on the growth of women’s athletics at FSU, a commitment reflected in increased funding, competitive success and facility upgrades. Academic success also accompanied Hart’s time at FSU, as the school became home to the inaugural National StudentAthlete of the Year, a State of Florida Woman of the Year recipient, and two Rhodes Scholars. A record number of FSU studentathletes made the ACC Academic Honor Roll, were recipients of NCAA post-graduate scholarship awards and obtained degrees. Student-athlete community service involvement became a priority under Hart with student-athletes contributing more than 5,000 hours in community outreach projects. Hart has also earned the Athletics Directors’ Award for advancing the quality and progress of student-athletes and the athletics program while at Florida State. In 2008, he received the James J. Corbett Award, the highest honor bestowed by National Association of College Directors of Athletics. Hart’s commitment to service includes considerable time on numerous national and conference committees, including the NCAA Council, the NCAA Honors and Awards Committee and the NCAA Special Events and Postseason Bowls Committee, and he has been a consultant to the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Council. Hart was one of 11 athletic directors nationally who worked with an advisory group of athletic directors to presidents and conference commissioners in ongoing meetings and discus-


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