The Jim Foster Era of Chattanooga women's basketball begins Monday night as the Lady Mocs host Lee University on an exhibition at 7 p.m. at McKenzie Arena.
UTC opens the season against Alabama Friday at 7:30 p.m. in a men's and women's basketball doubleheader at McKenzie Arena. The men play NCAA D-III foe Covenant College at 5:30 p.m.
A member of the womens basketball hall of fame, Foster replaces Wes Moore who resigned after last season and is the current head coach at N.C. State.
This will mark the second straight home start against an SEC school. Last year, the Lady Mocs defeated No. 20 Tennessee to open the season. Chattanooga evened its series against the Tide at 5-5 last year with a 72-58 win at Foster Auditorium in Tuscaloosa.
UTC will travel to Tennessee on November 14 for its first road contest this season then return home for three straight home contests including Belmont (11/17), UAB (11/21) and Auburn (11/24). Chattanooga’s next eight games will all be on the road beginning with a three-game tournament in Honolulu against Minnesota (11/29), Hawaii (11/30) and Colorado State (12/1).
UTC Coach Jim Foster
Foster has coached at Vanderbilt, Ohio State and St. Joseph's with a 783-307 record in 35 years.
Coach Moore was at UTC for 15 seasons and won 12 Southern Conference regular season titles and 11 SoCon tournament championships.
UTC is SoCon Pre-Season Pick: Chattanooga was selected by the SoCon Coaches and Media to defend their regular season crown. Seniors Ashlen Dewart and Taylor Hall were named all-conference by the coaches and Dewart was the pick for preseason Player of the Year.
The Lady Mocs also received a bit of national attention as well. They were ranked No.16 by Lindy’s Magazine in the preseason poll and received 41 votes in the AP Top 25 preseason poll last week, good enough for No. 31.
Reserved seating is being offered for the first time for all regular season games and will include parking. Call the McKenzie Arena box office at 423-266-6627 (MOCS) for more information and join the Mocs Club today!