Foster, Lady Mocs Begin Practice Monday

Friday, September 27, 2013

Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Jim Foster will begin his UTC coaching career with the first offical practice on Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the Chattem Basketball Practice Facility.

The Lady Mocs open the 2013-14 season at home against Alabama in the second game of a double-header. UTC is in the midst of a 26-game home-court win streak that is second best in the nation behind Baylor.

Chattanooga is returning starters Ashlen Dewart (SoCon Tournament MOP, All-Conference), Taylor Hall (All-Conference, All-Tournament) and Alex Black (All-Tournament) along with SoCon All-Freshman Team member Tatianna Jackson. Chattanooga’s lineup will feature six seniors, two juniors, two sophomores and five freshmen.

Coach Foster has 783 career wins and, since the NCAA began hosting women’s championships in 1982, has taken 26 teams from three schools to the NCAA Tournament. His 1992-93 Vanderbilt team went 30-3 and advanced to the Final Four. Season tickets are on sale at the McKenzie Arena box office or online at GoMocs.com. For the first time, UTC is offering reserved seating for every home game to its fans.


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