Lady Mocs Host "Throwback" Game Saturday, February 8

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

For one afternoon, the Chattanooga women’s basketball team will travel back in time and you are invited along for the ride.

On Saturday, February 8, the UTC women’s basketball team will host Southern Conference rival Appalachian State in a “Throwback” game at Maclellan Gymnasium.  All UTC women’s basketball alumni are invited to be part of this special journey that tips off at 2:00 p.m. (E.S.T.)

All former women’s basketball student-athletes are invited to the UTC Mocs Club VIP reception in the Tennessee Room at the University Center prior to the game (1:00 p.m.) and a section of seating will be reserved for you and your family. Relive the past as you mingle with fans and supporters of the program, as well as your former teammates, coaches and support staff.

UTC Athletics is extending FREE admission to the game and the VIP Reception for all women’s basketball alumni that RSVP by Noon on Friday, February 7.  To RSVP, simply fill out the form on the gomocs.com website.   You may also contact Caleb Whitted (423-425-4773 - caleb-whittted@utc.edu), the Director of the UTC Mocs Club, if you have any additional questions.   

This year marks the 40th season of varsity women’s basketball at UTC. Cheer on the Mocs as they defend their Southern Conference title and battle it out for championship No. 19.

In 1974 Grace Keith was brought onboard to lead the first women’s varsity team. After two seasons, she was succeeded by former player Sharon Cable Fanning, who led UTC into the Southern Conference in 1982. Chattanooga won five regular season titles in six seasons under Fanning .

Fanning departed after 11 years, leaving the program in the hands of former assistant Craig Parrot. Under his tutelage, the Mocs would make their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 1989 and return three years later.

1998 marked the 25th year of women’s basketball in Maclellan and the first year of Wes Moore’s 15-year tenure. Moore led Chattanooga to 12 Southern Conference regular season titles, nine NCAA Tournament appearances, an historic win over Rutgers in 2004 and a thrilling defeat of perennial powerhouse Tennessee to start the 2012-13 season.

This year, UTC is led by Hall of Famer Jim Foster who is quickly approaching 800 career wins. He is only the second coach at any level to lead three different teams to at least 200 wins. He began his career at St. Joseph’s where he guided the Hawks to 248 victories. He moved on to Vanderbilt and racked up 256 wins. At Ohio State, Foster posted an overall record of 279-82 and was inducted this past summer into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville.


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