UTC Women's Football Clinic A Success
Friday, July 25, 2014
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga head football coach Russ Huesman and his wife, Amy, hosted the fifth annual Women’s Football Clinic at Finley Stadium Friday evening.
The event helps fund Huesman's Huddle, a very popular allotment of tickets donated by Mocs fans, alumni and supporters that are used to provide free admission to home football games to underprivileged fans.
The night began with a social hour that included a wine tasting and finger foods. The opening meet-and-greet gave participants a chance interact with the Mocs football coaches, as well as a number of the department’s administrators and support staff – including Coordinator of Student Support Services Lisa Tarr.
The clinic portion included a classroom session on the basic points of college football. Offensive coordinator Jeff Durden, defensive coordinator Adam Braithwaite and special teams coach B.J. Hogan all entertained the crowd with an informal overview of each area of the field. Participants to answer trivia questions pulled from the session were awarded prizes, including t-shirts and other Mocs merchandise.
The second half of the clinic moved to Davenport Field at Finley Stadium, beginning with an equipment rundown in the locker room. The team’s uniforms, facilities and field was on display for the ladies. After a team photo, the teams – outfitted in Chattanooga’s gameday jerseys – stormed onto the turf through the Mocs helmet tunnel.
Once on the gridiron, the fun began with warmup exercises and various drills. Divided among Blue and White teams, the ladies went head-to-head on offense and defense. There were a number of big plays, a punt, pass and kick competition and multiple touchdown celebrations.
Treece Mulkey won the night’s punt, pass and kick competition. Gilda Mayes took home the crown for best touchdown dance.
The event concluded back in the Stadium Club with a question-and-answer session with the coaches’ wives. After door prizes were handed out, the ladies were reminded to be ready for the home opener Sept. 6 as the Mocs take on rival Jacksonville State at 6 p.m.