Lookouts Group Sales Manager Morgan Billups Named the Southern League’s Woman of Excellence

Friday, September 5, 2014
The Southern League announced that Morgan Billups, Group Sales Manager for the Chattanooga Lookouts, has been named its Woman of Excellence, as voted upon by the league’s general managers.  Billups is the first woman from Chattanooga to receive this award.  She is also the Southern League’s nominee for the Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award, which is presented by Minor League Baseball at the Winter Meetings.

In June of 2013, Billups was tasked with organizing the 2014 Southern League All-Star Game for the host city of Chattanooga.
 From start to finish Billups oversaw every aspect of the two-day event including the 2014 Home Run Derby at Historic Engel Stadium and the All-Star Game Luncheon that featured 1962 NL-MVP and five-time All-Star, Maury Wills.

After a year of planning, the 2014 All-Star Festivities took place from June 16-17 and went off without a hitch. The week ended with a 6-4 victory for the South Division and a post-game reception.

“The 2014 All-Star Game was a great success due to the exemplary effort from our staff and Morgan’s leadership,” Lookouts President and General Manager Rich Mozingo said. “Pulling off such an outstanding event for the Southern League and the City of Chattanooga is a great accomplishment that would not have been possible without her.”

Known for her problem solving and customer service skills, she not only produces revenue for the club, but on a daily basis provides a positive and forward thinking attitude while working to make every game special for our fans.

“Morgan has been an important part of our organization for two seasons in many different ways,” said Mozingo. “As well as being a terrific Group Sales Manager she is integral in hiring and training our entire ushering staff throughout the year.”

Billups joined the Lookouts as an intern during the 2012 season as Group Sales Associate. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from W.V. Wesleyan College in December 2011 and a Master's Degree in Sport Management from West Virginia University in May 2013. Before coming to Chattanooga, she spent the summer of 2011 as an intern with the Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League.

Mocs’ Softball Game On Sunday Cancelled Due To Rain

The Chattanooga Mocs softball team’s series finale against Western Carolina  on Sunday  has been cancelled due to rain. The Mocs  hammered out 22 hits, and displayed solid pitching while getting help from a few freshman to sweep  Saturday’s  doubleheader against the Catamounts. UTC (29-9, 10-1 SoCon) defeated Western Carolina (19-25, 8-6 SoCon), ... (click for more)

Auburn Montgomery Downs Dalton State Men's Tennis

Mobile, Ala. – The Dalton State men’s tennis team ended their run at the Southern States Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday afternoon with a 5-1 loss to Auburn Montgomery at the Mobile Tennis Center. The Warhawks started by taking two of the three doubles contests and ended when AUM captured three singles matches. The doubles loss to Dalton was the first match AUM ... (click for more)

Prominent Business, Civic Leader, And Philanthropist Scotty Probasco Dies At 86

Prominent Chattanooga business, civic leader and philanthropist Scotty Probasco has died at the age of 86. Scotty, as he was affectionately greeted by most of Chattanooga, was known for his modesty, generosity, dependability, and unswerving loyalty. “Great work” was always on the tip of his tongue – a manifestation of his joyous humility. He was a man of high ideals, of kind ... (click for more)

River Flood Warning Issued For Lookout Creek

There has been a river flood warning issued for Lookout Creek. Here is the warning from the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE LOOKOUT CREEK NEAR NEW ENGLAND. FROM THIS MORNING UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON. AT 11AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.7 FEET...AND RISING. FLOOD STAGE IS 12 FEET. THE CREEK WILL ... (click for more)

Proud Of Hometown Boy Turned Global Leader, Bob Corker

Time Magazine has it right.  Not only is Chattanooga’s own U.S. Senator Bob Corker one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” but he is probably now the most prominent leader in the history of our city.   At a time of extreme frustration with Washington and Congress in general, Bob continues to rise above the division and rancor to build consensus and solve ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Great Work, Ol’ Pro!

Years ago I was lucky enough to be the seatmate of Scotty Probasco on an airplane bound for somewhere and he taught me a word that has helped me be a much better person than I ever thought I could. We were already swell friends, since he’d watched me grow up at First Presbyterian Church every Sunday with his kids, and he liked some of the stuff I tried to write back then. So ... (click for more)