Chattanooga Mocs
UniversityUniversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga
ConferenceSoCon (primary)
Ohio Valley Conference (beach volleyball)
NCAADivision I (FCS)
Athletic directorMark Wharton
LocationChattanooga, Tennessee
Varsity teams16
Football stadiumFinley Stadium (football, soccer)
Basketball arenaMcKenzie Arena
Other venuesMaclellan Gymnasium
Fight songFight Chattanooga
ColorsNavy, old gold, and silver[1]
SoCon's logo in Chattanooga's colors

The Chattanooga Mocs (formerly the Chattanooga Moccasins) are the 16 teams representing the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in intercollegiate athletics. The Mocs compete in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Southern Conference (SoCon).[2]


Moc is the shortened version of the original nickname, "Moccasins". It also refers to the northern mockingbird, Tennessee's state bird.[3]


A member of the Southern Conference, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga currently sponsors teams in six men's and 10 women's NCAA sanctioned sports.[4]

Men's intercollegiate sports Team article Head coach Women's intercollegiate sports Team article Head coach
Basketball Mocs basketball Dan Earl Basketball Mocs basketball Shawn Poppie
Cross country Andy Meyer Beach volleyball[a] Darin Van Horn
Football Mocs football Rusty Wright Cross country Andy Meyer
Golf Mark Guhne Golf Colette Murray
Tennis Carlos Garcia Soccer Gavin McKinney
Wrestling Mocs wrestling Kyle Ruschell Softball Frank Reed
Tennis Chad Camper
Track & field (indoor & outdoor) Andy Meyer
Volleyball (indoor) Julie Torbett
  1. ^ Plays in the Ohio Valley Conference.

National championships

Team (4)

Association Division Sport Year Opponent/Runner-Up Score
NCAA Division II Men's Basketball 1977 Randolph–Macon 71–62
Women's Tennis[5] 1983 UC Davis 5–4
1984 SIU Edwardsville 8–1
1985 Notre Dame 8–1


  1. ^ "Website Guidelines". Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "SoCon Southern Conference". The Southern Conference. Retrieved 2014-12-26.
  3. ^ Branch, John (19 March 2009). "So, Just What Is a Moc?". The Quad. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Chattanooga Mocs". The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "Division II Women's Tennis Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved January 4, 2016.