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Chattanooga Mocs
University University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Conference Southern Conference (SoCon)
NCAA Division I FCS
Athletic director David Blackburn
Location Chattanooga, TN
Varsity teams 15
Football stadium Finley Stadium
Basketball arena McKenzie Arena
Other arenas Maclellan Gymnasium
Mascot Scrappy the Mocking Bird
Nickname Mocs
Fight song Fight Chattanooga
     Navy       Old Gold

The Chattanooga Mocs (formerly the Chattanooga Moccasins) are composed of 15 teams representing the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, and track and field. Men's sports include football and wrestling. Women's sports include soccer, softball, and volleyball. The Mocs compete in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Southern Conference (SoCon).[1]


Men's Women's
Basketball Basketball
Cross Country Cross Country
Football Golf
Golf Soccer
Tennis Softball
Track and Field Tennis
Wrestling Track and Field


The wrestling team at UT-Chattanooga began competing in the Southern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association in 1947. The program moved to the NCAA's Division II when it was created in 1963, placing as high as second in the 1976 NCAA Division II Championships.[2]

The team now competes in the Southern Conference and is the only NCAA Division I wrestling program in the state of Tennessee. The team has produced 6 individual NCAA Division II Champions, 9 individual NCAA Division I All-Americans, and have placed as high as 21st at the NCAA Division I Championships in 2005 & 2007. The Chattanooga Mocs' wrestling team has won 9 of the past 10 SoCon titles as of the 2013–2014 season. Maclellan Gymnasium is home to the 28-time SoCon champion Mocs. UTC alum Heath Eslinger is currently the head coach, receiving Southern Conference Coach of the Year honors in both 2011 and 2013, with current Moc wrestler Nick Soto achieving Southern conference freshman of the year in 2012.[3]


  1. ^ "University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Official Athletics Site". Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  2. ^ "UT Chattanooga Wrestling History". University of Tennessee Chattanooga Athletics. Retrieved 2014. 
  3. ^ "Maclellan Gymnasium". University of Tenn. Chattanooga Athletics. Retrieved 2014. 

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