The Wrestling team at UT-Chattanooga begin in the Southern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association at the NCAA DIVISION II level in 1947, placing as high as 2nd in the 1976 NCAA Division II Championships. 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 8 of the past 9 Socon title's since the 2012–2013 academic year. Maclellan Gymnasium is home to the 27-time Southern Conference champion Mocs wrestling team. Heath Eslinger is currently the head coach receiving Southern Conference Coach of the year in both 2011 & 2013 with current Moc Wrestler Nick Soto achieving Southern conference freshman of the year in 2012.