Tennessee–Martin Skyhawks

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UT Martin Skyhawks
University University of Tennessee at Martin
Conference Ohio Valley Conference
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Julio Freire
Location Martin, TN
Varsity teams 6 men's & 8 women's
Football stadium Graham Stadium
Basketball arena Skyhawk Arena
Baseball stadium Skyhawk Park
Mascot Captain Skyhawk
Nickname Skyhawks
Fight song UTM Skyhawks Fight Song
     Navy       Orange
Website www.utmsports.com

The UT Martin Skyhawks are the intercollegiate athletic teams of the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM), located in Martin, Tennessee, United States. The Skyhawks athletic program is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC)[1] and competes at the NCAA Division II[2] level including the Football Championship Subdivision. The UTM mascot is Captain Skyhawk, and the school colors are navy and orange.


A member of the Ohio Valley Conference, the University of Tennessee at Martin sponsors teams in six men's, nine women's, and one co-ed NCAA sanctioned sports:[3]

Men's Intercollegiate Sports Team article Head Coach Women's Intercollegiate Sports Team article Head Coach Co-ed Intercollegiate Sports Team article Head Coach
Baseball Rick Robinson Basketball Kevin McMillan Rifle [v 1] Justin Grinolds
Basketball Skyhawks men's basketball Heath Schroyer Cross Country Peter Dalton
Cross Country Peter Dalton Equestrian Meghan Cunningham Corvin
Football Skyhawks football Jason Simpson Rifle [v 1] Justin Grinolds
Golf Jerry Carpenter Rodeo [v 2] John Luthi
Rodeo [v 2] John Luthi Soccer Phil McNamara
Softball Donley Canary
Tennis Dennis Taylor
Volleyball Jaclynn Yocum
  1. ^ a b Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, and coed teams all compete against each other. UT Martin has both a women's and a coed team.
  2. ^ a b Men's and women's rodeo are sanctioned by the NIRA, not by the NCAA. UTM's rodeo teams have full varsity status.

Athletic facilities[edit]


  • Baseball: Skyhawk Park
  • Basketball: Skyhawk Arena
  • Equestrian: Ned McWherter Agricultural Complex
  • Football: Hardy M. Graham Stadium & Bob Carroll Football Building
  • Golf: Rhodes Golf Center & Paris Landing State Park (Buchanan, TN)
  • Rifle: UTM Rifle Range
  • Soccer: Skyhawk Field
  • Softball: Bettye Giles Softball Field
  • Tennis: Varsity Courts
  • Volleyball: Skyhawk Fieldhouse



In 2011, the Skyhawk women's basketball team qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, women's basketball made consecutive appearances in the national tournament.


The Skyhawk women’s tennis team won its fifth Ohio Valley Conference championship in 2011. Coach Dennis Taylor also earned his sixth OVC Coach of the Year award.


In the fall of 1997 a women's club team was formed. The inaugural season of an NCAA Div 1 AA team was recognized in the Fall of 1998. This team was coached by a former OPD coach; Dr. Ruth Holden. The Skyhawk soccer team claimed its first-ever Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship in fall 2011 and made its first appearance in the NCAA women’s soccer tournament.


The UT Martin rodeo team, the only collegiate rodeo team in Tennessee, is a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Recent successes include Jeff Askey’s winning the bull-riding national championship in 2010, the women’s rodeo team capturing the Ozark Region title in spring 2011, and the men’s team finishing second in the region. Both teams advanced in June 2011 to the College National Finals Rodeo. The UT Martin men's rodeo team won the 2014 College National Finals Rodeo Men's National Championship, becoming the first team east of the Mississippi River to win a national title in rodeo.[4]


  1. ^ "OVC Member Institutions". Ohio Valley Conference. Retrieved September 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "University of Tennessee at Martin". NCAA. Retrieved September 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "UTM Sports". The University of Tennessee at Martin. Retrieved September 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ "NIRA – National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association". Retrieved 24 October 2014. 

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