published Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Former Moc Chris Harr to coach UTC tight ends

Assistant coach Chris Harr  acts as a defensive player during drills.
Assistant coach Chris Harr acts as a defensive player during drills.
Photo by Jake Daniels /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

2013 commit list

Alejandro Bennifield, QB, Lovejoy (Ga.) High School

Malcolm Colvin, TE, Peach County (Ga.) High School

Derrick Craine, RB, Union Grove (Ga.) High School

Matthew Foster, DE, Cook (Ga.) High School

Terrance Jenkins, LB, Plant (Fla.) High School

D.J. Prather, DL, Gordon Central (Ga.) High School

Jacob Revis, OL, Rhea County High School

Tyler Roberson, QB, Augusta (Ga.) Christian

Channing Smith, OL, Marshall University*

Logan Teichmann, OL, Brentwood High School

Hunter Townson, OL, Ider (Ala.) High School*

* already enrolled

Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga All-Southern Conference left tackle Chris Harr, who worked as a student assistant coach in 2012, has been hired to coach the Mocs' tight ends.

Head coach Russ Huesman hired Harr on Friday, filling a spot on UTC's offensive staff created by running backs coach Thomas Brown's departure this week for Georgia State.

Harr said he thought he had a chance to join the staff, "but I wasn't sure if it was going to be on the defensive side of the ball or what. When Thomas left, a position opened up, and I'm really excited about this opportunity."

While finishing his undergraduate work, Harr helped offensive line coach Alex Atkins last fall. Huesman said Harr's primary responsibility will be tight ends, but he may also assist with tackles. Harr played tight end as a freshman before starting for three seasons at left tackle.

Wesley Satterfield was UTC's tight ends coach last season. He will move to running backs, Huesman said.

"Until Thomas left, it never crossed my mind to do this," Huesman said. "Wes is a bright young guy and I think he'll do a great job. And Chris will bring a lot to the table."

Harr, a Chattanooga native whose mother, Tina, died in October after a long battle with cancer, said it means a lot for him to be able to stay in town.

"I'm very fortunate to be able stay here close to my dad," said Harr, who is married to former UTC All-SoCon softball player Brittany Eason. "I didn't really want to go anywhere."

Huesman still has a defensive staff position to fill.

DE commits to Mocs

Defensive end Matt Foster of Cook (Ga.) High School has committed to UTC. Foster is one of three defensive players out of the 11 Mocs commitments.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Foster was named to the Georgia all-state second team. As a senior, he had 63 tackles, seven sacks and eight tackles for loss.

Foster committed to UTC on Dec. 21, he said, picking the Mocs over Jacksonville State and South Alabama. Choosing UTC came down to one very simple thing: "I liked it better than the other schools," Foster said.

about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...

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