The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program has hired Chris Malone as its new offensive line coach, pending university approval.
Malone coached at Virginia State last season and at James Madison University for seven years prior to that, where he also worked as run game coordinator.
“We had several great candidates and could've hired any of those and felt good,” Mocs coach Russ Huesman said. “But Chris is familiar with the offense we run and our players felt really comfortable with him after they met him.
“Now we can focus completely on getting ready for spring practice next week.”
UTC is on spring break this week and will begin spring football drills next Monday.
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