Each year, the UTC Athletics Office and the UTC Office of
Alumni Affairs honor former and current Mocs athletes and supporters who have made significant accomplishments in the athletics arena. These individuals are inducted into the UTC
Athletics Hall of Fame. The event takes place at the Chattanooga Golf
and Country Club during February or March of each year.
• List of All Members of Athletics Hall of Fame
2010-2011 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The 2010-2011 Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet will take place on Friday, February 11, 2011, at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club. The banquet is open to the public to attend but seating is limited and reservations are required. The cost is $25.00 per person which includes dinner. Payments and RSVP's must be submitted to the UTC Alumni Office no later than February 7. For more questions on the event, please email Christine-Lee@utc.edu.
2010-2011 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees
Below are the names of those who are being inducted into the 2010-2011 UTC Athletics Hall of Fame.
- Cos DeMatteo, football
Aaron "Cos" DeMatteo was a two-time honorable mention All-American receiver for the Mocs. He was one of the most exciting playmakers in the Southern Conference during his days on the field from 1998 to 2001. A major part of the "Air Raid" era of Chattanooga football, DeMatteo ranks in the top-5 in career receiving yards (2,092), receptions (166) and touchdown catches at UTC (23). DeMatteo had one of the most memorable games in Chattanooga football history on Sept. 16, 2000. He set an NCAA record that still stands today with six touchdown catches in a 72-17 win over Mississippi Valley State at Finley Stadium. A two-time All-Southern Conference selection, DeMatteo is UTC's single-season record holder with 11 touchdown receptions in both 1999 and 2000.
- Jennifer Wilson Galloway, women's basketball
Jennifer Wilson Galloway was Wes Moore's first marquis recruit to the Lady Mocs basketball team. She helped spawn one of the greatest turnarounds in NCAA women's basketball history taking the Lady Mocs from "worst to first" as a four-year letter winner from 2000-03. As a senior, Jennifer was named the Southern Conference Female Athlete of the Year after leading Chattanooga to a fourth straight SoCon title and a third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Jennifer was a three-time All-SoCon performer and named to the 2000 SoCon All-Freshman team. She is a member of the Lady Mocs 1,000-Point Club with 1,271 career points.
- Jason Ontog, men's tennis
Jason Ontog is one of the most decorated student-athletes in the storied history of Chattanooga Tennis. He was the 2000 Southern Conference Freshman of the Year and followed that up with player of the year honors in 2001. A four-time All-SoCon honoree in singles play from 2000-03, Ontog was also a three-time All-SoCon performer in doubles action. He was the last men's tennis player to receive a national ranking, climbing as high as No. 67 in 2003.
- Chris Sanders, football
Despite only playing two seasons at UTC, Chris Sanders left a long-lasting impression on the Chattanooga Football record books. A two-time All-American, he holds nearly every passing record in school history and defined the "Air Raid" era of Mocs Football. Sanders is the only Moc to throw for 3,000 yards in a season, and he did it twice. He is also the only UTC player to amass 7,000 passing yards in a career, finishing with 7,230. His 49 career touchdown passes are also a school record. In 2003, he earned a spot on the Chattanooga Football All-Century team.
- Stanford Strickland, men's basketball
Chattanooga native Stanford Strickland joined the Mocs basketball program at the start of its championship run in 1980-81. He was a part of a recruiting class that included all-time leading scorer Willie White, fellow hall of famers Nick Morken and Russ Schoene, along with key contributor Chris McCray. The 6'6" power forward was a fan favorite due to his hard-working, blue-collar style of play. He accumulated 1,153 points, 528 rebounds and 94 steals in his career, starting every game (61) of his junior and senior years. Strickland is UTC's all-time leader for free throws made with 401. His 540 attempts ranks No. 2 behind Nicchaeus Doaks (2006-09). He's seventh in scoring and rebounding for the Mocs.
- Brenda Lawson, Gordon Davenport Award
- Dan Beery, Joe Morrison Award
- Grace Robinette, Scrappy Moore Award - current women's tennis player