Q&A: Women’s basketball coach speaks on his young team

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Head coach Jim Foster will lead a young group of players in hopes of repeating as Southern Conference champions and gaining another NCAA tournament appearance.

Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Jim Foster is the UTC women’s head basketball coach and is in his second season at the helm of the program. He and the rest of the team plan to defend their Southern Conference title, despite losing five talented seniors from last year. Q: How anxious have the players been to […]

UTC women’s basketball wins season debut

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. —Even though they are longtime friends, UTC head coach Jim Foster had the Mocs’s longest home-winning streak tested by Villanova head coach Harry Perretta. In the season opener for the Chattanooga Mocs women’s basketball team, sophomores Moses Johnson, Atlanta, Ga., and Jasmine Joyner, Southaven, Miss., gave clutch performances in their […]

Lady Moc Taylor Hall receives WNBA tryout

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — After the 2014 WNBA Draft concluded on April 15, senior Taylor Hall, New Tazewell, Tenn., received a surprise phone call at midnight. Seattle Storm’s associate head coach Jenny Boucek, broke the news that Hall was invited to the team’s training camp. After winning the Southern Conference Player of the […]

Lady Mocs fall to Syracuse in NCAA Tournament

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Senior Taylor Hall, New Tazewell, Tenn., finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., – The Lady Mocs’ season, and the careers of five seniors finally came to an end March 22 in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky. Free throws and rebounding were the main factors that worked against the Lady Mocs, as they shot only 36.4 […]

Get to know Lady Mocs tennis player Alison Storie

By Miles McNulty, Chattanooga, Tenn., Sophomore Alison Storie fell in love with tennis as soon as she was able to pick up a racket. Growing up in Johnson City, Tenn., she attended Science Hill High School where she started all four years for head coach Pat Zannis. She enjoyed immediate success in her first year at […]

Lady Mocs win SoCon Championship, advance to NCAA Tournament

By Zack Kirby, Asheville, N.C. — The Chattanooga Lady Mocs have punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament. “I’m happy for these guys,” head coach Jim Foster said in a press conference after UTC’s 71-45 win over Davidson to claim the SoCon Tournament Championship. “It’s the byproduct of a lot of hard work.” Foster is […]

Lady Mocs advance to their 15th SoCon championship game against Davidson

By Zack Kirby, Asheville, N.C. — After a 77-44 blowout win over Elon at the US Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C., the Lady Mocs are now making their 15th SoCon Championship appearance. In the semifinal round, UTC was led by seniors Taylor Hall, New Tazewell, Tenn., who recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 […]

Lady Mocs open SoCon Tournament win a 66-57 win over GSU

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn.——An early spark was what the No. 1 seeded Lady Mocs needed to get the win over No. 8 Georgia Southern in the Southern Conference Tournament. Coming off of a first-round bye, Chattanooga earned a gritty 66-57 win that was attributed to the way they played in the first half. “Our […]

Foster’s mentoring helps Lady Mocs prepare for SoCon Tournament

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn.—“Play basketball.” Head coach Jim Foster only needs this one phrase to let his players know what is expected of them. But it can mean a different thing for each player. “For me, it’s to just be smart with the ball, try to get the team in the offense, and things […]

Lady Mocs’ Jasmine Joyner improving with blocked shots

By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn. – Freshman Jasmine Joyner, Southaven, Miss., of the Lady Mocs’ basketball team has quickly become a player to watch after leading the team in blocked shots. At Southaven High School, she made the National Federation of High School Associations record book for blocked shots after being ranked eighth all-time with 614. […]