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									     Buzz Peterson has developed a reputation as one                                                               Arena. In each of his seasons in Knoxville, Tennessee
of the great young teachers in college basketball                                                                  has ranked among the top three attendance leaders in
today. Entering his fourth season at the University of                                                             the SEC and has also ranked among the national
Tennessee, Peterson has built the Vols into one of the                                                             leaders in attendance.
most exciting and dangerous teams in the                                                                                Peterson was named the 16th head coach in
Southeastern Conference while bringing energy and                                                                  Tennessee history on April 4, 2001, after leading the
enthusiasm to Knoxville.                                                                                           University of Tulsa to a 26-11 record and a National
     In his three seasons at Tennessee, Peterson has                                                               Invitation Tournament championship during the
directed the Vols to a pair of postseason tournament                                                               2000-01 season. In eight seasons as a head coach he
appearances and wins over teams ranked among the                                                                   has recorded a 152-92 career record.
top five in the nation.                                                                                                 “This is a dream opportunity for the Peterson fam-
     Individually, players have flourished under
Peterson’s leadership. Five players have earned All-                        Buzz                                   ily,” he said. “I count my blessings every day that I am
                                                                                                                   able to come to work here. The men’s basketball pro-
SEC honors during Peterson’s tenure, including two
first team all-conference picks and the SEC Player of
                                                                          Peterson                                 gram at the University of Tennessee couldn’t be a bet-
                                                                                                                   ter situation for our family. This athletic department as
the Year.                                                                Head Coach                                a whole, as well as this university, is well recognized
     Ron Slay was named the 2003 SEC Player of the                    North Carolina 1986                          throughout the nation. I’m excited to be here, and I am
Year and earned third team All-America honors after                                                                looking forward to the opportunity to working with
leading the SEC in scoring with 21.2 points per                                                                    these young men and winning championships.”
game. Vincent Yarbrough was a 2002 first team All-                                                                      Winning has been a trademark of Peterson’s on
SEC selection after finishing second in the league           One of Peterson’s most impressive coaching jobs       every level. In high school, he was named the top
scoring race with 18.1 points per game.                  came during the 2002-03 season when no one picked         player in the state of North Carolina. In college, at the
     Marcus Haislip, the 13th overall pick in the 2002   Tennessee to finish better than fifth in the SEC. But,    University of North Carolina, he was a part of the Tar
NBA Draft, earned second team All-SEC honors as a        when the smoke cleared from a season that saw the         Heels’ 1982 NCAA championship team. As an assis-
junior in 2002. Scooter McFadgon ranked fourth in        conference finish No. 1 in the Ratings Percentage         tant coach he helped direct Appalachian State, East
the league scoring race in 2004 with 17.9 points per     Index, the Vols’ 9-7 league record ranked in a tie with   Tennessee State, North Carolina State and Vanderbilt
game while earning consensus second team all-con-        Western Division champion Mississippi State for the       to a combined 154-117 record and appearances in the
ference honors.                                          fourth-best mark in the entire conference.                NCAA Tournament and NIT. As a head coach he has
     C.J. Watson was named to the 2003 SEC All-              Fans throughout East Tennessee have taken             directed teams to NCAA Tournament appearances,
Freshman team after his 5.44 assists per game against    notice of what is happening in Thompson-Boling            conference championships and a National Invitation
SEC foes led the league.                                                                                           Tournament title.

     He has coached eight teams to postseason tour-         want them to know me only as a guy on the floor who        tory to win 20 games in his first season at the school.
nament action, including three NCAA Tournament              is yelling at them trying to motivate them or as a guy          With a team that featured just two seniors and
appearances and five National Invitation Tournament         behind a desk. I want them to know me as a person. If      one junior, Peterson directed Tulsa to its eighth NIT
appearances. Additionally he played in four NCAA            they have a problem socially, academically or basket-      appearance. After defeating California-Irvine in the
Tournaments at North Carolina. He has won confer-           ball-wise, I want to be that father figure that they can   first round, Tulsa went on the road to earn wins at
ence championships (as the head coach at                    come to and talk about it.”                                Minnesota and Mississippi State to gain a trip to New
Appalachian State), an NCAA championship (as a                   Building unity on the team is a high priority for     York City for the NIT Final Four. In the semifinals
player at North Carolina) and an NIT championship           Peterson, but just as important is building a unity        the Golden Hurricane held on for a 72-64 win over
(as the head coach at Tulsa).                               between the University of Tennessee basketball pro-        Memphis and then in the finals, Tulsa cruised to a 79-
     Much of Peterson’s success can be attributed to        gram and the Knoxville community.                          60 win over Alabama.
the influences in his career. As a player he played              “Along with team unity, I think it is important            Prior to taking over the head coaching reins at
with the likes of Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Sam         that we are active in the community; that everybody        Tulsa, Peterson spent four seasons as the head coach
Perkins, Brad Daugherty and Kenny Smith. He has             gets to know the student-athletes on the men’s bas-        at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. He
also been exposed to outstanding coaches like Dean          ketball team and everybody gets to know the basket-        led the Mountaineers to a 79-39 overall record and a
Smith, Roy Williams, Eddie Fogler, Bill Guthridge,          ball staff.”                                               47-14 mark in the Southern Conference. In each of
Les Robinson, Tom Apke and Jan van Breda Kolff.                  In 2003 the basketball team was named                 his last three seasons at Appalachian State the
     Another thing that has made Peterson so suc-           Tennessee’s Men’s Community Service Team of the            Mountaineers either won or shared Southern
cessful on and off the court is his care for his players.   Year by UT’s CHAMPS/Life Skills office. Watson             Conference North Division titles.
The Asheville, N.C., native has placed a high priori-       was named co-Male Community Service Student-                    Peterson led the Mountaineers to 20 or more
ty on the relationships he has gained through his           Athlete of the Year, an honor he shared with base-         wins and appearances in the Southern Conference
experiences and continues to build relationships with       ball’s Luke Hochevar.                                      Tournament championship game in each of his last
his players.                                                     At Tulsa, Peterson led the Golden Hurricane to a      three seasons at Appalachian State. The
     “I love to have the players over to the house and      26-11 overall record and a second-place finish in the      Mountaineers won the Southern Conference
challenge them to a game of pool or ping pong. I want       Western Athletic Conference with a 10-6 league             Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament
them to know me as a person just like they are. I don’t     record. He became just the fourth coach in Tulsa his-      in the 1999-2000 season.
                                                                                                                            In 1996-97 he took over a program that had won
                                                                                                                       just eight games the previous year and led ASU to a
                                                                                                                       14-14 record. The following year the Mountaineers
                                                                                                                       posted a 21-8 record and Peterson received the first
                                                                                                                       of two Southern Conference Coach of the Year
                                                                                                                       awards. Success under Peterson continued at
                                                                                                                       Appalachian State as he led the Mountaineers to a 21-
                                                                                                                       8 record in 1999 and a 23-9 mark in 2000, with a trip
                                                                                                                       to the NCAA Tournament. Following the 2000 sea-
                                                                                                                       son he was named the conference coach of the year
                                                                                                                       for the second time.
                                                                                                                            Peterson began his coaching career as an assis-
                                                                                                                       tant at Appalachian State where he served the 1988
                                                                                                                       and 1989 seasons as an assistant under Tom Apke.
                                                                                                                       The Mountaineers won 36 of their 59 games (61.1
                                                                                                                       percent) in his two seasons, including a 20-8 mark in
                                                                                                                            He joined Les Robinson’s East Tennessee State
                                                                                                                       coaching staff in time for the 1990 season where he
                                                                                                                       helped direct the Bucs to a 27-7 record. ETSU won
                                                                                                                       the Southern Conference regular season and tourna-
                                                                                                                       ment championships in his only season in Johnson
                                                                                                                       City. The Bucs earned just the third trip to the NCAA
                                                                                                                       Tournament in school history, falling to No. 4-seeded
                                                                                                                       Georgia Tech, 99-83, in a first-round game played at
                                                                                                                       Thompson-Boling Arena.
                                                                                                                            Peterson followed Robinson to North Carolina
                                                                                                                       State the next season where he helped lead the
                                                                                                                       Wolfpack to a 20-11 record in 1991 and an appear-
                                                                                                                       ance in the NCAA Tournament.
                                                                                                                            Peterson got his first taste of Southeastern
                                                                                                                       Conference basketball in 1993 when he joined Jan
                                                                                                                       van Breda Kolff’s staff as associate head coach at
                                                                                                                       Vanderbilt. During his three seasons in Nashville, the
                        Buzz and Jan Peterson with their children, Nicole, Olivia and Rob.                             Commodores registered a 51-41 overall record and

made two appearances in the National Invitation
Tournament. The Commodores advanced to the
championship game of the 1994 NIT before falling        “I believe that, as a college coach, you
73-80 to Villanova.                                       should treat your players as human
     One of the most decorated high school players in
the state of North Carolina, Peterson was a Parade
                                                            beings first, students second and
and McDonald’s All-America selection com-                             athletes third.”
ing out of Asheville High School. He was                                                — Buzz Peterson
named the North Carolina Player of the
Year and Athlete of the Year as a senior.
The runner-up for both awards was
future college roommate Michael                                                      Peterson’s Career Data
Jordan.                                                                    Coaching Experience
     The Asheville, N.C., native earned                                    1987-89      Appalachian State
four monograms at North Carolina, serv-                                                    Assistant Coach
                                                                           1989-90      East Tennessee State
ing as a team captain during his senior
                                                                                           Assistant Coach
season in 1985. During his four seasons                                    1990-93      North Carolina State
in Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels captured                                                     Assistant Coach
four Atlantic Coast Conference                                             1993-96      Vanderbilt
                                                                                           Associate Head Coach
championships and one ACC                                                  1996-00      Appalachian State
Tournament title while                                                                     Head Coach
recording a 115-22 record.                                                 2000-01      Tulsa
                                                                                           Head Coach
A member of UNC’s                                                          2001-        Tennessee
1982 national champi-                                                                      Head Coach
onship team, Peterson
was      voted     the
                                                                           Head Coaching Record
Outstanding Senior                                                         Year        School            Overall     Conference
by his teammates                                                           1996-97     Appalachian State  14-14 .500 8-6 .571
following        the                                                       1997-98     Appalachian State   21-8 .724 13-2 .867
                                                                           1998-99     Appalachian State   21-8 .724 13-3 .813
1984-85 season.
                                                                           1999-00     Appalachian State   23-9 .742 13-3 .813
     Following his                                                         2000-01     Tulsa              26-11 .722 10-6 .625
collegiate career,                                                         2001-02     Tennessee          15-16 .484 7-9 .438
Peterson was draft-                                                        2002-03     Tennessee          17-12 .586 9-7 .563
                                                                           2003-04     Tennessee          15-14 .517 7-9 .438
ed       by      the                                                       Totals      8 seasons         152-92 .623
C l e v e l a n d
Cavaliers in the
                                                                           at Appalachian State: 79-39 (4 years)
1985 NBA draft.                                                            at Tulsa: 26-11 (1 year)
He also spent one                                                          at Tennessee: 47-42 (3 years)
year as a scout for
Bob Gibbons’ All-
                                                                           Coaching Honors
Star Sports recruit-                                                       1998 Southern Conference Coach of the Year
ing service before                                                         2000 Southern Conference Coach of the Year
beginning         his
coaching career at
                                                                           Personal Information
Appalachian State.                                                         Full Name:   Robert Bower Peterson Jr.
     A 1986 North                                                          Born:        May 17, 1963
Carolina graduate                                                          Hometown:    Asheville, North Carolina
                                                                           Family:      Wife - Jan
with a bachelor’s                                                                       Daughters - Nicole and Olivia
degree in geography,                                                                    Son - Rob
Peterson and his wife,                                                     College:     North Carolina 1986
                                                                                        Bachelor’s degree in geography
Jan, have two daugh-
                                                                           High School: Asheville High School 1981
ters, Nicole and Olivia,
and a son, Rob.
Peterson’s father, Bob, is                                                 The Nickname
                                                                           Born Robert Bower Peterson, Jr., he was given the nickname
a 1959 Tennessee gradu-
                                                                           “Buzz” when he was two years old by his sister Cindy. She
ate with a degree in retail-                                               got the name from the television show “The Wonderful
ing from the college of                                                    World of Brother Buzz” that was on during the 1950s and
                                                                           1960s. “Buzz was a nickname given to me by my sister. It
                                                                           was a little bee that used to fly around. That was her favorite
                                                                           cartoon and it stuck with me forever. I’ve had it for 37 years
                                                                           and I can’t get rid of it.”

                                                                   The Peterson Resume
1977-81 Asheville High School                                                                                       Boone, the Mountaineers won 20 or more games in
A Parade and McDonald’s All-America who was                                                                         each of the next three seasons ... His teams won or
selected to the McDonald’s “Dream Team” ...                                                                         shared Southern Conference Northern Division titles
Honored as one of the nation’s top student-athletes                                                                 in each of his last three years at Appalachian State ...
with the Golden Achievement Award in 1981 ...                                                                       In 2000 the Mountaineers received their first NCAA
Named North Carolina Player of the Year and Athlete                                                                 Tournament appearance since 1979 after winning the
of the Year over Michael Jordan for both awards ...                                                                 SoCon Tournament ... ASU reached the SoCon
Earned Western North Carolina and Western 4A                                                                        Tournament championship game in each of his last
Player of the Year honors as a senior ... Played for the                                                            three seasons in Boone ... His 14 wins in his first sea-
South team at the National Sports Festival in high                                                                  son were most by a first-year head coach at
school and college, earning a silver medal in 1981                                                                  Appalachian State since 1943.
and a gold in 1982 after his freshman year of college
... Also played in the McDonald’s Capital Classic, the                                                                   0
                                                                                                                    2000-01 Tulsa
McDonald’s All-American East-West Game and the                                                                      (Head Coach)
All-American Cage Classic.                                                                                          Recorded a 26-11 record in one season at Tulsa ...
                                                                                                                    Led the Golden Hurricane to the National Invitation
1981-85 North Carolina                                                                                              Tournament title ... Won the NIT championship with
During his four seasons in Chapel Hill the Tar Heels                                                                a 79-60 win over Alabama ... En route to the NIT
recorded a 115-22 record ... Was a member of North                                                                  title, the Hurricane registered wins over UC Irvine, at
                                                                   Buzz Peterson and his college coach,
Carolina’s 1982 NCAA Championship team ... UNC                                Dean Smith.                           Minnesota, at Mississippi State and against Memphis
won the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season                                                                    in New York City ... Notched career win No. 100 at
championship four times and the ACC Tournament             1987-89 Appalachian State
                                                                8                                                   the WAC Tournament when Tulsa defeated UTEP in
once ... Voted the Outstanding Senior by his team-         (Assistant Coach)                                        the semifinals ... Became just the fourth coach in
mates after the 1985 season ... Saw action in 119          The Mountaineers were 36-21 in his two seasons as        school history to win 20 games in his first season at
career games, playing primarily at the shooting guard      an assistant coach to Tom Apke ... ASU finished the      Tulsa ... Named the 27th head coach in Tulsa history.
position but also playing some point guard ... Was a       1989 season with a 20-8 overall record and an 8-6
part-time starter as a sophomore and senior ... As a       mark in the Southern Conference.                              0
                                                                                                                    2001-03 Tennessee
sophomore he hit nine straight field goals in the sec-                                                              (Head Coach)
ond half of a nationally televised, come-from-behind       1989-90 East Tennessee State
                                                                9                                                   Took a team that was picked to finish no better than
win over LSU ... Scored a career-high 19 points            (Assistant Coach)                                        fifth in the SEC East to a 9-7 league record which
against Clemson as a junior ... A career 74 percent        Joined Les Robinson’s coaching staff in Johnson          was the fourth-best in the entire SEC in 2003 ...
free throw shooter ... Received his degree in geogra-      City prior to the 1990 season ... The Buccaneers fin-    Directed the Vols to National Invitation Tournament
phy in 1986.                                               ished the season with a 27-7 overall record and a 12-    appearances in 2003 and 2004 ... Led the Vols to their
                                                           2 mark in the Southern Conference ... The Bucs won       first win over a Top 5 opponent since 1993 when he
1985-87 Professional                                       the SoCon regular season and conference tournament       directed the Vols to a 66-59 win over No. 4 Florida
Drafted in the seventh round of the 1985 NBA Draft         titles, earning a berth in the NCAA Tournament ...       on Feb. 15, 2003 ... Helped develop Ron Slay into the
by the Cleveland Cavaliers ... Spent the 1986-87 sea-      On the bench when the Bucs visited Tennessee’s           2003 SEC Player of the Year ... Vincent Yarbrough
son as a scout for Bob Gibbons’ All-Star Sports            Thompson-Boling Arena on Nov. 28, 1989.                  was a first team All-SEC selection while Marcus
recruiting service.                                                                                                 Haislip was a second team pick in 2002 ... In 2002,
                                                                                                                    two Vols were selected among the first 33 players
                                                           1990-93 North Carolina State
                                                                                                                    picked in the NBA draft, including lottery pick
                                                           (Assistant Coach)
                                                                                                                    Marcus Haislip.
                                                           Followed Les Robinson to Raleigh, N.C., where the
                                                           Wolfpack was 40-48 in his three seasons ... In his
                                                           first season at NC State the Wolfpack registered a 20-
                                                           11 mark and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

                                                           1993-96 Vanderbilt
                                                           (Associate Head Coach)
                                                           Joined Jan van Breda Kolff’s coaching staff at
                                                           Vanderbilt ... In three seasons at Vanderbilt the
                                                           Commodores were 51-41 ... Helped Vandy to two
                                                           National Invitation Tournament appearances (1994
                                                           and 1996) ... The Commodores were 20-12 in 1993-
                                                           94 and advanced to the NIT championship game in
                                                           New York City.

                                                           1996-00 Appalachian State
                                                           (Head Coach)
                                                           Led the Mountaineers to a 79-39 overall record and a
                                                           47-14 SoCon mark in four seasons in Boone ...
                                                           Named the 17th head basketball coach in ASU histo-
                                                           ry on April 11, 1996 ... Named the Southern
         Buzz Peterson and Michael Jordan                  Conference Coach of the Year in 1998 and 2000 ...              Buzz Peterson along with East Tennessee
           at Peterson’s wedding in 1990.                  After recording a 14-14 record in his first season in            native and Vol fan Kenny Chesney.

                                   Chris Ferguson
                                   Associate Head Coach
                                   Cumberland 1981

                                      Chris Ferguson, who is entering his
                                   eighth season on the Tennessee coaching
                                   staff and his fourth with head coach Buzz
                                   Peterson, was promoted to associate head
                                   coach in June 2003.
                                      Ferguson, whose relationship with
Peterson dates back to the 1988 and 1989 seasons when they served as
assistants together at Appalachian State, served four seasons as an assistant
coach on Jerry Green’s staff at UT and then two years for Peterson before
being promoted.
   In his seven seasons at Tennessee, the Vols have received invitations to
four NCAA Tournaments and two National Invitation Tournaments in addi-
tion to winning two SEC Eastern Division crowns and one overall
Southeastern Conference championship.
   Ferguson has worked with Tennessee’s talented backcourt players,
including All-SEC selections Brandon Wharton and Tony Harris.
   Ferguson first came to Tennessee prior to the 1997-98 season after six
years on Bill Foster’s staff at Virginia Tech.
   While at Virginia Tech, Ferguson helped guide the Hokies to 63 wins in
his last three seasons there, including a 23-6 mark in 1995-96 that includ-
ed a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Hokies amassed a school-record 25
wins in 1994-95 and the National Invitation Tournament championship.
   After working for Green during the 1986-87 season at UNC Asheville,
the Hendersonville, N.C., native coached under Tom Apke at Appalachian
State for four years prior to his appointment at Virginia Tech. He launched
his coaching career at Freedom High in Morganton, N.C., under head coach
Terry Rogers.
   Ferguson was a four-year letterman, lettering two years at Central
Wesleyan (S.C.) College and two years at Cumberland (Ky.) College. He
had the distinction of playing in the NAIA Tournament at both schools.
   Ferguson and his wife, Mary, have two children, Brian and Crystal.

Ferguson’s Personal Data
Hometown:            Hendersonville, N.C.
Family:              Wife - Mary
                     Son - Brian
                     Daughter - Crystal
College:             Cumberland (Ky.) College 1981
High School:         Hendersonville (N.C.) High School
Playing Experience:  Central Wesleyan, 1976-78
                     Cumberland College, 1979-81
Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach, Freedom (N.C.) High School, 1983-87;
                     Assistant Coach, UNC Asheville, 1987-88; Assistant Coach,
                     Appalachian State, 1988-91; Assistant Coach, Virginia Tech,
                     1991-97; Assistant Coach, Tennessee, 1997-2003; Associate
                     Head Coach, Tennessee, 2003-Present.

                                                                                   Chris and Mary Ferguson
                                                                          Ed Conroy
                                                                          Assistant Coach
                                                                          The Citadel 1989

                                                                            Ed Conroy is in his fourth season at the
                                                                         University of Tennessee and his second as
                                                                         assistant coach. After spending his first two
                                                                         seasons at UT as the director of basketball
                                                                         operations, he moved into an assistant
                                                                         coaching role during the summer of 2003.
                                         Conroy came to Tennessee in 2001 after serving as the director of bas-
                                      ketball operations on Buzz Peterson’s coaching staff at the University of
                                      Tulsa for the 2000-01 campaign.
                                         Prior to joining Peterson’s staff at Tulsa, Conroy spent three years as the
                                      head coach at Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C. In three seasons
                                      at Francis Marion, Conroy recorded a 41-40 overall record.
                                         In his first season at Francis Marion he led the Patriots to a 16-11 record,
                                      which was an improvement of 13 wins from the previous season and
                                      ranked as the biggest turnaround in NCAA Divisions I and II that year.
                                      Picked to finish last in the Peach Belt Athletic Conference that season, the
                                      Patriots placed in second place. His team’s accomplishments netted Conroy
                                      the 1998 conference coach of the year honors.
                                         Before taking over the head coaching reins at Francis Marion, Conroy
                                      spent three years (1994-97) as an assistant coach at Furman and one year
                                      (1993-94) at Virginia Military Institute. He spent three years (1990-93) on
                                      Les Robinson’s North Carolina State coaching staff that also included
                                      Peterson and Al Daniel.
                                         A 1989 graduate from The Citadel with a bachelor’s degree in business
                                      administration, Conroy was a three-year starter for the Bulldogs. As a sen-
                                      ior in 1989 he was selected as a team captain. Conroy attained the rank of
                                      Lt. Colonel in the Corps of Cadets, the highest rank ever achieved by a bas-
                                      ketball player at The Citadel.
                                         Conroy and his wife, Ginny, have two sons, Riley and Hunt, and a
                                      daughter, Hannah.

                                      Conroy’s Personal Data
                                      Hometown:            Davenport, Iowa
                                      Family:              Wife - Ginny
                                                           Sons - Riley and Hunt
                                                           Daughter - Hannah
                                      College:             The Citadel 1989
                                      High School:         Assumption High School
                                      Playing Experience:  The Citadel 1985-89
                                      Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach, North Carolina State, 1990-93; Assistant
                                                           Coach, Virginia Military Institute, 1993-94; Assistant Coach,
                                                           Furman, 1994-97; Head Coach, Francis Marion Univ., 1997-
                                                           2000; Director of Basketball Operations, Tulsa, 2000-01;
                                                           Director of Operations, Tennessee, 2001-03; Assistant Coach,
                                                           Tennessee, 2003-Present.

Ed and Ginny Conroy with their sons
Riley and Hunt and daughter Hannah.
                                    Chuck Benson
                                    Assistant Coach
                                    Carson-Newman 1991

                                     Chuck Benson is entering his second
                                  season as an assistant on Buzz Peterson’s
                                  coaching staff at the University of
                                     The Newport, Tenn., native is no
                                  stranger to Tennessee after serving one
season as an assistant coach on Wade Houston’s staff (1993-94) and then
two years as an administrative assistant (1994-96) under Kevin O’Neill.
   A 1991 graduate of Carson-Newman College, Benson came to UT after
spending seven years (1996-2003) as the head coach at Martin Methodist
   Taking over a program that had endured 10 consecutive losing seasons
and was coming off a 7-26 campaign, Benson quickly changed the Red
Hawks’ fortunes. Winning 12 games his first season, by his third season he
gave Martin Methodist its first winning season in more than a dozen years.
   During his time in Pulaski, the Red Hawks recorded a 137-95 record,
had four straight seasons with at least 21 wins, made three straight appear-
ances in the NAIA National Tournament, advanced to the round of 16 two
times and four players earned All-America honors.
   Benson also has gained collegiate coaching experience at Lincoln
Memorial University (1991-92) and Carson-Newman (1992-93).
   Along with his father, Charlie, Benson co-founded the Tennessee
Travelers, an AAU basketball program in 1988. Benson worked as an assis-
tant coach and as a head coach for several of the Travelers’ teams, which
feature different age-group squads, for three seasons before becoming head
coach at Morristown Covenant Academy for the 1990-91 season.
   Benson has a daughter, Abby.

Benson’s Personal Data
Hometown:              Newport, Tenn.
Family:                Daughter - Abby
College:               Carson Newman College 1991
High School:           Cocke County High School 1987
Coaching Experience:   Head Coach, Covenant Academy, 1990-91; Graduate Assistant
                       Coach, Lincoln Memorial University, 1991-92; Volunteer
                       Assistant Coach, Carson-Newman College, 1992-93; Assistant
                       Coach, Tennessee, 1993-94; Administrative Assistant, Tennessee,
                       1994-96; Head Coach, Martin Methodist College, 1996-03;
                       Assistant Coach, Tennessee, 2003-Present.

                                                                                         Chuck Benson and his daughter, Abby.
                                  Al Daniel
                                  Director of Basketball
                                  Furman 1979

                                     Al Daniel is entering his fourth season
                                  at the University of Tennessee. It is his
                                  second season as the director of basket-
                                  ball operations after spending two years
                                  as an assistant coach.
    A 20-year veteran of collegiate coaching, Daniel came to Knoxville
after spending the 2000-01 season at the University of Tulsa where he was
a part of the Golden Hurricane's NIT championship team.
   His one-year stint at Tulsa marked a return to coaching for Daniel after
spending three years as the associate director of Howell Sports
Management, Inc.
   Before taking a break from the coaching profession, Daniel spent six
seasons (1990-96) as a member of Les Robinson's coaching staff at North
Carolina State. Joining him on the Wolfpack coaching staff from 1990-93
were Buzz Peterson and Ed Conroy.
   Following the 1990-91 season he was promoted to associate head coach,
a position he held for the next five seasons.
   Daniel began his coaching career with a 10-year stint at Furman
University where he spent the first nine seasons as an assistant before being
promoted to associate head coach.
   A two-time All-Southern Conference selection at Furman, Daniel aver-
aged 19.0 points in his two-year career for the Paladins. As a junior in 1978
he led Furman to the Southern Conference championship. Daniel, who fin-
ished his career with 1,122 points to rank 19th on the school's all-time scor-
ing list, poured in 29 points in leading the Paladins to an 83-70 win over
North Carolina in 1979.
   Following his playing career, Daniel was elected to the athletics hall of
fame at Anderson Junior College and Furman University.
   After receiving his bachelor's degree in political science from Furman in
1979, Daniel was a fourth-round pick of the San Antonio Spurs in the 1979
NBA Draft.

Daniel’s Personal Data
Hometown:            Saluda, S.C.
College:             Furman 1979
High School:         Saluda (S.C.) High School
Playing Experience:  Anderson Junior College, 1975-77
                     Furman, 1977-79
Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach, Furman, 1980-90; Associate Head Coach,
                     Furman, 1989-90; Assistant Coach, North Carolina State,
                     1990-91; Associate Head Coach, North Carolina State, 1991-
                     96; Assistant Coach, Tulsa, 2000-01; Assistant Coach,
                     Tennessee, 2001-03; Director of Basketball Operations,
                     Tennessee, 2003-Present.
                                                                      Support Staff
                       Dr. Val Gene                                            Chad Newman                     tied the school record for most steals in a single
                                                                                                               game with seven thefts against Florida (March 11,
                       Iven                                                    Associate Trainer
                                                                                                               1988) and UAB (Dec. 20, 1988). His 66 steals as
                       Team Physician                                          Tennessee 1994
                                                                                                               a senior in 1989 still ranks third on Tennessee’s
                                                                                                               all-time lists. The 6-foot-3 Swearengen averaged
                                                                                      Chattanooga native
                                Dr. Val Gene Iven is                                                           9.9 points and 2.7 rebounds in his two seasons in
                                                                               Chad Newman is an
                         in his 12th year as Team                                                              Knoxville.
                                                                               Associate Trainer on the
                         Physician for UT men’s                                                                      Following his career at Tennessee,
                                                                               men’s athletic training
                         athletics.                                                                            Swearengen played six years professionally in
                                                       staff. Newman directs the training efforts on
      The Pond Creek, Okla., native serves a dual                                                              Europe. He returned to the University of
                                                       behalf of the Vol basketball squad in addition to
appointment with athletics and the university’s                                                                Tennessee to complete his undergraduate work in
                                                       working with Tennessee’s men’s tennis and golf
Student Health Center.                                                                                         1997 and then earned a master’s degree in sports
      Iven earned his B.S. at Oklahoma State                                                                   administration in 1998.
                                                             Newman, who first joined the Tennessee
University in 1985. He received his M.D. in 1989
                                                       training staff in a full-time role in 1997, was no
from the University of Oklahoma College of
                                                       stranger to the UT training room, having served as
Medicine. He was accepted as the first Primary
                                                       a volunteer student trainer and a graduate assistant                            Troy Wills
Care Fellow at the University of Oklahoma and
                                                       before his appointment.                                                         Assistant Strength &
completed the year of specialty training in 1993.
                                                             Newman earned his B.S. in exercise science                                Conditioning Coach
He also has obtained a Certificate of Added
                                                       from UT in 1994 and completed his master’s in                                   Emory & Henry 2000
Qualifications in Sports Medicine.
                                                       kinesiology in May 1997.
      A member of the American Board of Family
                                                             A member of the National Athletic Trainers                                       Troy Wills joined
Practice, the American College of Sports
                                                       Association (NATA) and the American College of                                  Johnny Long’s Strength &
Medicine, the American Medical Society of Sports
                                                       Sports Medicine (ACSM), he enjoys participating                                 Conditioning staff in
Medicine, Iven provides event coverage for all
                                                       in extreme sports and watching Urban Cowboy on          January 2003 and has been promoted to Assistant
men’s sports and is responsible for the sports med-
                                                       DVD. Newman is married to the former Stacey             Strength & Conditioning coach.
icine/training staff evaluation, treatment and reha-
                                                       Perry. The couple has a daughter, Katherine.                  Wills, a native of Pocahontas, Va., is the pri-
bilitation with Associate Trainer Chad Newman.
      A annual lecturer at the SEC Sports Medicine                                                             mary strength coach for men’s basketball and the
Symposium on behalf of the SEC Team                                                                            men’s tennis team while also assisting UT football
Physicians, he served the United States Olympic                                Clarence                        student-athletes with their strength and condition-
                                                                                                               ing programs.
Committee as a volunteer physician at its
Colorado Springs Olympic training facility in
                                                                               Swearengen                            A 2000 graduate of Emory & Henry College
                                                                               Administrative                  in Emory, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in educa-
1996 as well as at the 1998 Goodwill Games in
New York City.                                                                 Coordinator                     tion, Wills earned a master’s in physical education
      Iven and his wife Angela have two children,                              Tennessee 1997                  with a concentration in exercise science from East
Austyn and Carson.                                                                                             Tennessee State in 2003.
                                                                                      Former Vol guard               A three-year letterman for the Emory &
                                                                                Clarence       Swearengen      Henry football team, Wills helped lead the Wasps
                                                       returned to his alma mater prior to the 2003-04         to three Old Dominion Athletic Conference cham-
                                                       season as an administrative coordinator on the          pionships. At one time Emory & Henry held a 37-
                                                       Tennessee coaching staff.                               game winning streak at home, the best in the
                                                             “We are glad to have Clarence as a member         nation.
                                                       of our staff,” head coach Buzz Peterson said. “He
                                                       brings a lot of experience to our program and will
                                                       be a big asset in terms of community involvement,                               James Mitchell
                                                       on-campus recruiting and in academics. I think it
                                                       is important to have a former player involved on                                FCA Director
                                                       your staff. We have had a lot of good players come
                                                       through the University of Tennessee who have
                                                       gone on to become successful coaches. I want
                                                       these players to have an opportunity to be a part of
                                                       our program again.”
                                                             Swearengen, who spent the two years as the
                                                       athletics director and basketball coach at Melrose
                                                       High School in Memphis before joining the UT
                                                       staff, also assisted with the University of Memphis
                                                       basketball program where he was an administra-
                                                       tive assistant during the 1999-2000 season.
                                                             A third team All-Southeastern Conference
                                                       selection for the Vols in 1989, the Memphis native
                                                       led the Vols in assists and steals in both his junior
                                                       and senior seasons. Two times during his career he

                   Tennessee Medical Staff                                                                      Office Staff
                                                                                                                  Janice Harper
                                                                                                                  Administrative Secretary

                                                                                                                   Entering her fifth season in the Tennessee
                                                                                                                  Basketball office and her third working with
                                                                                                                  with head coach Buzz Peterson is Janice
                                                                                                                  Harper. A native of Knoxville, Harper and
                                                                                                                  her husband, Darius, have two children, P.J.
                                                                                                                  and Miracle.
     Dr. Russell Betcher                           Dr. Greg Mathien
       Team Orthopedist                              Team Orthopedist

                                                                                                                  Janet Reynolds
                                                                                                                  Senior Secretary

                                                                                                                    Janet Reynolds is in her third year working
                                                                                                                  in the UT Basketball office and her seventh
                                                                                                                  with the University of Tennessee. The
                                                                                                                  Knoxville native has two children, a daugh-
                                                                                                                  ter, Jessica, and a son, Jared.

     Dr. Michael Petty                             Dr. Bill Youmans
      Team Chiropractor                              Team Orthopedist

                                                                 Student Managers

Front Row (L to R): Andy Fox, Jenis Grindstaff, Ben Griffith, Brandon McCormack, Chad Richardson. Back Row (L to R): Matt Insell, Nick Kessler, Nathan Stephens,
Walt Clark, Ryan Pendleton, Brooks Savage, Cody Cantrell, Blake Cantrell, Tracie Ailshie.

                                                       Thornton Athletics Student Life Center
                                        Dr. Ruth Darling                                                            ACADEMIC SUPPORT STAFF
                                        Associate Provost /
                                        Director of Thornton Athletics
                                        Student Life Center
                                              Dr. Ruth Darling was named Associate
                                         Provost and Director of the Thornton Athletics
                                         Student Life Center in February 2001. She
                                         oversees the academic support programs for          Fernandez West                                          Kerry Howland
                                         University of Tennessee student-athletes.             Associate Director                                 Asst. Dir./Lady Vols Tennis
                                              Additionally, Dr. Darling has been                   Football                                       Basketball, Softball, Swim.
appointed by the Southeastern Conference to serve as its representative on the NCAA
Academics/Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet.
    Prior to her current post, she served as Director of Student Affairs and Advising
Services in the College of Arts and Sciences. There she directed the programs, faculty
advisors and staff of the College's Advising Services, a centralized advising center for
more than 6,000 undecided and pre-professional students.
    Dr. Darling worked extensively with curriculum and academic policy develop-
ment, new student orientations and in areas relative to student retention, undergradu-
ate learning, and student persistence to graduation.
    While serving as Director in the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Darling was
active on College and University task forces and committees such as the
                                                                                                Jora Odom                    Susan Ratliff           Kay Shanahan
Undergraduate Student Experience Task Force and Undergraduate Student Retention.             Lady Vols Rowing,            Baseball, Basketball,     Golf, Track, Tennis
She served on the University Advising Committee and the General Education                  Soccer, Track, Volleyball          Swimming
Committee of the Undergraduate Council, the Exempt Staff Council, the Commission
for Women, and the Academic Integrity Committee of the Athletic Department. Dr.
Darling has received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Academic Advising and
the Mortar Board Citation for Service to the University of Tennessee. In addition, she
was nominated for induction into Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa Society
(University Leadership) and selected to attend the University of Tennessee Leadership
Institute. Dr. Darling also has received several national awards in the field of academ-
ic advising and serves as President of the National Academic Advising Association.
    Dr. Darling holds a bachelor’s degree from Westminster Choir College (1975) in
Princeton, N.J., and earned master’s (1977) and doctoral (1999) degrees from the
University of Tennessee.
    She and her husband, Mike Capps, have a son, Jonathan, who attends Centre                   David Haase              Dr. Earl Schliesman         Lois Prislovsky
                                                                                             CHAMPS/Life Skills               Compliance          Special Needs Program
College in Danville, Ky.

                                                                                              Georgia Caver                 Dan Carlson             Lauren Mackey
                                                                                               Writing Center                   Football          Lady Vols Swimming &
                                                                                                Coordinator                                        Diving, Rowing, Golf

The Thornton Athletics Student Life Center, under the direction of the Provost,               Rhonda Green                  Jeanne Bean               Erika Howard
provides Tennessee student-athletes with the nation's best academic support.               Administrative Assistant          Administration           Administration

                                                                 University Administration
                                        Dr. John D. Petersen                                                               The Petersens are parents of two children—
                                                                                                                     Melissa, who works in Washington, D.C., and
                                        President                                                                    Andrew, a Ph.D. student at UConn. Carol Petersen is
                                                                                                                     a former teacher.
                                                                                                                           As UT president, John Petersen is the chief
                                                                                                                     executive officer of the statewide UT system and is
                                                                                                                     headquartered in Knoxville.
                                                                                                                           “For somebody who has spent a career at pub-
                                                                                                                     lic land-grant research universities, the University of
                                                                                                                     Tennessee is probably the best place in the country to
                                                                                                                     be at this time,” Petersen says. “The state and the
                                                                                                                     institution are poised for greater things. The governor
       Dr. John D. Petersen became the 23rd president             “One of the most valuable assets in the univer-
                                                                                                                     is enthusiastic. I am excited about this university and
of the University of Tennessee July 1, 2004. He came        sity’s portfolio is its partnership with Oak Ridge
                                                                                                                     its potential.”
to Tennessee from the University of Connecticut,            National Laboratory and its role with UT-Battelle [a
where he was provost and executive vice president           partnership that manages ORNL for the U.S.
for academic affairs.                                       Department of Energy].
       Petersen succeeded Interim UT President                    “The university’s very special relationship with
Joseph E. Johnson, who took over in August 2003.            the laboratory brings opportunities to share distin-
       The UT Board of Trustees selected Petersen in        guished faculty and world-class facilities that con-
April 2004, concluding an unusually open search that        tribute substantially to the quality of our graduates
included input from all the university’s key stake-         and the state’s workforce.
holder groups and extraordinary open candidate                    He’s anxious to connect with UT alumni.
selection meetings. Meetings and interviews were                  “I think alumni are our best sources of adver-
Webcast, and the votes of committee members and             tisement and enthusiasm. Even when I was a dean, I
trustees were public record.                                spent time talking to alumni groups whenever I was
       Petersen says he’s not bothered by the public        asked and I intend to do that here.”
scrutiny.                                                         If the university keeps alumni connected, “you
       “Scrutiny of higher education or any institution     couldn’t have better ambassadors or a better public
that receives public support is appropriate,” he says.      relations program.”
“In all programs, whether academic or athletic, I
expect absolute quality and integrity.”
       Not only does Petersen prize integrity, but he
also thinks university leaders should keep in mind
they are setting an example for students. “If we’re in
the business of educating youth, they should be able
to look to us as role models.”
       The 56-year-old Petersen is a California native
who earned his degrees at California State University
in Los Angeles (B.S., chemistry, 1970) and the
University of California at Santa Barbara (Ph.D.,
inorganic chemistry, 1975). He began his career as an
assistant professor at Kansas State University.
       His next stop was Clemson University, where
he became chemistry department head and associate
dean of the College of Sciences. In 1994, he went to
Wayne State University in Detroit as dean of the col-
lege of science. He joined the University of
Connecticut in 2000.
       Petersen says he and his wife, Carol, don’t con-
template another move anytime soon. They are glad
to return to the South, remembering their 13 years in
South Carolina during his tenure at Clemson. And
being president of the University of Tennessee seems
like a perfect “fit.”
       “I think this is one of the best opportunities you
could ask for,” Petersen says. The university’s close
ties to Oak Ridge National Laboratory were particu-
larly attractive to him as a chemist.

                                                                   The Athletics Board

2004 SPRING ATHLETICS BOARD: (left to right) seated-Todd Diacon, Bill Dunne, Dan Murphy, Mike Hamilton, Anne Mayhew, Joan Cronan,
Sarah Keeton, Meghan Dodge, John Hodges, Kathleen Davis, Andrea Loughry ; standing-Johnnie Amonette, Bob Kaplan, John Collier, Jan Simek,
Ann Fairhurst, Anne Holt, Don Bosch, Emmon Love, Kenny Wolfenbarger, Ashley Robinson, Carl Hurst, John Ford, Lynn Fain, Matt Fetty, Shelley
Godwin, Ruth Darling, Chuck Smith.

                                                                   (Board as of June 1, 2004)
  Ex-Officio Members                                                                                                         Matthew Murray
  Dr. John D. Petersen                                                                                                       Research Professor, Center for
  President                                                                                                                   Business and Economic Research

  Ely Fly                                                                                                                    Rick Saudargas
  Interim Executive Vice President                                                                                           Professor, Psychology
  Chief Financial Officer
                                                                                                                             Donald Hodges
  Dr. Loren Crabtree                                                                                                         Associate Professor, Forestry, Wildlife &
  Chancellor                                                                                                                  Fisheries Sciences

  Dr. Todd Diacon                                 Dr. Todd Diacon                              Jim Haslam                    Alumni
  Head History                                 Chairman, Athletics Board              Chairman, Executive Committee          Charlie Anderson
  Chair, Athletics Board                                                                                                     Knoxville
  NCAA/SEC Faculty Athletics Rep.      Chaz Molder                               Trustees
                                       President, Student Government             James Haslam II                             Lynn Fain
  Mike Hamilton                          Association                             Chair, Executive Committee                  Knoxville
  Director of Men’s Athletics                                                    Knoxville
                                       Shelley Godwin                                                                        Chuck Smith
  Joan C. Cronan                       Men’s Cheerleading Representative         Andrea Loughry                              Duluth, Ga.
  Director of Women's Athletics                                                  Nashville
                                       Matt Fetty                                                                            Emmon Love
  Dr. Ruth Darling                     Sports Club Recreation Board              Johnnie Amonette                            Knoxville
  Associate Provost                                                              Memphis
  Director, Thornton Center            John Ford                                                                                 A
                                       President, Orange Nation                  Faculty                                     Robert M. Goodfriend
  Phil A. Scheurer                                                               John Collier                                Knoxville
  Vice President, Operations           TBA                                       Professor & Head, Chemical
                                       Student-Athlete, Women’s Athletics          Engineering
  Charles Peccolo                        Representative
  Vice President, Treasurer                                                      Kathleen Davis
                                       TBA                                       Professor, Psychology
  Sylvia Davis                         Student-Athlete, Men’s Athletics
  Vice President, Administration and     Representative                          Ann Fairhurst
  Finance                                                                        Chair, Faculty Senate Athletics Committee
                                       Carl Hurst                                Professor, Consumer & Ind. Services
  Kenny Wolfenbarger                   President, Boost-Her Club
  Employee Relations                                                             Jan Simek
  Council Representative                                                         Interim Dean, School of Architecture

                                                                                 Chuck Collins
                                                                                 Associate Professor, Mathematics

                                                                     Athletic Administration
                                         Mike Hamilton                                                                 shown a great deal of interest in Hamilton’s plans for
                                                                                                                       the campus showpiece. Early improvements have
                                        Athletics Director                                                             begun, but major renovations will not happen before
                                                                                                                       he has heard and analyzed the input from the
                                                                                                                       Tennessee family.
                                                                                                                           On his plate each day are such projects as final
                                                                                                                       construction of the McKenzie Center, the “front
                                                                                                                       door” of the athletics department, the Allan Jones
                                                                                                                       Intercollegiate Aquatic Center, the football locker
                                                                                                                       room at Neyland Stadium, as well as plans for
                                                                                                                       improvements to Thompson-Boling Arena and the
                                                                                                                       soccer, softball and baseball facilities.
     The toughest part of Mike Hamilton’s first year         bration of the “25 Millionth Fan” to enter Neyland
                                                                                                                           Communications -- both internal and external --
as University of Tennessee Director of Athletics may         Stadium since official records keeping began.
                                                                                                                       are of extreme importance to Hamilton and his man-
have been getting his feet back on the ground.                    In his first full year as AD, Hamilton made a
                                                                                                                       agement staff. Tennessee’s newest athletics director
     Nothing like the fulfillment of a career goal to        point to be accessible to Tennessee fans, speaking to
                                                                                                                       recently renegotiated the department’s media con-
send your spirits soaring into the upper reaches of the      more than 75 civic organizations, community groups
                                                                                                                       tract with Host Communications, resulting in imme-
Smoky Mountains.                                             and university organizations and participating in
                                                                                                                       diate and substantial increases in annual income.
     Fortunately for the Vols -- and for Hamilton -- he      nearly 100 print, television and radio interviews.
                                                                                                                           He also initiated with women’s athletics director
suffered no such distractions and transitioned                    From the day of his appointment, July 1, 2003,
                                                                                                                       Joan Cronan monthly departmental staff meetings,
smoothly into an outstanding rookie campaign lead-           Hamilton kept a busy schedule consistent with his
                                                                                                                       involving all athletics employees from both the
ing one of the nation’s top athletics programs.              desire to run a tight and effective ship.
                                                                                                                       men’s and women’s sides to better bridge the gap
     “I’ve always believed the University of                      Saying he was “energized” when he accepted the
                                                                                                                       between the two sectors. This move coincided with
Tennessee athletics director’s job was one of the best       athletics director’s position, Hamilton continues to
                                                                                                                       his early hires and with the recent consolidation of
positions in the nation,” he said. “When you enter           provide new and exciting ventures for the Volunteer
                                                                                                                       two assistant AD positions into one for marketing the
any business, most people want to achieve at the             Family to experience.
                                                                                                                       entire UT athletics department.
highest level. Certainly, the athletics director’s role at        He initiated a “Letterman’s Reunion Weekend,”
                                                                                                                           Also on his mind are what he identifies as “five
Tennessee provides that opportunity.”                        set for the football season opener Sept. 5 against
                                                                                                                       core values” that guide his daily tenure as AD:
     Hamilton took the opening and ran with it. He           UNLV that includes retro jerseys for the Vols as well
                                                                                                                       • Complying with NCAA and SEC rules;
wasted no time putting his imprint on the organiza-          as invitations to all former Tennessee football players
                                                                                                                       • Competing for championships;
tion by naming first a chief financial officer and then      and their families to return to
a director of public relations -- thus meeting a pair of     Knoxville for a weekend of get-
major needs he identified for the organization when          togethers and fellowship.
he accepted his new post.                                         All part of Hamilton’s new
     The former hire helped effectively cut UT’s ath-        customer service platform.
letics budget by almost $2 million; the latter aided              “I take the legacy of
Hamilton’s emphasis on customer service initiatives          University of Tennessee athletics
by offering more personal contact and exposure to            very seriously, with names like
Tennessee fans and extended national media.                  Nathan Dougherty, Gen. Robert
     “Tennessee has a tremendous fan base, and I             Neyland, Bob Woodruff, John
want to ensure we do everything we can to create a           Barnhill and Doug Dickey,”
fan-friendly environment,” he said.                          Hamilton said. “It’s a dream job
     One of Hamilton’s first tasks as athletics director     for me, but also a big responsi-
was the launch of “Ask Mike,” an e-mail hotline that         bility.”
allows fans quick access to Hamilton for their com-               Hamilton also has begun a
ments, suggestions and concerns through the UT ath-          master planning process for
letics Web site.                                             Neyland Stadium along with fea-
     Hamilton also instituted a fan information system       sibility studies for Thompson-
-- both outside Neyland Stadium and within                   Boling Arena and Lindsey
Thompson-Boling Arena -- of booths manned by UT              Nelson Stadium. The initial por-
staffers to help fans find their way around. A promo-        tions of Neyland Stadium were
tional highlight of the 2003 football season was cele-       built in 1921, and UT fans have

 Five Core Values
 •   Complying with NCAA and SEC rules;
 •   Competing for championships;
 •   Running a financially sound operation;
 •   Graduating student-athletes; and
 •   Continuing a pattern of service to the community and state, with the athletics department
     as a positive role model.                                                                              Mike and Beth Hamilton with Matthew and Madison.

                                                                   Athletic Administration
                                                                               (VASF) alone increased from $4
                                                                               million a year prior to Hamilton’s       “I think Tennessee collectively
                                                                               arrival to $13 million in 2003.
                                                                               Total development gifts -- includ-
                                                                                                                         has the best coaches in the
                                                                               ing VASF annual gifts, capital            nation and an athletics staff
                                                                               fund-raising, endowment and              that's dedicated to supporting
                                                                               gifts-in-kind -- will increase again
                                                                               by $2.5 million in 2004 to better               their endeavors.”
                                                                               than $23 million overall.                                          — Mike Hamilton
                                                                                   Hamilton was honored in the
                                                                                                                      as an associate AD, Hamilton also took advantage in
                                                                               spring of 1998 when the National
                                                                                                                      2001 and 2002 of planned programs like the Athletic
                                                                               Association         of      Athletic
                                                                                                                      Director’s Institute in Dallas. The institute, sponsored
                                                                               Development Directors named
                                                                                                                      by the Division I-A Athletic Director’s Association,
                                                                               him National Fundraiser of the
                                                                                                                      is a three-day seminar for associate and assistant ath-
                                                                                                                      letics directors from Division I-A programs around
                                                                                   The 41-year-old Hamilton,
                                                                                                                      the country who are being groomed to become ath-
                                                                               who grew up in Brevard, N.C.,
                                                                                                                      letics directors.
                                                                               served as assistant director of the
                                                                                                                           “Mike is somebody that has impressed me in a
                                                                               Deacon Club at Wake Forest
                                                                                                                      major way,” said Dutch Baughman, the association’s
                                                                               University before joining the Vols
                                                                                                                      executive director.
                                                                               staff in 1992. He earlier had
                                                                                                                           “His ability to be open-minded about the institute
                                                                               served as a graduate assistant in
                                                                                                                      impressed me so much that several years ago I asked
                                                                               fundraising at his alma mater,
                                                                                                                      him to return to our annual meeting a few months
                                                                               Clemson University.
                                                                                                                      later and relate his experiences. He stepped right up
                                                                                   “We interviewed and evaluat-
                                                                                                                      there and delivered an unbelievably good presenta-
                                                                               ed Mike on the same basis as all
                                                                               the other candidates we measured
                                                                                                                           Hamilton is active in the community, serving as a
                                                                               for the UT assignment,” said Dr.
                                                                                                                      board member for the Knoxville Area Chamber
                                                                               Charles Knapp of Heidrick &
                                                                                                                      Partnership and most recently as the chair of its annu-
                                                                               Struggles, a consultant firm that
                                                                                                                      al membership campaign. He also is actively
                                                                               assisted UT’s search for a new
                                                                                                                      involved with Bethany Christian Services and the
                                                                               athletics director. “We recom-
                                                                                                                      Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. In June 2004, he was
                                                                               mended him without reservation
                                                                                                                      selected to Leadership Knoxville Class of 2005.
                                                                               as having all the attributes to be
                                                                                                                           Hamilton and his wife, the former Elizabeth
Mike Hamilton became Tennessee’s seventh director of athletics in July 2003.   successful. Mike Hamilton really
                                                                                                                      Merrill, also from Brevard, are parents of a daughter,
                                                                              measures up well with the very best
                                                                                                                      Madison, and a son, Matthew.
• Running a financially sound operation;                                      athletics directors in the country.”
• Graduating student-athletes; and                              During his time in the development office at
• Continuing a pattern of service to the community Tennessee, additions to the campus landscape includ-
and state, with the athletics department as a positive ed: Neyland Stadium north end zone upper deck, east
role model.                                                side sky boxes and JumboTron, Lindsey Nelson
    Under Hamilton’s leadership, Tennessee experi- Stadium, Goodfriend Tennis Center, Thornton                        Personal Information
enced its best year ever in fundraising in fiscal year Athletics Student Life Center, renovations to Tom              Born:                Aug. 13, 1963, in Brevard, N.C.
2004 and successfully completed the STEP UP cam- Black Track and the Tennessee Boat House.                            High School:         Brevard High School
                                                                “I think Tennessee collectively has the best          College:             B.S. Accounting, Clemson
paign, exceeding the goal of $44.25 million by rais-
                                                           coaches in the nation and an athletics staff that’s ded-                        University 1985, MBA, Clemson
ing a record $48.61 million in the department’s first                                                                                      University 1988
comprehensive capital campaign.                            icated to supporting their endeavors,” Hamilton con-       Professional Career: NCNB Corp., Tampa, Fla., 1985-
    Hamilton previously filled the position of Senior tinued. “We have an outstanding support base that                                    86; Clemson IPTAY Club, 1986-
Associate Athletics Director for External Operations, gives us an opportunity to be successful on a nation-                                88; Assistant Director, Wake
earning that promotion in September 2002, and has al level. I certainly want to keep that tradition mov-                                   Forest Deacon Club, 1988-92; UT
                                                           ing forward, even though I know there are challenges                            Assistant Athletics Director,
been on the UT staff since 1992.
                                                                                                                                           Development, 1992-96; UT
    In his former senior associate athletics director’s always in front of us to remain at the top.                                        Associate Athletics Director,
post, the title carried full responsibility for UT’s            “It had been a goal of mine to become an athlet-                           Development & Marketing, 1996-
annual donors’ program as well as all capital and          ics director at some period during my career. The                               2002, UT Senior Associate
planned giving. He assumed additional responsibili- realization of that goal at the University of Tennessee                                Athletics Director, Development
                                                                                                                                           & Marketing, 2002-03; UT
ties in 2002-03 for men’s basketball and athletics was the fulfillment that any athletics administrator
                                                           would hope to obtain.”                                                          Director of Athletics, 2003-present
marketing and promotional efforts.                                                                                    Wife:                Elizabeth (Beth) Merrill Hamilton
    Gifts to the Volunteer Athletics Scholarship Fund           In addition to improving his management skills
                                                                                                                      Children:            Madison and Matthew

                                                                    Athletic Administration
                         Gary Wyant                                                   David Woodall                                               Bill Myers
                         Executive Associate                                          Senior Associate                                           Chief Financial
                         Athletics Director                                           Athletics Director                                         Officer

                              Gary Wyant was named                                         David Woodall, whose                                      Bill Myers holds the
                          Executive          Associate                                 association with Tennessee                                position of Chief Financial
                          Athletics Director in August                                 athletics traces back to his                              Officer for the UT men’s and
                          2002. He serves as the top                                   service as football manager,                              women’s athletics depart-
                          aide to Athletics Director                                   was named Senior Associate                                ments. Myers began his new
Mike Hamilton after four years as Senior Associate           Athletics Director in August 2002.                         duties in September 2003.
Athletics Director and five years as chief of staff for         Woodall's responsibilities through the years have          He reports directly to Athletics Directors Mike
head football coach Phillip Fulmer.                          included such assignments as football administration,      Hamilton and Joan Cronan, with oversight responsi-
   Wyant combines the insight he gained as a football        ticket coordination, game management, finance fund         bilities in budgeting, coordination of accounting,
coach with the business acumen acquired in 15 years          raising, souvenirs and concessions.                        financial and capital expenditures, management of
as a banker to assure the administrative processes              A Jackson native, Woodall, 51, began his affilia-       cash flow and risk management. He also handles
move along on schedule.                                      tion with the athletics department as head football        internal and external audits of financial information.
   The Wichita, Kan., product oversees the daily             manager for the 1973, 1974, 1976 and 1977 seasons.            A Seymour native, Myers came to UT in July
operations of the athletics department and serves as         Upon graduation from UT in 1975, Woodall stayed in         1998, serving two years as Assistant Director of
liaison between UT and both Adidas and Action                school and completed his law degree in 1978. He            Development. He managed the daily operations of
Sports Media. He was instrumental in the Thornton            passed the bar exam for the State of Tennessee during      the Volunteer Athletic Scholarship Fund, assisting in
Athletics Student Life Center project and currently is       that year.                                                 ticket assignment and working with donors. He also
focusing his attention on a new aquatics center for the         After three seasons as administrative aide for the      oversaw the Collegiate Club and managed a network
Vols.                                                        football coaching staff, Woodall moved into ticket         of 130 volunteers. He was Associate Director of
   Gary starred as a multiple sports standout at East        coordination at UT and served as Assistant Game            Development from January 2000 to May 2001, over-
High School. He was a quarterback on the football            Manager on the staff of Gus Manning. He coordinat-         seeing the VASF and helping coordinate the Big
team, a regional high school wrestling champion in           ed installation of the department’s computer ticketing     Orange Caravan.
1957 and the state baseball batting champ in 1958.           system in 1983 and later upgraded the network to              Myers became Director of Annual Giving from
   At Wichita State University from 1958-61, he              include fund raising in 1987.                              May 2001 to August 2002, managing the VASF to an
played quarterback his freshman and sophomore sea-              Woodall was promoted to Assistant Athletics             all-time giving high of $13.26 million and overseeing
sons and defensive back his final two years. Wyant           Director for Tickets and Finance in 1988 and became        daily operations of the annual giving program. He
then went directly into college coaching the follow-         an Associate Athletics Director for Event                  was named Assistant Athletic Director for
ing season and worked his way up to defensive coor-          Management, Souvenirs, Concessions, Tickets and            Development in August 2002, with oversight of the
dinator by 1965.                                             Finance in 1996.                                           office of Assistant Director of Development and five
   His first stint at UT came as a defensive backfield          Upon being named a Senior Associate, Woodall’s          student workers in the Development Office.
coach from 1971-75. He left Knoxville for a job with         duties began to encompass both the men’s and                  Myers is a 1992 UT graduate in business adminis-
Texas Tech in 1976 and closed out his coaching               women’s departments, especially in the area of com-        tration and finance, and earned his master’s degree
career one year later, after which he became affiliat-       petition and service contracts and corporate partner       from UT in education, human performance and sports
ed with a bank in Sparta, Tenn. Coaching stops prior         agreements.                                                studies in 1997.
to coming to Tennessee included serving as both an                                                                         He is married to the former Rachel Keys of Gray,
assistant and defensive coordinator at Florida State                                                                    and they have a 1-year-old daughter, Kate.
from 1966-69 and as a defensive secondary coach at
Georgia in 1970.
   Gary and his wife, Betty, have three children,
Greg, Mike and Jennifer, and five grandchildren.

                                                                                                                        Personal Information
                                                                                                                        Born:                April 21, 1970, in Knoxville, Tenn.
                                                                                                                        High School:         Seymour High School
                                                             Personal Information                                       College:             University of Tennessee 1992;
Personal Information                                         Born:                Dec. 13, 1951, in Jackson, Tenn.                           Master’s, University of Tennessee
Born:                 March 10, 1940 in Wichita, Kan.        High School:         Jackson High School                                        1997
High School:          Wichita East High School               College:             University of Tennessee 1975; J.D.,   Professional Career: Andersen Consulting, Nashville,
College:              Wichita State University 1963                               University of Tennessee 1978                               1992-96; UT Assist. Dir. of
College Football:     Quarterback and Safety, Wichita        Professional Career: Football Aide 1979-82; Ticket                              Development 1998-2000; Assoc.
                      State 1958-61                                               Coordinator/Assistant         Game                         Dir. of Development 2000-01; Dir.
Coaching Career:      Wichita State 1962-65; Florida State                        Manager       1982-88; Assistant                           of Annual Giving 2001-02; Assist.
                      1966-69; Georgia 1970; Tennessee                            Athletics     Director     1988-96;                        Ath. Dir. for Development 2002-03;
                      1971-75; Texas Tech 1976-77                                 Associate Athletics Director 1996-                         Chief Financial Officer 2003-present
Wife:                 Betty Huddleston Wyant                                      2002; Senior Associate Athletics      Wife:                Rachel Keys Myers
Children:             Greg, Mike and Jennifer                                     Director 2002-present                 Children:            Kate

                                                                     Athletic Administration
                          Brad Bertani                                                 David Blackburn                                            Chris Fuller
                          Associate Athletics                                         Assistant Athletics                                         Assistant Athletics
                          Director Compliance                                         Director Development                                        Director Sales &
                              Brad Bertani assumed the                                      David Blackburn filled the
                         position of Associate Athletics                               Assistant Athletics Director                                    Chris Fuller joined the UT
                         Director for Compliance in                                    for Development position in                                 staff in June as Assistant
                         February.                                                     August 2003. The 12-year ath-                               Athletics Director for Sales
  Bertani, 35, came to UT from Marshall, where he held                                 letics department veteran pre-                              and Marketing.
the same position since January 2002. Prior to his           viously had served a five-year stint as Assistant AD for       He accepted responsibility for cultivating corporate
Marshall employment, Bertani worked four years as a          Football Administration, working closely with head          partner relationships, developing and implementing sea-
membership services representative for the National          coach Phillip Fulmer.                                       son ticket and group sales and developing marketing and
Collegiate Athletic Association.                                A Loudon native, Blackburn’s duties revolve around       promotional plans for men’s and women’s athletics.
                                                             the Volunteer Athletic Scholarship Fund’s annual giving        Most recently, Fuller served as a consultant for the
   Bertani served as an athletics compliance and aca-
                                                             program, including its network of volunteers and related    Mid-American Conference, Bowling Green State
demic coordinator at the University of Detroit Mercy
                                                             activities. He is responsible for the operations of the     University and Troy State University. Prior to that, he
from 1994-97, and before that spent six months as assis-
                                                             development office and donor services.                      served as vice president of collegiate marketing for the
tant to the compliance director at Ohio State University.
                                                                Blackburn, 38, graduated from UT in 1989 after serv-     Cleveland Cavaliers.
   He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science
                                                             ing two years as head football student manager. His first      Fuller previously served as director of business oper-
from Denison University in 1991, and then completed a
                                                             full-time position on the football staff was as assistant   ations and university services for ACC Properties, and
master’s in sports administration at Ohio University and
                                                             recruiting coordinator, followed by dual responsibilities   was assistant sports marketing director at North
his law degree at Capital University in 1994.
                                                             as administrative assistant for football and manager of     Carolina.
   Bertani is married to the former Gretchen Harris of
                                                             recruiting compliance for all men’s teams.                     He graduated from Shepherd College in 1988 and
Columbus, Ohio. They have three children, Lydia, 7,
                                                                Blackburn is the father of a 7-year-old daughter,        earned his master’s from West Virginia University in
Joey, 3, and Lindsey, 1.
                                                             Emma.                                                       1992.

                          Chris                                                        John Currie                                                Harris D. (Bud)
                          Besanceney                                                  Associate Athletics                                         Ford
                          Assistant Athletics                                         Director External
                                                                                                                                                  Associate Athletics
                          Director Tickets                                            Operations
                                                                                                                                                  Director Media
                              Chris Besanceney joined                                      John Currie was named                                  Relations
                          the UTAD staff in September                                  Associate Athletics Director
                          2004 as the Assistant Athletics                              for External Operations in                                       A 39-year veteran of his
Director for Tickets.                                                                  June after serving as Associate                              profession, University of
   He is responsible for directing all aspects of depart-    AD for Development since 2002.                              Tennessee graduate Bud Ford was promoted in April
mental ticket operations, including working closely with        In August 2003, Currie’s responsibilities were           2000 to the position of Associate Athletics Director for
the marketing and development offices to promote sales       expanded to include leadership of UT’s athletics mar-       Media Relations. He was elected to the CoSIDA Hall of
and attendance, guaranteeing compliance with all state,      keting and ticketing offices. In the 2003-04 fiscal year,   Fame in May 2001.
university, NCAA and SEC regulations relating to the         VASF donors, Vol ticket customers and corporate spon-          Ford began his career as a part-time employee in the
ticket office, and handling all post-season service and      sors invested more than $50 million in support of UT        Vols publicity office while he completed undergraduate
sales.                                                       student-athletes.                                           studies. He then pioneered the position of full-time
   Besanceney served as the head athletic ticket manag-         Currie first came to UT in 1997 as executive director    Assistant SID in 1966 upon completion of his degree in
er for Michigan State University from 2000 until his         of the VASF. After a two-year stint at Wake Forest, he      retailing. For the next 35 years, he worked alongside
appointment at UT in 2004. He was responsible for all        returned to the Vols in August 2000 as Assistant AD for     CoSIDA Hall of Fame member Haywood Harris. In
ticketing, including post-season ticketing and donor         Development. Currie also served as campaign director        January 1988, Ford was promoted to Sports Information
seating for the Spartans.                                    for the recently completed “STEP UP” campaign that          Director and in March 1989 was named Assistant
   Prior to that, he served as assistant ticket manager at   exceeded its goal and reached a $48.6 million total.        Athletics Director for Sports Information.
Michigan State and assistant ticket manager for the             President of the SEC development directors for 2004-        Ford works with an expanded staff of full-time and
University of Missouri-Columbia Athletic Ticket Office.      05, Currie earned his master’s in sports management         student employees in meeting the needs of the media
   Besanceney earned his bachelor’s degree in 1998           from UT and also is a 1993 Wake Forest University           who cover the Vols. Under Ford’s direction, Tennessee’s
from Michigan State University, where he served four         graduate. He and his wife, Mary Lawrence, have two          publications have received more than 35 “Best in the
years as a football manager under coach George Perles.       children, Jack and Virginia.                                Nation” honors.
                                                                                                                            The Knoxville native and his wife, Sandra, have two
                                                                                                                         children, Brent and Julie.

                                                                    Athletic Administration
                          Bill Higdon                                                  Mike Rollo                                                   Tiffany
                          Assistant Athletics                                          Associate Athletics                                          Carpenter
                          Director Event                                               Director Facilities                                          Director
                          Management                                                                                                                Public Relations
                                                                                             Mike Rollo, affiliated with
                               Bill Higdon was named in                                  Vol athletics since his under-
                                                                                                                                                         Tiffany Utsman Carpenter
                           1992 as assistant athletics                                   graduate days, was promoted
                                                                                                                                                     serves as Director of Public
                           director for event management.                                in September 2002 to
                                                                                                                                                     Relations for the UT Athletics
                               Higdon, a UT graduate,                                    Associate Athletics Director
                                                                                                                           Department. In this position, she is responsible for
has been on the Vols staff since 1975, serving first as     for Facilities. The job change ended Rollo’s 30-year
                                                                                                                           developing and implementing public relations strategy
football recruiting coordinator and then as senior admin-   tenure with the UT athletic training staff.
                                                                                                                           for the department.
istrative assistant for Tennessee's football office.            A Kingston native, Rollo was appointed head athlet-
                                                                                                                              The Bristol native previously served as account
    Before coming to Tennessee, Higdon was on the staff     ic trainer in August 1992 shortly after the death of Tim
                                                                                                                           supervisor for Atkinson Public Relations and as an
at Volunteer State Community College as assistant           Kerin and served from 2000-02 as Assistant Athletics
                                                                                                                           account executive at The Ingram Group, both in
coach in baseball and basketball.                           Director for sports medicine. He worked with the Vols
                                                                                                                           Nashville. She also has assisted with the launch of the
    A Knoxville native, Higdon earned a master’s degree     basketball team from 1976-92 while advancing through
                                                                                                                           Nashville Predators and served as community and media
from Western Kentucky University, where he was an           the ranks as student assistant trainer (1973-77), graduate
                                                                                                                           relations advisor for the American Basketball League’s
assistant coach on the 1971 NCAA Final Four team.           assistant trainer (1977-80), assistant trainer (1980-86)
                                                                                                                           Nashville Noise.
    Higdon is married to the former Susan Wolcott. They     and associate head trainer (1986-92).
                                                                                                                              Carpenter is a 1996 UT graduate with a bachelor’s
have two children, Julie and David.                             Rollo’s current role uses his experience and organiza-
                                                                                                                           degree in public relations. She is married to Allen
                                                            tional abilities to lead the UT athletic facilities program,
                                                                                                                           Carpenter of Knoxville.
                                                            which currently is in the process of building, renovating
                          Tyler Johnson                     and expanding facilities benefiting 17 of UT’s 20 sports
                                                            teams.                                                                                  Scott Rabenold
                          Assistant Athletics                   Rollo, 47, earned his B.S. degree in education in 1977                              Director
                          Director Operations               and received an M.S. degree in 1981, both from UT. The                                  Capital Support
                                                            Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society named him Trainer
                              Tyler Johnson was named       of the Year in 2001.                                                                         Scott Rabenold has been
                          Assistant Athletics Director
                                                                                                                                                     UT’s Director of Capital
                          for Operations in June 2002.
                                                                                                                                                     Support since October 2002,
                          He has served on the athletics
                          department staff since 1995.                                 Carmen Tegano                                                 with an emphasis on athletics
                                                                                       Associate Athletics                                           department fund raising.
    Johnson, 35, has responsibilities that include manag-
                                                                                                                              A Montezuma, Iowa, native, Rabenold came to UT
ing the department's scholarship program, squad lists                                  Director Administration
                                                                                                                           from the University of Memphis, where he spent 2001-
and other day-to-day operations.
                                                                                                                           02 as assistant AD for annual giving. He previously
    He served most recently as associate director of the                                  Carmen        Tegano      is
                                                                                                                           served as assistant director of the Wake Forest Deacon
Thornton Athletics Student Life Center in the areas of                                Associate Athletics Director
                                                                                                                           Club from 1998-2001.
academic advising and eligibility for football and base-                              for Administration. His pri-
                                                                                                                              The 1997 University of Iowa graduate played basket-
ball. He also had responsibility for building manage-                                 mary responsibilities are man-
                                                                                                                           ball for the Hawkeyes from 1993-98, participating in
ment and supervision.                                                                 agement of the baseball pro-
                                                                                                                           two NCAA tournaments. He earned his MBA from
    Johnson is a 1994 graduate of the University of         gram and working with the office of development in the
                                                                                                                           Drake University in 2000.
Wisconsin, La Crosse, with a degree in physical educa-      area of fundraising and endowments from former stu-
                                                                                                                              Rabenold is married to the former Sarah Hotchkiss of
tion teaching and a minor in coaching competitive ath-      dent-athletes.
                                                                                                                           Eldridge, Iowa. They have a 1-year-old son, Spencer.
letics. He earned his master's degree from UT in sport         Tegano has been with the Athletics Department since
management in 1995.                                         1985 and was previously the Associate Athletics
    Johnson's wife, Catherine, is an assistant athletic     Director for Student Life.                                          CONSULTANTS TO THE A.D.
trainer with the Lady Vols.                                    Tegano holds a doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic
                                                            Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), where he
                                                            served as assistant athletics director before joining the
                                                            Tennessee staff. He coached at both the high school and
                                                            college levels prior to entering athletics administration
                                                            in 1980. Tegano is an adjunct professor at Tennessee and
                                                            has taught numerous courses in the area of athletics
                                                            administration and leadership.
                                                               He and his wife, Deborah, have two daughters,                   Doug Dickey                     Haywood Harris
                                                            Rachel and Mary Katherine.

                                                                                                                                                Gus Manning

                                                             Broadcasting and Video Staff
                            Bob Kesling                                                                      TENNESSEE VIDEO STAFF
                            Director of External Communications                                                      The Tennessee video staff, headed by TV/Media
                                                                                                                Video Coordinator Barry Rice, provides a myriad of serv-
                                 Veteran sports announcer Bob Kesling holds the                                 ices to the athletics department.
                             Director of External Communications position in the                                     The hard-working staff produces the Phillip Fulmer,
                             University of Tennessee Athletics Department.                                      Buzz Peterson and Pat Summitt coaches shows. Those
                                 The longtime sports anchor for Knoxville television                            programs air weekly during their respective seasons
                             station WBIR-TV and lead announcer for Southeastern                                throughout the state of Tennessee and are hosted by UT
                             Conference football and basketball games on the                                    Director of External Communications Bob Kesling.
Jefferson-Pilot network was appointed to the job in 1999.                                                            “Inside the Orange” airs in the spring and focuses on
                                                                                             Barry Rice
   Kesling's responsibilities entail doing the play-by-play announcing for Vols foot-      TV Media Video       UT’s highly successful spring sports.
ball and basketball and arranging other broadcasts for both men's and women's ath-           Coordinator             The UT video staff also gathers a variety of clips for
letics. In football, Kesling works with color commentator Tim Priest, former Vols                               inseason and postseason highlight videos.
defensive back, and sideline reporter Jeff Francis, a Vols quarterback in the 1980s.                                 The staff works closely with the major television net-
Former UT basketball player Bert Bertelkamp is the color man for Big Orange                                     works in securing game footage and provides weekly
men's basketball.                                                                                               satellite uplinks with coach and student-athlete inter-
   Kesling also serves as the host of the Phillip Fulmer and Buzz Peterson televi-                              views.
sion shows and is host of Vol Calls, a weekly radio call-in program carried on Vol                                   Rice also serves as the coordinating producer for the
Network stations. In 2002, Bob called first- and second-round NCAA basketball                                   JumboTrons in UT athletics facilities, directing his staff
tournament action for Westwood One/CBS Radio.                                                                   for the visual replays. He works closely with Host
   Born in Texas, Kesling grew up in Kettering, Ohio. He turned south for his edu-                              Communications and the Vol Network in the production
cation, however, and wound up at UT, where he was a fullback on the junior varsi-                               of the Big Orange home video collection.
                                                                                            Link Hudson
ty football team. In 1972, he carried the ball nine times for 40 yards and caught one   Videographer/Producer        Rice captured an Emmy Award in 2001 for “Stripes,”
pass.                                                                                                           a documentary on football officiating in the Southeastern
   After graduation he went to Knoxville radio's WIVK and then switched to tele-                                Conference.
vision station WBIR as sports director in 1980. He was named Tennessee                                               Link Hudson not only films and produces the coach-
Sportscaster of the Year in 2002, his fourth such honor.                                                        es shows, but also is hard at work in the edit bay piecing
   He and his wife, Tami, are the parents of two girls, Allison and Melissa. Allison                            together video clips to produce the high-quality tapes
is a junior at Tennessee.                                                                                       seen at postseason banquets and other venues.
                                                                                                                     Sports Video Coordinator Joe Harrington handles all
                                                                                                                the filming of football practices and games, and conducts
                                                                                                                video exchange with upcoming opponents.
                                                                                                                     Kyle Payne works diligently in the field, filming vari-
                                                                                                                ous athletics events on campus and on the road to help pro-
                                                                                             Kyle Payne
                                                                                           Visual Resource      vide a video archive. He also assists Hudson in the editing
                                                                                              Specialist        of video clips and production of tapes.

                                                                                                      Tennessee Basketball On The Internet
                                                                                                                    The University of Tennessee boasts one of the
                                                                                                                nation's best and most-visited collegiate athletics Web
                                                                                                                sites -- The site features daily updates
                                                                                                                on each of UT's nine men's sports, contains video and
                                                                                                                audio clips from the Vols coaches and student-athletes
                                                                                                                and provides a link for UT fans to purchase official Vols
                                                                                                                apparel and souvenirs at
                                                                                                                    In addition to, Tennessee also pro-
                                                                                                                vides two additional Web sites, and
                                                                                             Rick Starratt
                                                                                                       The sites take you behind the scenes
                                                                                           Communications       of the UT football and men's basketball programs and
                                                                                                Director        provides insight from the head coaches.
                                                                                                                    Rick Starratt was named UT’s Internet
                                                                                                                Communications Director in September 2004 after
                                                                                                                spending three years as Assistant Internet
                                                                                                                Communications Director. A native of Norton, Mass.,
                                                                                                                Starratt is a 1996 graduate of Wheaton College and
                                                                                                                received his master’s in sport administration from UT
                                                                                                                in 1998.
                                                                                                                    Jeff Muir is in his first year as Associate Internet
                                                                                                                Communications Director and his ninth overall at the
                                                                                               Jeff Muir        University of Tennessee. The 1993 Arkansas graduate
                                                                                           Associate Internet
                                                                                                                spent eight years in UT’s Sports Information Office
                                                                                                Director        before joining the Internet Communications Office. A
                                                                                                                native of Jonesboro, Ark., Muir accompanied the Vols’
             Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp enter their sixth season
                  calling the action for the Vol Radio Network.
                                                                                        baseball team to three NCAA Tournaments and the 2001 College World Series.

                                                                             Tennessee Coaches

      Greg Adkins                       Mike Bell                      Chuck Benson                     Dan Brooks                     Steve Caldwell                     John Chavis
 Assistant Football Coach        Assistant Baseball Coach        Assistant Basketball Coach       Assistant Football Coach         Assistant Football Coach         Assistant Head Football

       Ed Conroy                        Al Daniel                      Rod Delmonico                   Norbert Elliott                Michael Fancutt                    Chris Ferguson
Assistant Basketball Coach         Director of Basketball              Baseball Coach              Assistant Track & Field               Tennis Coach             Associate Head Basketball
                                        Operations                                                         Coach                                                            Coach

     Phillip Fulmer                    Joe Hendee                        Jim Kelson                   Chris Mahony                    David Parrington                   Buzz Peterson
     Football Coach             Assistant Swimming Coach                 Golf Coach                Associate Head Tennis                 Diving Coach                  Basketball Coach

                      Randy Sanders                     Larry Simcox                    Larry Slade                 Jimmy Ray Stephens                  Trooper Taylor
                 Assistant Football Coach         Assistant Baseball Coach        Assistant Football Coach         Assistant Football Coach        Assistant Football Coach

                                                                                                                                                                     See individual
                                                                                                                                                                  sport’s brochure or
                                                                                                                                                                    information on
                                                                                                                                                                      the coaches
                                      John Trembley                    Pat Washington                  George Watts                       Bill Webb                   listed above.
                                     Swimming Coach               Assistant Football Coach          Cross Country Coach              Track & Field Coach
                                                                                                Assistant Track & Field Coach

                                                                      Administrative and Clerical Support

  Marzella Allen          Debbie Archdale                      Kevin Avery                    Janie Bean                  Nancy Cowan                      Ken Duncan                Deborah Golden              Eddie Howell
 Principal Secretary       Principal Secretary           Compliance Officer               Admin. Services               Principal Secretary            Computer Support              Principal Secretary       Senior Programmer
      Facilities         Track & Cross Country                                          Assistant Compliance           Administration/Golf                                               Swimming                    Analyst

   Judy Jackson             Donna Muir                        Sherry Parker                   Joy Postell                 Sandy Rucker                     Joe Whitney                     Rita Wilson          Gene McCarter
Associate Director for    Program Resource              Administrative Assistant          Spirit Coordinator           Principal Secretary             Sports Psychologist           Sr. Admin. Services       Manager Varsity Inn
   Student Welfare         Specialist/Tennis                  Baseball                                                     Operations                                               Asst. Athletic Director   Aramark Corporation

                                                                                Development and Marketing

   Claire Stone              Scott Carter                 Jennifer Wiggins               Allyson Gozdieski         Rebecca Hobbs-Clowers
                                                                                                                                 C                         Tina Haun                  Kathy Kersting              Suzie Miller
 Associate Director        Assistant Director             Associate Director              Associate Director         Program Res. Specialist         Program Res. Specialist         Principal Secretary         Admin. Services
   Development               Development                   Annual Giving                   Sales/Marketing           Development/Marketing                Development                                         Assistant Development

                                                                                   Business Office & Ticketing

  Danny Burnley           Mary Underwood                      Debbie Maxey                    Joy Bowlin                Linda Chatham                      Laura Fox                       Jill Mayfield          Julie Raines
   Assistant Ticket         Assistant Ticket             Accounting Manager                Admin. Services                Accounting Clerk             Data Integrity Clerk          Data Integrity Clerk      Accounting Assistant
      Manager                  Manager                                                 Assistant Business Office                                          Ticket Office                 Ticket Office               Cashier

                                                Valuri Reid               Alice Sampsell                     Karen Seal                      Ann Smith                   Lynn Sykes
                                          Accounting Clerk             Senior Budget Assistant          Data Integrity Clerk           Accounting Clerk                Admin. Services
                                                                                                           Ticket Office                                             Assistant Accounting

                                                                                              Sports Information

                                               John Painter               Craig Pinkerton                   Tom Mattingly                    Susie Treis               Hillary Burress
                                        Associate SID Football                Associate SID                  Director                  Principal Secretary              Senior Secretary
                                                                               Basketball               Special Publications           Sports Information                Broadcasting

                                                                                      Event Management

                                         David Elliott               Bill Whitesell             Charles Oliver                 Chad Culver                   Angie Doyle
                                       Coordinator Event           Sr. Admin. Services               Administrative         Administrative Support    Program Res. Specialist
                                         Management                     Assistant                   Assistant/Events              Assistant             Event Management


                           Jim Bletner               Phil Blackstock                  Sue Snavely                  Jarrod Atkins              Mark Merritt                 Doug Ogle
                      Director of Concessions        Associate Director         Admin. Services Asst.
                                                       Concessions                 Concessions

                                                                                           Spirit Squads

Front Row (L to R): Kyle Sain, Holly Simmons, Melea Shatley, Shawn Manners, Chariti Barton, Megan Booker, Jessica Frazier, Christia Brinkley, Sara Mynatt, Jessie Roller,
Amanda Goodwin, Katie Hutchison, Jacqueline Hughes, Craig Potter. Second Row (L to R): Dru Kaegi, Justin Chaney, Simon Smart, Leslie Lahti, Brittany Bailes, Tiffany Ryan,
Sarah Mikels, Lauren Marino, Larryn Mathis, Katie Hill, Heather Speaks, Magan Johnson, Sarah Hayes, Lindsey Smith, JC Henry, Ben Endsley. Third Row (L to R): Justin
Medford, Tiffany Bennett, Codi Barthel, dance coach Julie Barton, Saskia Lindsey, Smokey Josh Lay, Ashley Wilson, head coach Joy Postell, graduate assistant Whitt Morehead,
Emily Jokisch. Fourth Row (L to R): Frank Forrestt, Matt Elliott, Katie Fear, Nick Sanjines, Chelsea Bares, Ben Johnson, Adam Vicars, Josh Baggett, assistant coach Eric Counts,
Jon Musick, Adam Wade, Jeremy Black, Erin Preston, Cole Goins, Maci Stephens, Aubrey Hooper, Will Martin. Not Pictured: assistant coach Andra Hutchins


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