Mocs Coaches Enjoy Taking Part in Porky’s Open Golf Fundraiser
Chattanooga-(WDEF) Mocs athletics held one of their biggest and likely most entertaining fund-raisers Tuesday with the Porky’s Open golf tournament at Council Fire.
Most of UTC’s head coaches participate in the event, and even former Mocs quarterback Jacob Huesman chipped in today before heading to his try-out with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The annual golf outing has raised over one-million-dollars for UTC athletics.
Said athletic director David Blackburn-“The event is very important to us mainly becaue of relationships that we form. That’s the key. We want to build relationships. It also means a lot to us for revenue.”
Added head basketball coach Matt McCall-“You know an event like this where you can get out here and interact with coaches and everything. It’s not like that at every place. We’re excited to be out here today for a good cause.”
Said head football coach Russ Huesman-“Yeah, this is really fun. I’ve been doing number nine green here for a long time. It’s neat because I get to see everybody and thank them for coming out and supporting our program.”
Coach Huesman wore a Steelers cap in honor of his son Jacob earning a tryout this weekend with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Said Russ-“Well it was in the trunk of my car. I had gotten it a few years ago. It has just been sitting under my golf clubs and everything else. Saw it today and pulled it out for (son) Jacob.”
Said Jacob-“I’ve heard more people say well we are going to be Steelers fans now if you make it. It has been awesome. I’ve enjoyed it.”
Said Blackburn-“For this event, everyone enjoys it because it’s a time to reconnect or connect and help the student-athletes because the money goes directly into our budget.”