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Brent Jolly
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Tennessee Tech
Graduating Year: 2002
Experience: 6 Years
Phone: 423-425-4421
Email: brent-jolly@utc.edu

Brent Jolly has been an integral part of the Chattanooga men's basketball program since joining the program in 2003.  During that time, he has held three different titles during the Mocs' run to four SoCon North crowns and two trips to the NCAA Tournament.

Jolly spent the 2003-04 season as the Mocs' graduate assistant coach under former Head Coach Jeff Lebo.  Current Head Coach John Shulman made him his director of basketball operations when he assumed head coaching responsibilities going into 2004-05.

Before the 2005-06 season, Shulman promoted Jolly to assistant coach, replacing one-year assistant Charlton Young who left the program June 27, 2005, to take an assistant's position at Georgia Tech.

Jolly spends most of his time coaching guards and wings and on the recruiting trail.  It continues his basketball relationship with Shulman. Shulman recruited Jolly to play basketball at Tennessee Tech for former Golden Eagles Head Coach Jeff Lebo.

His recruiting efforts have impacted the program.  Among his many catches include Kevin Goffney, who is playing professionally in Europe, and Ricky Taylor who became the 18th 1,000-point scorer in the program's DI history.

A native of Sparta, Tenn., Jolly earned his Master's degree in Business Administration from UTC in May, 2005.  He played basketball for Lebo at Tennessee Tech for three years.  He is a 2003 graduate of Tech with a degree in Accounting. 

Jolly finished 11th on Tech's career scoring list and owns the school's top career free throw percentage.  He was part of the Ohio Valley Conference Championship team as a sophomore and junior and was a six-time member of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

Jolly was the State of Tennessee's Mr. Basketball award winner as a senior at White County High School.  He led his team to back-to-back state championships and was a two-time First-Team All-State honoree.

He was named Most Valuable Player of the state tournament his junior season and was an Honorable Mention USA Today All-America.

Jolly's sister, Kellie Harper, is currently the head women's basketball coach at North Carolina State.  The former University of Tennessee standout served as an assistant coach for the UTC women's team for three seasons before becoming a head coach. His youngest brother, Ross, attended UTC and is an assistant women’s basketball coach at UNCW.

He is married to the former Erica Whittenburg, a native of Clarkrange, Tenn.

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