Austin Plemons is entering his first year as a defensive assistant for the Mocs. He spent the previous two seasons as a student-assistant in the Chattanooga football program.
Plemons played one season of college football at Lambuth University in Memphis, Tenn. He transferred to UTC for his final three years of undergraduate work. He earned his degree in Health and Human Performance in 2012.
A native of Greenback, Tenn., Plemons played for UTC Offensive Coordinator Marcus Satterfield's father, Bill, at Greenback High School. Plemons was the 2008 Region 2A Offensive Lineman of the Year for the Cherokees, graduating in 2009.