Russ Huesman Notes

February 20, 2014 | Chattanooga, Tenn.

Enviable Record on the Field
- Huesman’s career record stands at 31-25, a .553 winning percentage. The Mocs won exactly 32 games in the 10 previous seasons to his arrival in 2009 (32-81).
- He is 23-17 (.575) in Southern Conference games. The program won 21 games the previous 10 campaigns to 2009 (21-55).
- He is 18-8 (.692) at home, 14-16 (.467) on the road. There were just 15 road wins in the prior 11 years (1998-2008).
- Two-time SoCon Coach of the Year (2009, 2013).

Student-Athlete Success in the Classroom
- Rising senior Davis Tull became the program’s first Academic All-American in 2013.

- Huesman’s squads have had a representative on the FCS ADA Academic All-Star team every season. There was just one prior to his arrival (Brian Hampton – 1998).
- Huesman and his staff took over a program that was one of the first to receive a postseason ban for low APR scores. The squad now has a 963 APR score which is expected to increase when the next round of numbers are released.

Student-Athlete Success on the Field
- The Mocs claimed four SoCon Players of the year in Huesman’s five campaigns: Josh Beard (2009 Defense), Davis Tull (2012 and 2013 Defense) and Jacob Huesman (2013 Offense). Junior Jackson (1989 Defense) and Troy Boeck (1990 Defense) are the only other Chattanooga players to claim such honors in the program’s history.
- Nine All-American honors for seven players during his tenure.
- There are 40 All-SoCon mentions in his five seasons. The program had 40 over the previous 13 years.
- First recruiting class won 25 games, the sixth-most by a class in school history and the best four-year run since 1982-85. That class was assembled in less than a month after his hiring in December of 2008.
- Six of his wins are against ranked opponents. Chattanooga posted seven ranked wins in the previous 19 seasons and has 20 total since the FCS-level polls began in 1982.

Work in the Community Not to Be Outdone
- Huesman’s Mocs are active in the community – on campus and off. The squad participates in Special Olympics, Friends of Jaclyn Foundation and a host of other events and programs. Every fall it takes time away from preseason preparation to actively engage classmate in Operation Move-In helping fellow students move into their dorms.
- The community support for the program is at an all-time high. A school-record 12,699 fans per game supported the Mocs in 2012 and the team tallied more than 9,500 fans per game in each of his five years. That happened just once in the 12 slates prior to his arrival.

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