Geep Wade is entering his second season leading the offensive line at his alma mater. He has returned to the Mocs' sidelines for his second stint as an assistant coach at UTC.
Wade was in charge of the tackles and tight ends during the 2010 campaign, helping Chris Harr (OT) and Garrett Hughes (TE) to first team All-SoCon honors. The play of the offensive line allowed the Mocs to throw for 277 yards, second in the SoCon and No. 8 in the nation.
Wade spent the previous four seasons as an assistant coach at Tennessee-Martin, serving as the offensive coordinator in 2009. In 2008, the Skyhawks posted an 8-4 overall record, ranking fourth in the nation in scoring offense (37.33).
In 2007, Wade and the Skyhawk offense ranked No. 1 in the Ohio Valley Conference in total offense (433 yards per game) and points scored per game (33.36). The team finished first in rushing offense (218.5) in the OVC, 12th in the nation.
Before coming to UT Martin in 2006 with head coach Jason Simpson, Wade was an offensive line coach at Western Carolina and Midwestern State in Texas. He also enjoyed a stint at Tennessee where he was an offensive line grad assistant for the Volunteers in 2004, the same year the team won the Southeastern Conference East Division title and the Cotton Bowl. In 2003, Wade coached the offensive line and served as the recruiting coordinator at Mars Hill College.
Wade was a team captain and an offensive lineman at UTC from 1999-01, earning his degree in Business Management in 2002. Following graduation, he coached for one season with the Mocs in 2002. He is married to the former Amy Howell of McKenzie, Tenn. They have one daughter, Emma Kate.