The Chattanooga Mocs are known for their top-quality coaches, and there is another one joining the ranks. Travis Filar was named the sixth head coach of the Lady Mocs Volleyball program on Feb. 16, 2011.
Below are some quotes and comments from collegiate volleyball coaches from across the country. Take a look at what people are saying about Travis Filar and the new direction of the UTC volleyball program.
Joe Sagula - Head Coach - North Carolina
"Travis Filar will be a great leader for the Chattanooga volleyball program both on and off the court. He is a person of high integrity, who will have a positive effect on all his players and the staff at UTC. He brings a wealth of volleyball knowledge from his experiences in coaching in the ACC, Conference USA and in the SoCon and winning conference championships."
"These experiences at various levels have him ready to continue the great traditions the Lady Mocs have established and at the same time bring some new vision to the program and the athletic department. I have no doubt he will be able to get the program competing for SoCon championships very soon. Travis will be a great addition to the university and its athletic family."
Keylor Chan - Head Coach - Northwestern University
"I have known Travis for the last 8 years and I know he has put a tremendous amount of time in learning the craft of collegiate coaching. I'm confident that Travis will be a great asset to the UTC family and will quickly make an impact in the volleyball program. Travis is a first class coach and person."
John Wasielewski - Associate Head Coach - Duke University
"Travis is a young and upcoming coach. He is a solid recruiter and trainer with a deep passion for the game. His enthusiasm for volleyball will be an asset for Chattanooga and the surrounding community."
Michelle Young - Head Coach - Furman University
"UTC Athletics is very fortunate to have Travis. I am really happy that the Southern Conference has added such a strong coach in Travis. He is a great guy and I am so happy for both him and his family and wish them the best of luck!"
Carrie Yerty - Head Coach - University of Wyoming
"Travis is a very experienced coach who is ready and eager to be a head coach. Not only will he be a great mentor and teacher, but he will also be an excellent recruiter. Coach Filar is an incredible person that will be a great addition to the athletic department at Chattanooga".
Deane Webb - Head Coach - Belmont University
"UTC made a great hire in Travis Filar to lead their volleyball program. Travis has been ready and prepared to be a head coach for quite some time, and I am glad to see him get the opportunity to lead the UTC volleyball program into the future. His knowledge of the game and tireless recruiting efforts will go a long way towards UTC winning championships in the Southern Conference."