Chris Harr is in his second season as the Mocs tight ends coach. Harr was on the staff in 2012 as a student-assistant after a stellar four-year playing career from 2007-10.
Harr guided Faysal Shafaat to first team All-Southern Conference honors in 2013. Shafaat led the Mocs with 322 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 35 catches last season. Shafaat is again expected to be one of the top tight ends in the FCS heading into the 2014 season.
A two-time All-SoCon performer at left tackle, Harr signed a free-agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011. He played in the preseason but did not make the final roster.
Harr came to UTC in 2007, playing in nine games at tight end as a true freshman. He switched to right tackle as a sophomore, where he started all 34 games over the next three seasons. As a junior, he was a second-team All-SoCon pick, and the league coaches gave him first team recognition after his senior year.
Harr finished his degree in Health & Human performance in December. He is married to the former Brittany Eason, a three-time All-SoCon softball player at UTC from 2007-10.
2010 • SENIOR SEASON: Named First Team All-Southern Conference by the league's coaches ... second team selection by the SoCon media ... No. 1 on the depth chart at left tackle where he started the last 34 games of his career ... preseason First Team All-SoCon ... 400-pound bench press was tops among the offensive line ... voted one of three captains by his teammates.
2009 • JUNIOR SEASON: Named Second Team All-Southern Conference by the league's coaches and media ... started each game in 2009 ... made the Athletics Director's honor roll for the fall semester ... won the Bob Davis Winter Warrior Award for his work in the off season.
2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Started all 12 games on the offensive line ... made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for the fall semester.
2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: One of five true freshmen to see playing time ... lined up in nine games ... drew starts at tight end against Western Kentucky and Wofford ... was a regular on special teams ... registered three tackles on the season ... Dean's List Fall semester.
HIGH SCHOOL: Region 3 Class 3A Defensive Player of the Year at Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga, Tenn ... listed All-City Best of Preps by Chattanooga Times Free Press ... all-state honoree ... played linebacker, defensive end and tight end for the Fighting Irish ... totaled 125 tackles senior season ... also recorded 18 tackles behind the line, three sacks and five fumble recoveries ... returned one fumble for a touchdown ... helped Notre Dame to an 8-3 overall record ... Irish advanced to the playoffs, losing in the first round ... coached at Notre Dame by Charlie Wiggins ... also competed in track and field, throwing the shot put and discus.
PERSONAL: Full name is Christopher Thomas Harr ... born Sept. 4, 1989, in Chattanooga ... son of Tina and John Harr ... majoring in Exercise Science.