Adam Fuller is entering his fourth season as the Mocs' defensive coordinator. Chattanooga has made great strides on the defensive side of the ball in each of his first three seasons, culminating in one of the best defensive showings in the nation in 2011.
UTC led the SoCon in total defense (305.3 yds/game), scoring defense (19.7 ppg), pass efficiency defense (100.15), pass defense (140.8 yds/game), turnover margin (+9), fumbles recovered (14), opponent third-down conversion (33%) and opponent fourth down conversion (38%) in 2011.
The Mocs ranked in the top 20 in the nation in sacks and passing defense in 2009 and third in the Southern Conference in rushing defense in 2010. UTC was also in the top 20 in the nation with 14 fumbles recovered in 2010.
In three seasons, Fuller has helped guide 11 defensive players to All-Southern Conference honors, including 2011 All-American Wes Dothard, 2010 SoCon Freshman of the Year Kadeem Wise, 2009 SoCon Defensive Player of the Year and All-American Josh Beard and. Cornerback Buster Skrine became the first Moc drafted since 2001 when he was taken by the Cleveland Browns in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Prior to coming to UTC, Fuller was the head coach for one season at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. He worked with head coach Russ Huesman when they were both on staff at Richmond from 2005-07. There he helped the Spiders to back-to-back conference championships and appearances in the FCS playoffs.
Fuller began his coaching career as a linebackers coach at WPI (1998). He also coached at Wagner College (1999-04) where he was promoted to co-defensive coordinator in 2004.
As a collegian, Fuller was a four-year letterwinner at Sacred Heart University. He earned Football Gazette All-American honors as a linebacker in 1996 and served as team captain in 1997.
A Tewksbury, Ma., native he played varsity football at Tewksbury High. Fuller earned his Bachelor's in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology in 1998. In addition, he earned a Masters in Secondary Education in 2001 from Wagner. He and his wife, Hope, have two sons, Jack and Aidan.