Chattanooga Extends Rusty Wright Through 2028

Chattanooga has extended the contract of head coach Rusty Wright for the next five seasons putting him in charge of the Mocs through 2028. Wright went 30-22 in his first five seasons with the Mocs.

Wright played college football at Chattanooga as a tight end and immediately became an assistant coach for his alma mater in 1996. After seven seasons with the Mocs, he became the defensive coordinator for Butler in 2004. He moved up to the FBS level and joined Miami (Ohio) as an assistant from 2005 through 2008. In 2009, he returned to the FCS level with Gardner-Webb as a defensive line coach. In 2010, he was the linebackers coach at Furman.

For two seasons in 2011 and 2012, Wright was the defensive coordinator at Division II program Reinhardt. He returned to Chattanooga in 2013 as the linebackers and special teams coach for four seasons. In 2017 and 2018, he was the inside linebackers coach, special teams coach, and recruiting coordinator at Georgia State. He was hired as the head coach of the Chattanooga program in 2019.

In his five seasons with the Mocs, Wright has not had a losing season. Beyond his 30-22 overall record, he is 24-12 in Southern Conference games and led Chattanooga to the 2023 FCS Playoffs. The Mocs defeated Austin Peay 24-21 in the first round before falling to SoCon foe Furman 26-7 in the second round. Chattanooga will kick off the 2024 season against in-state opponent Tennessee on Saturday, August 31.

Photo Credit to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics

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