published Thursday, February 17th, 2011

UTC hires Filar as volleyball coach

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has hired former North Carolina assistant Travis Filar as its new volleyball coach.

Athletics director Rick Hart will discuss the national search later this afternoon.

Filar graduated from Furman in 2000, became a volunteer assistant at Kentucky for two seasons, then became an assistant for two years at Memphis before moving to Chapel Hill, N.C.

“This is the right move for my family and I as Chattanooga is a perfect place for me to start my head coaching career with a university and city that is family oriented,” Filar said in a release. “We could not be more excited about this opportunity, and I am truly looking forward to working with the current team and leading a volleyball program that seeks comprehensive excellence; academically, athletically and socially.”

Filar takes over for Lisa Rhodes who resigned at the end of last season.

See Friday’s Times Free Press for more UTC athletics.

about David Uchiyama...

David Uchiyama is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who began his tenure here in May 2001. His primary beats are UTC athletics — specifically men’s basketball and athletic department administration — and golf, which includes coverage from the PGA Tour to youth events. He also covers other high school sports, outdoor adventures, and contributes to other sections of the newspaper when necessary. David grew up in Salinas, Calif., and began working ...

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