John Frierson (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6268
E-mail: jfrierson@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole Miss and read as much Faulkner as possible, graduating with a degree in Southern Studies. Among the stops in his career was a three-year stint covering Georgia sports for the Athens Banner-Herald and two years at the Florence (Ala.) TimesDaily, where he split his time covering Alabama and Auburn. In 2007, John earned Alabama Press Association first-place awards for column writing and game coverage. Contact John at jfrierson@timesfreepress.com or (423) 757-6268 or follow him on Twitter @MocsBeat. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/mocsbeatCTFP.

40 seasons and counting: Royster has seen plenty in UTC career

Published Dec. 13 2013

On shelves along the back wall of Mike Royster's office are all of the different University of Tennessee at Chattanooga...

Turf condition a Finley Stadium priority

Published Dec. 12 2013

It was a iconic image from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's football season: quarterback Jacob Huesman taking a knee...

NCAA approves Derrick Lott's sixth year at UTC

Published Dec. 11 2013

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program received the official word from the NCAA on Tuesday: senior defensive tackle...

List of Chattanooga Football Club rivals in NPSL growing

Published Dec. 11 2013

The Chattanooga Football Club schedule for its sixth season will look a bit different from last summer's National Premier Soccer...

UTC focusing on Chattanooga Mocs brand

Published Dec. 9 2013

If you've been to a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball game at McKenzie Arena this season, you may...

McCallie duo commits to Chattanooga Mocs

Published Dec. 9 2013

McCallie cornerback C.J. Fritz and lineman Cam Walker committed to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Sunday, following an...

Lone SoCon survivor Furman has rugged task

Published Dec. 7 2013

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Bobby Lamb thrilled with debut season coaching Mercer Bears

Published Dec. 6 2013

Bobby Lamb was realistically hoping for five or six wins this season, the Mercer Bears' first since 1941. Instead, Mercer...

Linebackers priority for Chattanooga Mocs recruiting

Published Dec. 5 2013

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga needs linebackers. A lot of them.

UTC Mocs ends thriving under coach Marcus West

Published Dec. 3 2013

Marcus West has coached the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defensive ends for five seasons, since Russ Huesman was hired...

Gunner Miller begins pursuit of WWE dream

Published Dec. 2 2013

When you come to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in pursuit of a career in engineering or athletic training...

Georgia Bulldogs rally, beat Tech in second OT

Published Dec. 1 2013

ATLANTA - At the end of a Georgia football regular season in which little went according to plan, one near-constant...


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Mason finishes strong in Georgia win

Published Dec. 1 2013

ATLANTA - Georgia quarterback Hutson Mason played at times in the first half Saturday like someone making his first start....

Georgia rallies to beat Georgia Tech 41-34 in 2OT

Published Nov. 30 2013

ATLANTA - At the end of a Georgia football regular season in which little went according to plan, one near-constant...

Georgia rallies to beat Georgia Tech 41-34 in 2OT

Published Nov. 30 2013

ATLANTA - At the end of a Georgia football regular season in which little went according to plan, one near-constant...

Derrick Lott expected back with Chattanooga Mocs

Published Nov. 28 2013

Derrick Lott might not have played his final snap for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Tough end doesn't negate UTC Mocs' breakthrough season

Published Nov. 27 2013

For now, the sting of missing the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs obscures many of the positive feelings the University of...

UTC Mocs take coaches' top SoCon awards

Published Nov. 27 2013

Tuesday was a good day for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program and the Huesman family in particular.

UTC Mocs sweep Southern Conference football awards

Published Nov. 26 2013

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga swept the Southern Conference football coaches' top postseason awards, which were released today.

Chattanooga Mocs left out of playoff field

Published Nov. 25 2013

The silence among the 100 or so in the University Center auditorium said it all.