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UTC head football coach Russ Huesman directs players from the sidelines during the Mocs' home football game against the VMI Keydets at Finely Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

A timeline of former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coach Russ Huesman's tenure, which included 59 wins, 37 losses, three Southern Conference championships and three appearances in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs:

- Dec. 22, 2008: Huesman was hired as UTC's 22nd head coach, three days after the Richmond team he was the defensive coordinator for won the FCS national championship at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga. At his introductory press conference, Huesman vowed to "Restore the Glory."

- Sept. 3, 2009: The Mocs defeated NCAA Division II program Glenville State 30-13 in front of 14,002 fans at Finley. It was the first time the Mocs had drawn more than 10,000 fans to a game since 2000, and UTC went on to post a 6-5 record that year for its first winning season since 2005.

- 2013: The Mocs defeated Wofford 20-10 on Nov. 9 to clinch a share of the Southern Conference championship for the first time since 1984. That season, they also claimed their third win over a Football Bowl Subdivision team in program history and first of the Huesman era on Sept. 7, defeating Georgia State 42-14, and finished 23rd in the country in the Sports Network poll and 25th in the FCS coaches poll.

- 2014: Spurred on by being left out of the playoffs a year prior, the Mocs dominated the SoCon, going 7-0 and earning their first playoff berth since 1984. They won 10 games for the first time and went undefeated in conference play for the first time. Their 35-14 win over Indiana State on Dec. 6 was the program's first-ever home playoff victory.

- 2015: The Mocs had their highest ranking ever, ascending to No. 3 in the country before losing 17-14 to Mercer on Nov. 7. That loss cost the Mocs a chance at a first-round bye in the playoffs, but they still defeated Fordham 50-20 to earn their second straight season with at least one postseason win.

- 2016: For the second straight season, the Mocs were ranked No. 3. This time they fell 22-14 to The Citadel on Oct. 15, then proceeded to drop three of their final five regular-season games before defeating Weber State 45-14 for three consecutive seasons with at least one playoff win. Their season, and Huesman's final game as coach, was a 41-35 loss at top-ranked Sam Houston State on Dec. 3.

- Dec. 14, 2016: Huesman was named Richmond's new coach.

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