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Nashville. Great Location. Close proximity to Nashville and Memphis Minutes from Kentucky, and Missouri 4 hours or less from Louisville, St. Louis, and Little Rock . Memphis. Skyhawk Basketball. Head Coach Jason James.
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Nashville Great Location • Close proximity to • Nashville and Memphis • Minutes from Kentucky, • and Missouri • 4 hours or less from • Louisville, St. Louis, and • Little Rock Memphis
Head Coach Jason James Jason James has been at the helm of The University of Tennessee at Martin men's basketball program since 2009-10. After spending seven seasons as an assistant coach at The University of Tennessee at Martin, including the role of associate head coach during the 2008-09 Ohio Valley Conference championship season, James was named the program's eighth head coach on June 5, 2009.James, a native of St. Louis, Mo., is one of the nation's youngest NCAA Division-I men's basketball head coach, but his experience in the UT Martin program has prepared James for the challenge During the 2011-12 campaign, James coached OVC Freshman of the Year Myles Taylor. Taylor also earned OVC All-Newcomer accolades after taking home the league's Freshman of the Week award five times during the season Over his tenure at UT Martin as an assistant coach, James was directly responsible in the recent resurgence of the Skyhawk program over the last several seasons. Since his first season on the Skyhawk bench in 2002, James has coached seven of UT Martin's 15 all-time 1,000 point scorers. He also recruited two of UT Martin's all-time great Division-I players in Jared Newson and Lester Hudson. In Hudson, James found a diamond in the rough that became one of the best all-around players in the NCAA and eventually would be chosen by the Boston Celtics in the 2009 NBA Draft. In Hudson's collegiate debut, he torched eventual national runner-up Memphis for 35 points, but the legend of Hudson was just getting started. Just eight days later, Hudson grabbed national headlines when he became the first-ever NCAA Division-I men's basketball player to record a quadruple-double (25 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals) vs. Central Baptist on Nov. 13, 2007. Later that season, Hudson became the first-ever UT Martin player to be named an All-American since the program joined the Division-I ranks in 1992.That season, James helped guide the Skyhawks to a school-record for OVC wins in one season (11), as UT Martin won the OVC regular season championship for the first time ever. The Skyhawks also hosted and won a first-round OVC Tournament game for the first time in UT Martin history, before falling to eventual-tournament champion Austin Peay by a single point (78-77).In that 2008-2009 season the Skyhawks broke or tied 12 team and individual game/season records, including most wins in a single season (22), and longest winning streak (11 games from Jan. 10 through Feb. 18). After winning its first-ever OVC regular-season championship, the Skyhawks earned a trip to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), the first postseason appearance for a UT Martin team in its brief Division-I history. In that game, the Skyhawks hung tough with SEC member Auburn on Auburn's home floor before falling 87-82
Assistant Coaches Cornelius JacksonAssistant Head Coach Lance EgnatzAssistant Coach Andres IrarrazabalAssistant Coach Mark HalsellGraduate Assistant
Player Development Ohio Valley All-Conference Players • Myles Taylor • 2011-12 OVC Freshman of the year • 2011-12 OVC All-Newcomer Team
Lester Hudson • 2 time Division I All American • 2 time First Team All OVC selection • 2 time OVC All-Tournament team selection • 2 time OVC Player of the Year • 2 time OVC Male Athlete of the Year • 2007-08 OVC All-Newcomer team • Jared Newson • 2003-04 OVC All-Conference selection • 2005-06 OVC First team All-Conference Selection
Delrico Lane • 2008-2009 OVC All- Newcomer team • Gerald Robinson • 2006-07 OVC All-Newcomer team • 2007-08 OVC All-Conference selection
More All-Conference Performers Brian Foster: 2 time OVC All-Conference selection, 2000 -01 Newcomer of the Year Joey Walker: 2002-03 Third team OVC All-Conference selection Earl Bullock: 2002-03 Third Team OVC All-Conference selection, 2002-03 Newcomer of the Year Jeremy Sargent: 2001-2 Third Team OVC All-Conference selection OkechiEgbe: 1999-00 OVC Freshman of the Year Michael Hart: 1994-95 OVC All-Newcomer team, 1994-95 OVC Newcomer of the Year, 2 time OVC All-Conference selection Ryan DeMichael: 2 time OVC All-Conference selection DeWayne Powell: 1992-93 OVC All-Newcomer team, 3 time OVC All-Conference selection, Tim Britt: 1992-93 Second Team OVC All-Conference selection
Pro’s from the UTM Program Lester Hudson Benzor Simmons Jared Newson “Coach James is a great friend, better coach, 6am morning sessions when I was just learning to be good was what did it.” Jared Newson
More Pro’s Jeremy Kelly DjeroRiedewald Gerald Robinson “Coach James helped me to develop my game and blossom as a basketball player. Knowing his passion to make players better through individual workouts, he was the coach who was always willing to help me. His tough love made me become a better man, while his infamous quotes continue to inspire me to give this game my all.” -Benzor Simmons
More Pro’s Cleve Woodfork Reuben Clayton Olajide Hay The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful, is the man who will win. -Roger Bannister (First to run a mile under 4 min)
More Pro’s DominqueMpondo Zerek Knight KenanAsceric Love never fails, character never quits, and with patience and PERSISTENCE, DREAMS DO COME TRUE! -Pete Marovich (The Pistol)
More Pro’s Jermi Hampton Byron Benton Andrae Betts Tim Britt Joe Crumby Ryan DeMichael Lorenzo Dorse Tyler George Spencer Harris Michael Hart Jeremy Kelly Will Lewis Jair Peralta Ned Rolsma Jeremy Sargent James Sipes Bubba Tolliver Joey Walker David Wilkerson Success demands singleness of purpose. -Vince Lombardi
The Elam Center The University of Tennessee at Martin men's and women's basketball teams play all of their home games in Skyhawk Arena. Skyhawk Arena is part of the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center, a facility that surpasses those of equal-sized universities. The nearly 7,000-seat arena is also home to UT Martin's summer basketball camps. The air-conditioned facility has more than 145,000 square feet of space. The arena area alone has 48,000 square feet of Bursaturf. The bleachers on every side of the arena are movable and allow room for six regulation basketball courts and 15 badminton courts. The Elam Center was named in honor of long-time UT Trustee Col. Tom Elam and his wife, Kathleen. A graduate of UT and a native of Union City, Col. Elam supported UT Martin athletics for a number of years.
Locker Room • 18 Wood Lockers • Leather office chair in • each locker • Stereo with IPOD connection
Lounge Area • Lounge area includes 3 • leather couches, 60 inch • flat screen, cable television, • hardwood flooring, DVD player
Weight room and Pool The weight room includes several squat racks, flat benches, incline benches, decline benches, and free weights along with other supplementary workout equipment. Our Olympic size swimming pool (25 yards by 50 meters) has a water depth of 3.5 to 5.0 feet in the shallow area, 6 feet in the mid-section (lap swim area), and 12 feet in the diving well, which has a one-meter diving board. The temperature is kept at 84 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year.
Basketball Housing University Village Phase II • The NEWEST of our University Village Apartments • 86- Four Bedroom Apartments • 2 - Three Bedroom Apartments • 6 - Two Bedroom Apartments • Buildings have swipe card access for security • Study lounges on the 1st floor of every building • Elevator access • Wi-Fi • Premium cable package • 24 Hour visitation • Full-time professional staff and Community Advisors • Bedroom • XL Twin height adjustable bed • Desk with chair • Open closet • Dresser • Ethernet internet connection • Cable TV connection • Stackable storage unit • Night stand/Filing cabinet
Student Center Boling University Center The University Center is a full range event center offering everything from state of the art technology to fine dining to support the programming needs of the campus and community. Our event space ranges from a 550 seat auditorium to an 8 person private conference room. We encourage you to explore this site to learn what the Boling University Center has to offer and how we can help you meet your programming goals.
Boling University Center features: • Chick-fil-a • Lo Mein Chinese • Sandella’s Flat Bread • State of the art • theatre • Cafeteria • Convenience Store • Game lounge • MAC computer • lounge • Conference rooms
Student Rec Center The Student Recreation Center offers students, faculty, and staff the best opportunities for fitness in the area. The Fitness Program is here to help you reach your goals of a healthy lifestyle. The anchor is the almost 10,000 sq. ft. state of the art Fitness Center with an expanded line of cardiovascular equipment, free weights and strength training machines . Group Exercise classes are free and offered in the Group Fitness and Multipurpose Room.
Weight Room The Weight Room offers 7,568 sq. ft. of strength equipment. Some of the highlights are 25+ selectorized strength training machines, 12,000 lbs. plus in dumbbells (5lbs. to 100lbs), 9 Olympic Benches (3 flat, 2 military, 2 incline, 2 decline), 2 Hammer Strength multi-racks with 8X8 platforms, and Smith Machine. Cardio Fitness Cardio Fitness provides over 55 pieces of cardiovascular equipment; everything you need to increase cardio respiratory fitness, burn calories and improve overall health and wellness. A majority of the equipment includes T.V. touch screens with cable connections, iPod docks and USB jump drive ports for saving your personal workouts
Paul Meek Library With the official opening on June 9, 1995, the Paul Meek Library began a new era of service to the students, faculty and staff at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The library, expanded from 65,000 to 120,000 square feet, features an Innovative Interfaces automated system with an online catalog (OPAC), an after-hours study area equipped with a CCTV surveillance system; a Special Collections area, containing among other holdings the congressional papers of Ed Jones and the legislative papers of Governor Ned Ray McWherter, along with replicas of their offices; faculty research rooms and group-study rooms; a student computer lab and an instructional technology lab. The Steven E. Rogers Media Center area is also located in the library and is the home of cable channel 66. The Paul Meek Library features an all-night study area, a student computer lab and 12 group-study rooms. The library collection contains almost a half-million volumes, 33,000 electronic books, 5,000 videotapes, 1000 DVD's, 1,100 print periodical subscriptions, and access to nearly 100 electronic databases indexing more than 10,000 full text journals. The library's media department also offers a picture-scanning service, wireless laptop computers for student use and a multimedia production station. The library staff invites you to come visit our beautiful Paul Meek Library and make use of our excellent collection of materials.
Captain’s Coffee shop in Paul Meek Library Paul Meek technology Laptops for Checkout The Steven E. Rogers Media Center has 21 PC laptops that can be checked out to UTM students for in-library use only. They must be returned 10 minutes before the library closes. Wireless connection is available for visitors with their own computers. Inquire at the Reference Desk for an access code. Kindles Kindles can be checked out for 2 weeks at the Steven E. Rogers Media Center. There are a number of texts already downloaded onto each Kindle, and patrons can use these Kindles to access books through their own Amazon account.
Tennessee Martin Profile • The University of Tennessee at Martin was founded in 1900 as Hall-Moody Institute. • Beautiful wooded campus • Almost 9,000 students enrolled for the 2012 fall semester • UT Martin offers baccalaureate degrees, majors, concentrations and options in more than 100 specialized fields • Over 50 academic and athletic facilities • Average class size is 28 students
UTM is a top tier university! • UT Martin is listed as a top-tier university among southern, master's level institutions in the 2012 edition of America's Best Colleges compiled byU.S.News & World Report. • The Princeton Review lists UT Martin as ABest Southeastern College for 2012. • For the sixth consecutive year, Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. lists UT Martin among America’s 100 Best College Buys. • The Princeton Review named UT Martin among the nation’s “Best Value” colleges and universities in the book The Best Value Colleges: 2012 Edition. UT Martin was one of two public universities in Tennessee included in the listing. • UT Martin is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to the second annual edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition. UT Martin is one of three public institutions in Tennessee included in the guide. • UT Martin is an All-Steinway School, one of 113 such schools in the world. • The Carnegie Foundation selected UT Martin for the 2010 Community Engagement Classification. • The university was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement. • UT Martin is among the safest public college campuses in Tennessee based on crime statistics released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. • 4 International Colleges and Universities ranked UT Martin’s official website sixth out of 47 Tennessee colleges and universities in its 2011 website popularity ranking.
Athletics at Tennessee Martin • The Skyhawks compete at the division I level, Ohio Valley Conference: • Men’s Basketball • Women’s Basketball • Baseball • Football • Soccer • Softball • Volleyball • Golf • Women’s Tennis • Cross-country • Equestrian • Rifle • Rodeo
Athletic Facilities Elam Center SkyhawkFieldhouse
Hardy M. Graham Stadium Skyhawk Field
Skyhawk Park Bettye Giles Softball Field
Ned McWherter Agricultural Complex Rhodes Golf Center
“A team attitude comes from a group of individuals obsessed with improvement and not afraid to challenge each other.” -Tom Crean “A team attitude comes from a group of individuals obsessed with improvement and not afraid to challenge each other.” -Tom Crean “A team attitude comes from a group of individuals obsessed with improvement and not afraid to challenge each other.” -Tom Crean “A team attitude comes from a group of individuals obsessed with improvement and not afraid to challenge each other.” -Tom Crean “A team attitude comes from a group of individuals obsessed with improvement and not afraid to challenge each other.” -Tom Crean “A team attitude comes from a group of individuals obsessed with improvement and not afraid to challenge each other.” -Tom Crean “A team attitude comes from a group of individuals obsessed with improvement and not afraid to challenge each other.”