When he was hired last April, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach Matt McCall spoke highly of athletic director David Blackburn's vision.
That vision has been evident in the athletic department's results.
The two-time Southern Conference winners of the Learfield Sports Director's Cup are off to what could end up being the best year overall in the history of the school.
"This year we are trending toward the same thing as the last two," Blackburn said Saturday during halftime of the women's basketball game against Mercer. "Who knows? But we're headed that way."
The football and volleyball teams each claimed at least a share of the SoCon regular-season championship, with football falling in overtime to eventual national runner-up Jacksonville State in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs and the volleyball team dropping a 3-1 decision to Furman in the conference tournament final.