The Office of the Dean of Students, in collaboration with UT Athletics, has recognized some of our university’s greatest Volunteer fans for representing our institution with the highest standards the past two football seasons. We are excited to begin accepting applications for the 2018 Student Honorary Coaches. During home football game weeks, one student will be chosen as that week’s Student Honorary Coach. Apply today!
Students are selected based on high academic expectations, their campus leadership and involvement, promotion of civility and inclusion, representation of the Torchbearer’s Creed, and attendance at UT Athletics events based on T-Credits and Loyalty Points.
The Student Honorary Coach will:
- Gain an insider’s experience by attending position meetings and practice Thursday afternoon prior to that weekend’s game and be taken on a tour of the UT Athletics facilities.
- Have the chance to meet UT football’s Coach Jeremy Pruitt during the facility tour.
- Join the team for various pregame activities and watch the game right on the field sidelines on game day.
*Application will close on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
Past Student Honorary Coaches
Alex Hwang served as the student honorary coach for the UT versus Oklahoma game. Hwang is a junior from Knoxville studying kinesiology. During his time at UT, he has been involved in undergraduate research in the Department of Nutrition, Student Government Association, and Student Alumni Associated C4C Bible Study. Hwang was elected the pledge officer for the pre-health honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and awarded the “Most Volunteer Spirit” during his time serving on Freshman Council.
Brigitte Passman served as the student honorary coach for the UT versus Western Carolina game during Fall Family Weekend. Passman is a junior studying agricultural leadership, education, and communication and food and agricultural business from Springville, Tennessee. During her time at UT, she has been involved in Collegiate 4-H, served as a resident assistant in Hess Hall, and been a member of Pi Beta Phi and Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society.
Dylan Dozier served as the student honorary coach for the UT versus Arkansas game. Dozier is a junior studying materials sScience and engineering with a minor in leadership studies. During his time at UT, he has been involved in undergraduate research in theDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering, Ignite (Outdoors and Summit) as a team leader and traditions doordinator, and the UT chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Jordan Failla served as the student honorary coach for the UT versus Georgia game. Failla is a senior studying biomedical engineering. During his time at UT, he has been involved in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, helping first-year students move into campus, and serving as a talking partner with international students.
Gracie Cross served as the student honorary coach for the UT versus South Carolina game. Cross is a senior studying kinesiology. During her time at UT, Cross has been involved in Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, a resident assistant in South Carrick Hall, Remote Area Medical, and the Kinesiology Student’s Association. She was recognized with the “Orange and White” Award from her residence hall for contributing the most to building community on her floor.
TreDarius Hayes served as the student honorary coach for the UT versus North Texas Homecoming game. Hayes is a senior studying journalism and electronic media with a minor in theatre. During his time at UT, Hayes has been involved in Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Multicultural Mentoring Program, Central Programming Committee, resident assistant, orientation leader, National Residence Hall Honorary, and OUTreach Ambassador. In 2014, Hayes was recognized as the Upward Bound Best Resident Assistant.