By Betty Proctor, Chattanooga State, Communications specialist
Chattanooga State Community College is growing its athletic program to include Women’s Volleyball Division II in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) beginning Fall 2018.
On Monday, Interim Athletic Director Tammy Swenson received official approval from the Tennessee Board of Regents to add Volleyball to Chattanooga State’s athletic programs that already includes Baseball, Softball and Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs.
Chattanooga State is currently recruiting players for the upcoming fall 2018 season and has hired Janet Tate as head coach.
Ms. Tate is a native of Sequatchie County.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree from UTC in Health & Physical Education and her Master’s from TTU in Administration, Supervision and Curriculum.
“I am very excited about Chattanooga State’s efforts to expand sports programs for women and I am honored to be their first volleyball coach. We are very excited to begin recruiting and getting quality players for our program,” said Tate.
During college, Tate was named Volleyball Best Defense, All-State, and Captain while playing at UTC.
She utilized her considerable athletic skills to build an impressive résumé in the sports world, racking up: 14 Volleyball Coach of the Year awards, League Championships and Tournament Championships each.
Since 1997, she has accumulated an astounding win-loss record in volleyball totaling 487 wins and 69 losses.
Having coached at the elementary, middle and high school levels, not only in volleyball, but softball, basketball, track, golf and cheerleading, this will mark Tate’s first foray into college-level sports.
Chattanooga State is now recruiting players for fall 2018. Interested athletes should contact Janet Tate at 423.697.4426 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.