Jon Gruden is featured speaker at UT coaching clinic

Jon Gruden, who started his coaching career at the University of Tennessee as a graduate assistant from 1986-87 and later won a Super Bowl as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003, will be a featured speaker at the Tennessee Football Coaching Clinic, which runs from April 12-14.

Gruden, who works as an analyst for ESPN's Monday Night Football, spent 11 years as a coach in the NFL, including the Oakland Raiders (1998-2001) and Tampa Bay (2002-08).

Wofford coach Mike Ayers will address clinic group the second day.

Tennessee strength coach Ron McKeefery will address the group the final day.

There will be two session led by high school coaches. Christian Academy of Knoxville coach Rusty Bradley and Whitehaven coach Rodney Saulsberry will team together for one session followed by Byrnes (S.C.) coach Chris Miller and Buford (Ga.) coach Jess Simpson.

Admission is $50, and online registration is available at

Women's Tennis: Joanna Henderson of Tennessee has been named SEC Freshman of the Week for the second time in three weeks. She was 3-0 in doubles amd also won a singles match.

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Comments » 4

Clad_In_Big_Orange writes:

The Grudenator!

budd#207344 writes:

Well Gruden owns property here in E Tenn. and his wife is from here so I can understand why he would do this.

dj54 writes:

too bad he won't coach again, he is a winner

slb#1351874 writes:

Doubt you will ever see Jon back in the coaching world. He and his loud mouth are in their element with ESPN and he loves to hear himself poncificate.

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