Mocs Assistant Coach Covington heads to the Patriots


The Chattanooga Mocs have announced that the for the second time this offseason, the NFL has grabbed an assistant coach from the Mocs football staff. This time the Mocs say it is Outside Linebackers Coach Demarcus Covington who is headed to the New England Patriots.

Covington was in his first year with the Mocs as a part of new Chattanooga head coach Tom Arth's staff. He spent last season as the defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Eastern Illinois.

"We are grateful to DeMarcus for his contributions to our program and all he has done for our players over the past several months," said Arth. "Of course, we are disappointed to see him leave but happy knowing that he is moving on to a great organization in the New England Patriots and that he now has the opportunity to live his dream of coaching in the NFL.

"I personally wish Demarcus and his family all the best as they begin what I know will be an exciting time in their lives."

The Chicago Bears also grabbed a UTC assistant earlier in the spring when they hired the Mocs defensive coordinator Brandon Staley to be their new linebackers. Staley joined Arth at UTC after being named the NCAA Division III National Assistant

Coach of the Year at John Carroll University in 2016.