If you love Tennessee Football — and you want the coach’s view of the 2014 season — “Coach To Coach” with Phillip Fulmer and Doug Mathews on WVLZ (1180 AM) is what you’ll be listening to on Saturdays this fall. The show is sponsored by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.
Former University of Tennessee coaches Phillip Fulmer and Doug Mathews go Coach-To-Coach every week with one hour of intense football discussion. It’s just like you’re in the coaches’ meeting with two men who called the offense and defense on game-day in Knoxville.
Coach To Coach will be broadcast on WVLZ (1180 AM) every Saturday and is hosted by one of the state’s premiere sports broadcasters, Larry Stone.
Coach Phillip Fulmer – Tennessee’s head coach from 1992-2008, Fulmer led the Volunteers to the school’s sixth national championship in 1998. Under Fulmer’s leadership, Tennessee finished in the AP top 25 in 13-of-17 seasons and appeared in 15 bowl games.
The 1998 National Coach of the Year achieved 137 wins in his first 15 campaigns, tying for the fourth-most in a 15-year span in college football history. Fulmer owned two SEC championships, a piece of seven SEC East Division titles, an impressive 5-0 record when playing the nation’s No. 1-ranked team, an 88-19 home record and nine 10-win seasons. He trails only College Football Hall of Fame coach Gen. Robert Neyland on Tennessee’s all-time wins list. Fulmer’s teams appeared in two BCS games, winning the first national title in the system’s history with a victory over Florida State in the 1999 Fiesta Bowl.
Coach Doug Mathews – A longtime football personality in middle Tennessee, Mathews has spent more than a dozen years behind the microphone of successful shows focused on college football and the University of Tennessee.
Mathews spent ten seasons as Running Backs Coach and Defensive Coordinator for the University of Tennessee from 1980 to 1989. Mathews credited Bear Bryant and Bud Wilkinson as coaches who influenced the way he coached his players during the years he worked inside the game.
Mathews’ coaching career began in 1972 when he coached defensive backs at Northeast Louisiana. He moved to Weber State for three seasons where he served as defensive coordinator. In 1976, Mathews made to move to Louisville where he coached three seasons before departing for Virginia Tech in 1979. As a Hokies assistant, he coached running backs under the legendary Dooley.
In 1991, Mathews retired from coaching to spend more time with his family. That same year Mathews and his wife, Pat, founded Doug Mathews Team Sports in Nashville. They ran the successful business venture for 21 years before their two sons, Tate and Nick, began operating Mathews Team Sports, in Franklin in 2012.
The show will air on 18 radio stations across Tennessee. In Knoxville, Coach To Coach will be broadcast every Saturday beginning Aug. 30, 2014 on Oldies WVLZ -1180 AM (formerly Tennessee Sports Radio). See www.CoachToCoachRadio.com for more information.