March 4, 2014
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Former Tennessee star quarterback Andy Kelly and current UT softball co-head coaches Ralph Weekly and Karen Weekly were inducted into the Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame on Monday at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
The Weeklys and Kelly were part of a group of 19 inductees that included eight former athletes and coaches, past or present, at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga or from the Chattanooga area. Former Tennessee baseball star Rick Honeycutt was awarded the Fred Gregg, Jr., Award, the most prestigious honor given by the Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame. Ralph Weekly received the Fred Gregg, Jr., Award in 1996.
"Karen and I were very humbled to be recognized with so many great sports figures in Chattanooga this evening," Ralph Weekly said. "We spent seven wonderful years at UTC and are grateful for the support we received while coaching Lady Mocs softball. It was special to be inducted with Andy Kelly, a great VFL who has meant so much to the University of Tennessee. Honors such as this are not possible without tremendous players, coaches and administrators and we have worked with some of the best at both UTC and Tennessee."
The Weeklys were co-head coaches at Chattanooga from 1997-2001, going 223-97 in that span. Ralph Weekly was Chattanooga's head coach from 1995-96, leading UTC to a 63-36 record over those two seasons. Ralph Weekly led Chattanooga to its first Southern Conference title in 1996 and the Weeklys led the Mocs to SoCon titles in 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001. UTC also captured five-straight regular-season championships from 1997-2001 under the direction of Ralph Weekly and Karen Weekly.