Marc Weekly begins his eighth season as a member of the Lady Vol softball staff in the capacity of a volunteer coach after working with Co-Head Coaches Ralph and Karen Weekly in camps and summer clinics for over 15 years. He will work primarily with UT's catchers and outfielders and will also assist with hitting instruction.
Weekly started at quarterback at Pacific Lutheran University for four seasons (1990-93) during which he led the Lutes to four NAIA Division-II national playoff appearances and two national championship games. In 1993, he guided PLU to the program's third NAIA Division-II National Championship and was named the Most Valuable Player in each contest during the squad's playoff run. The 1993 first-team All-American was accountable for six touchdowns in the title tilt, throwing for four scores and running for two more in a 50-20 rout of Westminster, Pa., in Portland, Ore. Weekly continues to hold season and career records at Pacific Lutheran for most passing yards (3,722 in 1993; 9,737 from 1990-93), most touchdown passes (46 in 1993; 115 from 1990-93) and most total offense (4,065 yds. in 1993; 10,977 from 1990-93).
Following his collegiate experience at Pacific Lutheran, Weekly, a former Associated Press Blue Chip Pick in baseball, was offered a minor league contract as a catcher in the Seattle Mariners organization, but turned it down to sign a deal with the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League (CFL). After two years with the Eskimos, he enrolled at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the master's program and served as a football graduate assistant for two years working with the UTC quarterbacks and kickers.
A 2004 inductee in the Pacific Lutheran University Athletic Hall of Fame, Weekly holds a bachelor's degree from PLU and a master's degree from Chattanooga. He currently resides in Seymour, Tenn., with his wife Cheryl and three children: Jake, Regan and Garrett.