Junior Akeem Davis has added motivation for today's matchup with East Carolina
Get ready for your 2014 Memphis Tigers football season with this behind-the-scenes look at the team's winter and summer workouts.
Don't miss the 2014 season opener on August 30 when the Tigers host Austin Peay at 6 PM at the Liberty Bowl!
The University of Memphis football team wrapped-up its final day of two-a-day practices on Wednesday. Head coach Justin Fuente talks about the final two-a-day practice.
The Tigers suited up in full pads for the first time today in preparation for two-a-days starting tomorrow.
Memphis opens up the 2013 season hosting Duke on September 7.
Day two of preseason camp is in the books for the Memphis Tigers football team and it was another scorcher. Watch highlights and interviews from day two right here on the Memphis Tiger Network.
The Memphis football team opened up their preseason camp today. Check out some highlights from the first day and hear from junior DB Bobby McCain and head coach Justin Fuente.
Marc Hohorst joined the athletic department in the summer of 2001 and 2014 marks his 14th season as the Tigers' equipment manager.
Hohorst is responsible for purchasing, issuing, and maintaining all athletic equipment, as well as supervising several student managers and interns. He also oversees the day-to-day operations of the equipment room at the Murphy Athletic Complex, which services football, baseball, soccer, track, softball and golf. Hohorst is a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association and received national certification in 1997.
He was honored by his peers in the profession in 2010 when he was named the Jeff Boss District 4 Equipment Manager of the Year. He also served a term as the District 4 Treasurer from 2007-2012.
In November 2008, the University of Memphis entered into a lucrative five-year contract with Nike, and Hohorst has taken on additional responsibilities of handling the increased inventory.
During the fall of 2002, the Athletic Department suffered a major loss when a fire on Halloween morning destroyed the turf room and most of the Tigers' football equipment. Hohorst received high marks and praise for gathering game day equipment from other universities in the area and preparing the football team for its next contest. A native of Lafayette, La., Hohorst joined the U of M staff from Arkansas State, where he was the supervisor of equipment for three years.
Prior to his duties at ASU, Hohorst worked for one year at his collegiate alma mater, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, in a game management capacity. He worked various ULL events, serving as the visiting team host and organizing ticket sales and records.
Hohorst graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1997 with a degree in physical education. He received his Louisiana teaching certification that same year and served as a substitute teacher in 1997 and 1998 at Youngsville Middle School.
While at Louisiana, Hohorst also assisted in the equipment room as a student and worked both the NCAA softball regional tournament and Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament as a tournament official. He spent one year with the Lafayette Swamp Cats as the head equipment manager.
Hohorst and his wife Brenda, who were married in June 2010, reside in Bartlett.