The Chuck Rohe Track Era Websites exist to preserve the legacy of and facilitate the communications among the athletes and friends of the University of Tennessee Track & Field and Cross Country programs for the years in which Chuck Rohe was head coach (Fall 1962---Spring 1971, including the athletes recruited by Rohe who were freshman in 1971-1972).

In 1962 the University of Tennessee hired a young track coach, Chuck Rohe. The next nine years, along with the Stan Huntsman era to follow, began the most successful era of SEC track & field and cross-country dominance in the school's history. This website is dedicated to Chuck by his UT athletes of that era, with appreciation for the life principles he instilled in us all.

What A Day with Chuck Rohe!
SEC Champions
University of Tennessee Cross-Country 1962-1972

1964 National Champions USTFF Cross Country

1964 National Champions USTFF Cross Country
Chicago, Illinois


1964 National Champions USTFF Cross Country

3rd Place Team 1965 NCAA Cross Country
Championships, Lawrence, Kansas

Rohe Era Vols in the Military

1964 National Champions USTFF Cross Country 1964 National Champions USTFF Cross Country

George Moschis 1964 National Champions USTFF Cross Country

In 1965 head football coach, Doug Dickey
and track & field coach, Chuck Rohe began a
successful recruiting partnership in search of
dual-sport athletes wishing to excel in both
track & field and football while at UT

Dual Sports


One of Tennessee's first
great track/football
athletes, Richmond,
Flowers' hurdling
prowess landed him on
the cover of the March,
14, 1966 Sports
Illustrated. Flowers still
stands tied for fourth in
the 55m hurdles and tied
for seventh in the 110m
hurdles. Flowers' fasci-
nating life story became
the subject of an ESPN
Classic Documentary.

The athletes of the successful Rohe-Dickey recruiting
partnership were Dick Evey, Richmond Flowers, Tom
Jernigan, Karl Kremser, Chick McGeehan, Chip Kell,
Stan Trott and Andy Bennett. This led to a long list of
future football-track athletes who went on to the NFL
careers.......  (More)


Tom Black Track At
Laporte Stadium

Tom Black Track at La Porte Stadium is an eight-lane,
Olympic-style oval with dual sets of runways for jumping and
pole vault events. There are 7,500 permanent seats and a
press pavillion adjacent to the track. The track is marked for all
collegiate and Olympic metric events and can handle the
steeplechase, javelin and hammer throw.

Chuck Rohe and Tom Black's effort to build
an Olympic-quality track and field facility was
one of the most significant.......  (More)