Ranking all 14 Tennessee Vols coaches by performance from 2018-2019

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The Tennessee Vols athletic program has 14 coaches. Here is how those Volunteers rank by performance during the 2018-2019 academic school year.

Phillip Fulmer’s first full year as athletic director of the Tennessee Vols is in the books. And it certainly was an eventful one across the board, regardless of whether or not he had anything to do with it.

Tennessee football had to weather the storm with another first-year head coach in a guy Fulmer himself hired. It was rough but had some positive moments overall when you break down how the season went.

Rick Barnes, meanwhile, took Tennessee basketball to new heights in some cases and matched heights in other cases in his fourth year on the job. Fulmer didn’t hire him, but he didn’t mess anything up.

Unfortunately for UT, Fulmer had to make a change in the Tennessee women’s basketball program after Holly Warlick’s struggles. It was a dark time for the Tennessee Lady Vols given what had happened on that front.

Then you have Tennessee baseball ending a drought and other sports like soccer reaching milestones. And volleyball and men’s tennis had dramatic turnarounds. All of this made for an exciting year to say the least when it came to the Tennessee Vols athletic programs.

So which coaches performed the best? Well, that’s what we’re going to break down here. Rocky Top has 18 varsity programs and 14 coaches who led them this past year. One coach leads four of the programs, and another leads two of them.

As we get set to determine who was the best, our criteria includes a few things. We balance what should have been the expectation for each program based on the year the coach was leading it, the talent brought in and the actual results, which are obviously incredibly important.

All of that reveals an impressive run by many of the coaches, and we can break down who hired them as well to give the AD credit. So let’s go ahead and rank all 14 Tennessee Vols coaches by their performances during the 2018-2019 academic school year.

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