Mocs mourns tragic loss – University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics


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CHATTANOOGA — The Chattanooga Mocs lost an important member of the family on Monday, March 7. Eric Robertson ’16, a key contributor for the 2016 Southern Conference champions, has died aged 28.

Robertson was an emotional leader during his four-year career spanning the 2013-16 seasons. His energy and enthusiasm were contagious. He played in all 132 games in his career with 38 starts, 35 of which sparked a school-record 29 wins for the 2016 titles.


“3Rob” led the league in three-point percentage at 46.8% as a junior playing arguably the best sixth man in SoCon. He finished his career with 851 points, 216 rebounds, 153 assists, 36 blocks and 76 steals.


After graduating, Eric played for Leicester in the British Basketball League while earning his Masters in International Business from a local university. Most recently, he was a teacher at Powell High School in Knoxville and helped coach the Grace Christian Academy boys’ basketball team.


Robertson is survived by his wife and college sweetheart Jerica and 14-month-old son Luca. A GoFundMe page is available here for anyone wishing to donate to help Jerica and Luca during this difficult time.


A celebration of life for Eric will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 19 at New City Fellowship, 2424 E. 3rd Street, Chattanooga. Eric will be transported to Southern Memorial Gardens in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a funeral service at 1 p.m. central time on Monday, March 21.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, PO Box 338, Hixson, TN 37343; FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes, PO Box 14185, Huntsville, AL 35815; or SCORE International, PO Box 9994, Chattanooga, TN 37412. You can send your condolences to the Robertson family and view the memorial tribute at www.heritagechattanooga.com.


The family will receive friends Friday, March 18 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road and Saturday, March 19 from 1 to 2 p.m. at New City Fellowship.



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