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Former Coach for Football at Murray State University - [add camp link]

Knowledge of SportB
Technical TrainingD
Game StrategyD
Communication SkillsD
Cares for Athlete's Well-BeingF
Organizational SkillsNo Grade
Dedication and Loyalty to ProgramNo Grade
Fairness of Playing TimeNo Grade
Openness to Student AthletesNo Grade
Quality of StaffNo Grade
Quality of PracticesNo Grade
Overall GradeF

Would you play for this coach? (again)
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No: 100.0%

General Comments, Funny Stories, etc.

"First let me say, this is going to sound bad but very common in the NCAA D1 A & AA football today. Head Coach Chris Hatcher arrived at Samford University, a Southern Baptist affiliated Christian college to follow the former Heisman winning Auburn legend Pat Sullivan. Hatcher could not have been a worse choice in character to follow an honorable man like Pat Sullivan. Chris Hatcher gravitated to the banty rooster chest pounding look-at-me beer drinking players rather than calm cool and collected mature high character players that had arrived to Samford to represent a Christian university on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Hatcher actually looked a full scholarship high profile position player in the face who was recruited from a well-known Christian high school football powerhouse and said, "You need to go to the keg parties even if you don't drink to be one of the guys." Guys like Tim Tebow or Marcus Mariota would not have been seen as real leaders to Hatcher. Hatcher led practice with language unbecoming to a Christian university and allowed his assistant coaches and players to eclipse his poor character on and off the field. He did not teach his players to develop high character and maturity, but he did encourage them to not get caught. There were stories of high profile players throwing unopened softdrink cans and hitting students, drug use, a player fighting with a coach on the practice field, a player being attacked by another player in the locker-room for wearing clothing in support of Donald Trump and more. When Hatcher arrives to a program, he will throw out high profile position recruits with the bath water and only allow his own recruits or players from his state to even compete for starting jobs. If you are not his guy, you will get NO reps earn your time on the field. If you are not his recruit and you have more than a few years of eligibility, you need to transfer ASAP. His lack of character and understanding of real leadership may be the reason that his teams in D1 football have finished 3rd, 4th, 4th, 4th, 2nd, 6th, 5th, 8th, and now at Samford 4th and 4th. His ability to retain a head coaching job is a poor reflection on the wisdom of an AD. Samford University may be one of the best Christian universities in the nation. I heard it said by a high character young man that you can find trouble at any college but at Samford, you will be supplied with many opportunities to grow in your faith and the education you will receive is second to none. SU as your destination just for school is a great choice. It is a crying shame that the football program under Chris Hatcher does not represent such a fine college. So that this is not all about Hatcher, understand, overall, NCAA football has become a joke. Hatcher is one of the many in the game only focused on wins to retain or gain big money coaching contracts. Players' character is NOT important if you can help a coach win games. Many coaches could care less if they bring in a criminal to walk the halls with young sons and daughters as that player can win game. The reason some players get on the field right away rather than the opportunity to mature under a redshirt year is because the coach knows that after the first season and grades are reported, the player will probably be ineligible. Some players are there just to boost a team's GPA or be in the list of players drug tested frequently to help the team's passed drug test percentage. FCS football has been destroyed by this trend in college football. Coaches at this level are starved for big money contracts and they know if they can string together two winning seasons, they may get their first big coaching payday. NCAA rules allow players to transfer down to the FCS programs and play immediately but FCS players that transfer away have to wait out one season. This is a crazy rule that allows thugs who could not pass classes at a bigger program or players that get in trouble to transfer down and take the starting job away from an FCS player who is doing everything the right on the field and in the classroom and community. The poor FCS athlete is stuck with nowhere to go get back on the field without sitting out and season and harming their degree pursuit. The D1 football game needs a complete overhaul to return to what it was mean to be, students that play a sport rather than athletes that happen to play on a school's team. Student athletics has been lost and maybe forever as long as money rules and athletic directors and college Presidents look the other way because they love the money that college football brings to the school's endowment." - 8/23/2017

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Favorite Quote by Chris Hatcher

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“You need to go to the keg parties even if you don't drink to be one of the guys." (His horrible advice to a high character player at Samford University, a Christian University)”
Coach Chris Hatcher


Murray State University Football Win Loss Records

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id cid spid Year Head Coach Winning % Wins Losses Ties Championships / Awards  
172605 12855 3 2014 Chris Hatcher ? ? ? ? -
145691 12855 3 2013 Chris Hatcher ? ? ? ? -
92826 12855 3 2012 Chris Hatcher ? ? ? ? -
66015 12855 3 2011 Chris Hatcher ? ? ? ? -
13486 12855 3 2010 Chris Hatcher ? ? ? ? -

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