Erika Hyde Coaches UTC Mock Trial Team to National Championships
April 24, 2017
Attorney Erika Hyde is among coaches who helped UTC’s Mock Trials team reach their first-ever opportunity to compete in the National Championships. Ms. Hyde, who gained experience coaching the Duke University Mock Trials team, said this year’s UTC team had an excellent chance to win despite being considered underdogs among the 48 teams traveling to Los Angeles for the competition. Although the UTC Mocs team didn’t come out on top this year, it was a tremendous milestone just to make it to the competition for the first time in the program’s 33-year history. The University of Virginia took home top honors; Yale University came in second place.
Details about their road to Nationals and interviews with students and coaches were featured in this UTC Blog post. Other media coverage included the Chattanooga Times Free Press and Hamilton County Herald.