CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach John Shulman is ready to embark on a new adventure.
And this one won't involve coaching. At least not full-time.
Access America Transport, a leading third party logistics provider, announced Wednesday that Shulman has been hired as director of sales. The company is based in Chattanooga and was named one of the top ten "Most Promising Companies in America" last year by Forbes Magazine.
"Access America is a people company. We are constantly looking for people of John's caliber to make us better and keep our momentum going," Access America CEO and co-founder Ted Alling said in a statement. "And it doesn't hurt that John is best in the clutch and was nearly unbeatable as a coach if he had a lead in the final minutes."
Shulman spent nine years as UTC's head coach before the two parted ways in March. He said at the time he didn't know what his next move would be, but felt coaching was his true passion and calling.
Still, he expressed enthusiasm for this new opportunity that will keep he and his family in the Scenic City.
"The competition in Division I sports is fierce, but the relentless drive at Access America to be an industry leader and deliver the best customer service possible is on another level," Shulman said in a statement. "I'm excited to be a part of their unique culture and look forward to playing a role in making AAT a billion-dollar company."
Access America Transport is coming off a record sales year in 2012 expects to exceed $550 million in 2013.
Chattanooga is still in the process of finding Shulman's replacement. New athletic director David Blackburn was introduced last week, and said his top priorities were hiring new coaches for both the men's and women's basketball program.
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