CHATTANOOGA ( While has a summer series commemorating the 2015-16 men’s basketball season, Chattanooga Mocs head ball coach Matt McCall has his eyes squarely on 2016-17. He announced staff changes Wednesday with promotions for Eddie Shannon, Jacob Kurtz and Lauren Mills and the addition of Wesley Pittman.

Shannon moves to assistant coach taking the place of Jesse Bopp, who departed for a position at New Mexico State. Mills takes Shannon’s former spot as director of basketball operations. Kurtz slides over to special assistant to the head coach with Pittman joining the staff in Kurtz’s previous role of video coordinator.

"Success always breeds opportunity," McCall said. "That's what has transpired here with us. We appreciate what Jesse did for our program.

"Eddie deserves this opportunity. Not only did he have a tremendous playing career, both collegiately and professionally, he went to the Division II level (Palm Beach Atlantic) and really was a grinder as an assistant coach.  He has unbelievable relationships with our players, he'll be terrific from a recruiting standpoint...he's ready for this.”

Stay tuned to for information on the program. It concludes the position-by-position season review with the posts on Tuesday before a weekly series counting down the top 10 plays and top 10 moments of 2015-16.