Special Advisor to the President for Community, Athletics And University Relations

Philip Fulmer is special advisor to the president for community, athletics and university relations.

In this role, Fulmer serves as an ambassador for the University system at community and athletics events, and supports the intercollegiate athletic programs at UT campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Martin. The special advisor works with UT government relations and alumni affairs leadership to advocate for the statewide system with elected officials and UT alumni.

Fulmer is a 1972 UT Knoxville graduate who has been affiliated with the University for more than 40 years. Fulmer came to UT in 1968 as an offensive guard on the Volunteers football team. He returned as an assistant football coach in 1980 before being named head coach in 1992. In 17 years as head coach, Fulmer led teams to a national championship, two conference championships and seven division titles. He was inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

Fulmer has volunteered for the University through the UT President’s Council since 2015. He was awarded the 2016 President’s Council Award for his efforts to advocate for the University system.