CFC Documentary Series Set to Air March 11th on Local PBS Station


(press release) Chattanooga, TN (February 9th, 2021)– The stage is set. No Matter What: The Rise of Chattanooga FC, the six episode documentary that follows Chattanooga Football Club throughout its inaugural first professional season, will premiere on WTCI-TV PBS on Thursday nights at 8 pm beginning on March 11th.

“Since 2009, The Chattanooga Football Club has invited the community to partner with them” said Bob Culkeen, President/CEO WTCI -PBS. “The Club remains focused on both excellence on the field of play and in the service they provide to the community. WTCI shares a similar mission. We are proud to partner with CFC to broadcast this docuseries showcasing the resilience of their team as they faced a pandemic and an incredibly challenging and uncertain season.”

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The documentary, produced by local production company Superchief, follows Chattanooga’s Football Club through the entire 2020 campaign: from tryouts, the first match, the fallout from the pandemic, and the road back to competing on a national level, culminating with the team’s exciting run in the NISA Fall Championship Tournament.

“We know that CFC fans are really anticipating this glimpse behind the curtain of the 2020 season, and we are thrilled to be able to premiere it in the run up to the 2021 season” said Owen Seaton, Chief Marketing Officer of Chattanooga Football Club.  “Presenting it in a commercial free format that is available to everyone in the Chattanooga area without cost is important to us and we are proud of our partnership with WTCI – PBS.”

After the series airs, it will appear on streaming services which will be announced soon. The series will serve as a prologue to the Spring NISA season, which begins with a tournament held in Chattanooga starting April 13th-25th. Annual passes for the 2021 season are on sale now at



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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at