2000 Lady Bulldog Cross Country

Coaching Staff

Head Coach
Gary Johnson

The past year has been a busy one for Cross Country coach Gary Johnson. He was married December 11, 1999 to the former Holly Tignor of Jackson. Coach Johnson coach the Women's Cross Country team during their first season, while also completed his third year as head coach of the Menís Tennis program at Union.  Coach Gary Johnson will begin his second year as the head coach of the Women's Cross Country team.  

Johnson is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Union University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. He completed his Master of Science degree at the University of Memphis in December 1993. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Arts degree in Physical Education from Middle Tennessee State University.

Johnson will continue coaching both cross country and tennis this year. Union will be adding a Menís cross country program in the Fall of 2001, which Gary would like to be a part of establishing. Johnson was awarded Coach of the Year honors in the TranSouth for both Cross Country and Tennis this past year.

According to Johnson, "This yearís team will not catch people by surprise like we did last year, so we hope to build on that success by adding some new runners to our five returning members of last yearís team. As long as we stick together and grow as athletes and as people, our team should be successful."


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