March 19, 2001

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Union’s Baseball Coach Reaches 500 Win Milestone


Jackson, TN—Andy Rushing recorded his 500th career win over on Saturday as the Bulldogs swept a double-header at Lipscomb University 3-1 and 12-8. Rushing has now compiled a 501-359 (.583%) record over his 15 plus seasons as a head coach. In his 12 plus seasons at Union, Rushing has an overall record of 417 wins and 259 losses (.602). Ironically, Rushing’s 400th career win came against Lipscomb University back on April 10, 1998. Since that date, Rushing has led the Bulldogs to 100 wins in 151 games, a .662 percentage.

Rushing, a 1976 graduate of Union University, is coming off his best season ever at Union with a 42-15 record. He enters his thirteenth season as head coach of the Bulldogs. Last season saw Rushing lead the Bulldogs to a regular season TranSouth Conference Championship along with a trip to the Region XI Tournament. Rushing’s Bulldogs finished the 2000 season ranked #8 in the NAIA poll.


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