quick facts

Location:
1050 Union University Drive
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
Phone: (731) 661-5130
Fax: (731) 661-5182
Founded:
1823
Enrollment:
3747
Nickname:
Bulldogs
Colors:
Red & White
Affiliation:
NAIA
Conference:
TranSouth Conference
Acting Director of Athletics:
Tommy Sadler (tsadler@uu.edu)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5218
Athletic Secretary:
Teresa Thomas (tthomas@uu.edu)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5130
Sports Information Director:
Steven Aldridge (saldridg@uu.edu)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5027
Office Fax: (731) 661-5182
Website:
www.uu.edu/athletics

Coaching Staff:
Head Coach: Ralph Turner (10th season)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5286
Office Email: rturner@uu.edu
Alma Mater: Lipscomb University (1979)
Record at Union: 214-97 (nine seasons)
Career Record: Same
Assistant Coach: David Niven (seventh season)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5132
Office Email: dniven@uu.edu
Student Assistants: Belinda Hannigan, Erica Rose, & Adam Vaughan

Gymnasium/Facility:
Gym: Fred DeLay Gymnasium
Capacity: 2200

Previous Season:
Records: Overall 17-15; Conference 5-9
Conference Regular Season Finish: 8th Place
Post Season-NAIA: NAIA
Final Ranking: NR

National Tournament History:
NAIA National Tournament: 1992, 1998-2002

Last Season in National Tournament:
2002: First Round - def. Westminster 62-52; Sweet Sixteen - lost to Barat 87-96 OT

Key Players:
Name, Position, Class
Zach Wiggs, PG, Senior, 11 ppg, 6 apg, 4 rpg
Chima Abakwue, G, Senior, 13.5 ppg, 2 apg, 40% 3-pt(93-230)
Will Harris, G, Senior, 10.3 ppg, 3 apg, 4 rpg
Bruno Martinessi, F, Junior, 12.2 ppg, 6.1 rpg,

Key Loses:
Name, Position, Highlights
Derrick Underwood, 9.8 ppg, 6 rpg
Matt Noah, 9.1 ppg, 3 rpg
Michael Katrosh, 10 ppg, 4 apg

Top Newcomers:
Name, Height, Position, Class, 2001 School, Highlights
Pierry Valmera, 6-8, C, Freshman, Haitian National Team, 20 ppg, 10 rpg, 7 bpg
Ben Frederick, 6-10, C, Freshman, Bartlett HS
Marcus Cooper, 6-0, G, Freshman, Southeast Whitfield HS, 19 ppg, 7 apg, 5 rpg

 

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