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 (11th season)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5286
Office Email: rturner@uu.edu
Alma Mater: Lipscomb University (1979)
Record at Union: 238-107 (ten seasons)
Career Record: Same
Assistant Coach: David Niven (eight season)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5132
Office Email: dniven@uu.edu
Assistant Coach:  Michael Katrosh (first season)
Graduate Assistant:  Jonathan Kee (first season)
Student Assistants: Erica Rose & Laurie McEuen

Gymnasium/Facility:
Gym: Fred DeLay Gymnasium
Capacity: 2,200

Previous Season:
Records: Overall 24-10; Conference 10-4
Conference Regular Season Finish: 2nd Place
Post Season: NAIA National Tournament First Round
Final Ranking: No. 13

 

Team National Tournament History

Years: 8 (1958, 92, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 04)

Wins-Losses (%): 4-8 (.333)

Last Season in National Tournament:
2004: First Round - lost to Barber-Scotia 61-53 OT

Key Players:
Name, Height, Position, Class
Bruno Martinessi, 6-7, Forward, Senior, 9.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg,
Ben Frederick, 6-10, Center, Sophomore, 15.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg.
Marcus Cooper, 6-0, Guard, Sophomore, 6.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.8 apg.
Pierry Valmera, 6-8, Center, Sophomore, 8.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg.

Key Loses:
Name, Position, Highlights
Chima Abakwue, Guard, 17.7 ppg, 134 3pt made (.441)
Will Harris, Guard, 8.2 ppg, 131 assists
Zach Wiggs, Guard, 5.4 points, 100 assists

Top Newcomers:
Name, Height, Position, Class, Prior School, Highlights
Rod Ross, 5-11, Guard, Junior, Eastern Kentucky University
Corey Burkett, 6-3, Guard, Junior, Wallace State CC-Hanceville, 22 ppg, 7 rpg, 4 apg.
Courtney Jones, 6-5, Forward, Freshman, Dyer County HS, 16.3 ppg, 10.2 rpg
Jonathan Givens, 5-11, Guard, Freshman, Germantown HS

 

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