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   
Office Phone: (731) 661-5286
Office Email: rturner@uu.edu
Alma Mater: Lipscomb University (1979)
Record at Union: 197-82 (eight seasons)
Career Record: Same
Assistant Coach:  David Niven (four seasons)
Student Assistants:  Belinda Hannigan & Erica Rose

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

Previous Season:
Records: Overall 31-5; Conference 10-2
Conference Regular Season Finish: 1st Place
Post Season-NAIA: TranSouth Tournament Champions; NAIA National Tournament Sweet Sixteen
Final Ranking: No. 3

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

Returning Starters:
Name, Position, Class
Zach Wiggs, PG, Senior, 11 ppg, 6 apg, 4 rpg
Derrick Underwood, F, Senior, 11 ppg, 7 rpg
Chima Abakwue, G, Junior, 11 ppg, 2 apg, 43% 3pt.
Michael Katrosh, G, Senior, 7 ppg, 3 apg, 46% 3pt.
Will Harris, G, Junior, 11 ppg, 3 apg, 4 rpg
Bruno Martinessi, F, Sophomore, 11 ppg, 7 rpg, 4 apg

Key Loses:
Name, Position, Highlights
Robert Joseph, C, 22 ppg, 10 rpg, 7 bpg, 63% fg.

Top Newcomers:
Name, Height, Position, Class, 2001 School, Highlights
Matt Trammell, 6-6, G, Freshman, US Military Academy Prep School, 19 ppg, 5 rpg, 4 apg
Valmera Pierre, 6-8, C, Freshman, Haitian National Team, 20 ppg, 10 rpg, 7 bpg
Michael Palmer, 6-9, F, Sophomore, Bevill State CC, 14 ppg, 10rpg, 5 bpg

 

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