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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 (13th season)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5286
Office Email: rturner@uu.edu
Alma Mater: Lipscomb University (1979)
Record at Union: 290-122 (12 seasons)
Career Record: Same
Assistant Coach: David Niven (10th season)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5132
Office Email: dniven@uu.edu
Graduate Assistant: Chima Abakwue (second season)
Student Assistant: Vanessa Vander-Mallie

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

Previous Season:
Records: Overall 28-6; Conference 9-3
Conference Regular Season Finish: Tie 1st Place
Post Season:
Conference Tournament: 1st Place
NAIA National Tournament: First Round (#5 seed)
Final Ranking: No. 5

Team National Tournament History

Years: 10 (1958, 92, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 04, 05, 06)

Wins-Losses (%): 4-10 (.286)

Last Season in National Tournament:
2006: First Round - lost to Texas Wesleyan 82-64

Key Returners:
Name, Height, Position, Class
Pierry Valmera, 6-7, Senior, Center, 10 ppg, 5 rpg
Ben Frederick, 6-10, Senior, Center, 15 ppg, 5 rpg
Marcus Cooper, 5-11, Senior Guard, 5 ppg, 3 apg
Deywane Lee, 6-8, Senior, Forward, 12 ppg, 8 rpg
Mack Bealim, 6-5, Senior Guard, 11 ppg, 6 rpg

Key Loses:
Name, Position, Highlights
Kinley Sellers, Guard, 14 ppg, 80 3's made
Corey Burkett, Guard, 13 ppg, 6 rpg, 86 3's made

Top Newcomers:
Name, Height, Class, Position, Prior School
Brian Lake, 6-6, Sophomore, Forward, Middle Tennessee State Univ.
Tony Brown, 6-1, Sophomore, Guard, Kirtland CC
Ryan Merriman, 6-6, Junior, Forward, Chattanooga CC
Kennedy Okello, 6-5, Freshman, Forward, Laiser Hill Academy, Kenya

 

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