2002 Lady Bulldog Softball Coaching Staff

Brian Dunn - Head Coach

Brian Dunn begins his sixth season as head softball coach at Union and is coming off a 2001 season in which he guided the Lady Bulldogs to a third place finish in the NAIA Softball National Tournament and a NCCAA National Championship.

Coach Dunn has led the Lady Bulldogs softball program to a 263-56 record over the past five years. Union softball has accomplished four straight seasons with 50 plus wins, including last season's 63 win campaing, along with four straight Top 10 rankings in the NAIA. The Lady Dogs have earned three TranSouth Conference Championships, two conference tournament championships, one NAIA Region XI Championship, and one NCCAA National Championship.

Dunn has guided the Lady bulldogs Volleyball program to a 113-29 record over its only four seasons (first season, 1998). Union volleyball has won two TranSouth conference titles, one conference tournament title, and four straight NCCAA MidEast Region Championships.

During his five-year tenure at Union, Dunn has coached 35 all-conference, 26 all-region, 13 All-American, and 18 scholar athlete award winners. Included in that list are four TranSouth Conference Pitchers of the Year, four TranSouth Player of the Year, five NAIA region Pitchers of the Year, one NAIA National Pitcher of the Year, and one NFCA-NAIA National Catcher of the Year.

Dunn has earned 15 coach of the year awards including being named the 1998 and 2001 NCCAA National Softball Coach of the Year. He has served as the TranSouth Conference Softball Chairman for he past four years and is currently serving a term as the NAIA Region XI Chair and national rater.

Brian is a 1989 graduate of San Diego State University, where he helped lead the baseball team to a Western Athletic Conference Championship and a Top 25 national ranking. His coaching career began at Riverside High School in Parsons, Tennessee where he led the Lady Panther softball team to their first ever appearance in the state tournament.

Brian Dunn is married to the former Emily Garrett, a 1986 graduate of Union University. They have two daughters, Addison Grace(4) and Ashlee Claire(2).

Jennifer Sabourin - Graduate Assistant Coach

Jennifer Sabourin is back at Union as the graduate assistant coach, after playing the final two years of her college career for Coach Dunn and the Lady Bulldogs. Sabourin, from West Branch, Iowa, is the daughter of Richard and Tana Sabourin and has two brothers, Jeremiah and Joshua.

While coaching this season, Sabourin is working on her masters’ degree in Human Growth and Development. She graduated in 2001 from Union University with a B.S. degree in Physical Education and Health.

In her senior season at Union, Sabourin led the conference in hitting and was selected at the TranSouth Conference Player of the Year, along with being named all-conference, all-region, and all-American. Sabourin helped lead the Lady Bulldogs to a NCCAA National Championship and a third place finish in the NAIA Softball World Series. In her four years of college softball, she led her teams to an overall record of 245-26 while reaching all-American status on the junior college level (NJCCA) and on the senior college level (NAIA and NCCAA).

All-Time Coaching Records
Year Coach Record
2002 Brian Dunn 51-7
2001 Brian Dunn 63-8
2000 Brian Dunn 53-6
1999 Brian Dunn 57-13-1
1998 Brian Dunn 51-16
1997 Brian Dunn 39-13
1996 Dan Patterson 27-9
1995 Dan Patterson 24-15

 

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