COACHING STAFF

Year by Year Season Records

Mark Campbell, Head Coach

Office Phone: (731) 661-5344
Email: mcampbel@uu.edu

Mark Campbell has just finished his sixth season as the head coach of the Lady Bulldogs. Last season, Campbell led the Lady Bulldogs to their second NAIA National Championship (1998, 2005), and the first under his watch.  Campbell was named the 2005 NAIA Coach of the Year after his team won the title and finished the year 35-5 overall.  His 35 wins in 2005 tied Union's record for wins in a season with three other seasons, including Campbell's 2002 campaign in which his team went 35-4 and advanced to the NAIA Final Four.  Campbell has recorded at least 30 wins in each season at Union, except his first in 1999 when he won 28 games.  Campbell's teams have won five of the past six conference regular season titles and have won four of six conference tournament titles.  Union has been to 11 straight conference tournament championships, including six straight under Campbell's leadership.  In the 2002-03 season, he led Union to their best regular season in school history with 30 wins before the post season tournaments.

Campbell spent five seasons as a player for the Lipscomb Bison basketball team and graduated from Lipscomb University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and from Union University in 1996 with a Master of Education.

After red-shirting his freshman season at Lipscomb, Campbell went on to excel in the basketball arena. Campbell currently ranks 12th in all-time scoring at Lipscomb with 1,509 prints. The 724 assists he accumulated during his career places him in the top five at David Lipscomb for career assists. Campbell helped guide the Bisons to five national tournament appearances, a 129-19 four-year record, and a national record of 42 wins in a season.

After college, Campbell joined Union's men's basketball coaching staff as the graduate assistant in 1994 and then became the full time assistant coach in 1996. He worked under the guidance of fellow Lipscomb graduate and current Union men's head coach Ralph Turner for five seasons until being named the new women's basketball coach in 1999. Over the past six seasons as Union's coach, Campbell has been named as the TranSouth Coach of the Year twice (2001, 2002), NAIA Coach of the Year once (2005) and has an overall record of 195-30 (.866).

Mark Campbell is married to the former Molly Graves of Jackson. They are the proud parents two children, Gray and Ella.

Katie Woodruff - Assistant Coach
Email: kwoodruf@uu.edu

Katie Woodruff is now in her fourth season with the Lady Bulldogs. She joined the Lady Bulldog coaching staff in 2001 from Kansas City. There, she worked for K-Life, Inc. on their women’s staff helping to develop female volunteers to effectively disciple small groups.

As a player at John Brown University in Arkansas, she was an All-Conference performer on the court while participating in the Sooner Athletic Conference with NAIA powerhouse teams such as Oklahoma City and Southern Nazarene. After graduating from John Brown University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, Woodruff worked for two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at the College of the Ozarks. In 1998, Woodruff began her graduate work at the University of Arkansas in recreation management. As a graduate assistant, she served as the program coordinator for the school’s “Champions of Character” program which included activities such as leading small discipleship groups and developing character training programs for student athletes. She also became very involved with the Arkansas Athletes Outreach program on campus. In addition to her responsibilities at the university, Woodruff taught physical education to children in kindergarten through fifth grade at a local elementary school.

With extensive experience in the game of basketball as a player and coach and the recipient of several honors, Woodruff believes she has all of the qualifications necessary for this job, not only because of her many years of experience, but due to her passion for working with student athletes.

Tonya Tuggles - Graduate Assistant

Tonya Tuggles is beginning her second season as a graduate assistant coach for Union after spending the 20012-03 season as a student assistant. She is a 2003 graduate of Union University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education and Health. Currently, Tuggles is working on her masters of Art and Education and looks to finish in December of 2005.

After graduated high school from Bradford in 1998, Tuggles played four years of basketball for the Union Lady Bulldogs. During her time at Union, the Lady Bulldogs won all four TranSouth Conference Championships and participated in one NAIA Final Four, two NAIA Elite Eights, and one NAIA Sweet Sixteen. Over her four years, Tuggles played in 136 of 142 team games for the Lady Bulldogs, including every game during her freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons. She scored a total of 943 points and grabbed 707 career rebounds. Union compiled an overall record of 125-22 during her four years. As a freshman, Tuggles was a member of, NAIA Hall of Fame coach, Dr. David Blackstock’s final Lady Bulldog team.

Tonya is the daughter of Georgia B. Tuggles of Bradford, Tennessee.

 

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