Year by Year Season
Mark Campbell, Head Coach
Office Phone: (731) 661-5344
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
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
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
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
Tonya is the daughter of Georgia B. Tuggles of Bradford, Tennessee.