Coaching Win/Loss Records
Mark Campbell is now in his eighth season as
the head coach of the Lady Bulldogs. Campbell is coming of back-to-back
NAIA National Championship seasons for the first time in school history.
For Union, this marked their third NAIA National Championship as the Lady
Bulldog basketball team also captured the 1998 title. Campbell earned NAIA
Coach of the Year honors for the second straight season.
Campbell's 2005-06 season also marked a year
for more individual accomplishments as he passed the 200-win mark for his
career. In his seven seasons, Campbell has 226 wins to just 36 losses
(86.3 percent). He also moved into second place on the all-time Union
coaching wins list (current list: Blackstock-509, Campbell-226, Birmingham-198).
In his career as Union’s head coach,
Campbell’s teams have won, two NAIA National Title (2005, 2006), five conference
regular season titles, and have won four conference tournament titles. In the
2002-03 season, he led Union to their best regular season in school history with
30 wins before the post season tournaments. He has reached the 35-win plateau
twice in his career, which ties the school record for wins in a 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 41 wins in a
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 seven seasons as Union’s head
coach, Campbell has been named as the TranSouth Coach of the Year twice (2001,
2002), NAIA Coach of the Year twice (2005, 2006), NAIA WBCA Coach of the Year
once (2004), and has an overall record coaching record of 226-36 (.863).
Campbell serves nationally on the NAIA All-American Committee and is the
secretary for the NAIA. He is also is the national rater for the TranSouth
During his time as a head coach for the Union
University Lady Bulldogs, he has proven to be much more that a great basketball
coach. "I believe my responsiblity to each of my players is to have a vision for
who they can be in every area of life, and communicate it to them in a way that
challanges them to pursue it."
Mark Campbell is married to the former Molly
Graves of Jackson. They are the proud parents of their son Gray, born on July
10, 2002 and daughter Ella, born on April 9, 2004.
Clark enters her first season as
assistant coach for the Union Lady Bulldogs. She joins the coaching
staff following a very successful two-year playing career for the Lady
Bulldogs from 2004-2005.
Clark, from Artesia, New Mexico, is a 2005
graduate of Union University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Public
Relations/Advertising. She is currently finishing her Masters of Arts and
Education Degree from Union.
Clark played at Union for the second half of the 2004 season followed by
a full season in 2005. She helped lead Union to the 2005 NAIA National
Title, the first of two in a row for Union. In her 66 career games with
Union, Clark scored 1,383 points (20.1) and pulled down 765 rebounds (11.6)
to average a double-double for her career.
Honors quickly filled Clark’s resume as she was named the NAIA National
Player of the Year, along with being named the NAIA National Tournament MVP
following the 2005 season. During her two years at Union, Clark was named a
first team All-American, TranSouth Player of the Year, first team
All-Conference, and to the NAIA National Tournament All-Tournament team in
each season. As a junior, Clark was also named the TranSouth Conference
Newcomer of the Year.
In addition to her numerous honors, Clark also made her mark in the Union
record book. She holds several records including points in a season (835),
rebounds in a season (483), rebounds in a game (24), double-doubles in a
season (29), double-doubles in a career (44), free throws made in a season
(209), and games played in a season (40).
Clark, a 2001 graduate of Artesia High School (New Mexico), is the
daughter of John and Jackie Mills of Charlotte, North Carolina. She also has
a brother, Justin, who will graduate from NC State in 2007. Clark also has a
step brother, Jonathan, in the Marines and a step sister, Jennifer, who is
pursuing her doctorate from Baylor.
Graduate Assistant Coach
Jennifer Henson begins her first season as a graduate assistant coach for the Union University Lady Bulldogs. Henson remains a part Union basketball program after spending five seasons, one was a red-shirt year, as a player for head coach Mark Campbell.
Henson is a 2006 graduate of Union University with a degree in Physical Education, Wellness, and Sport. She is currently working towards a Master of Arts and Education Degree here at Union.
Henson was a four-year starter for the Union Lady Bulldogs, including her key roles in helping Union win the past two NAIA National Titles. Her value to the team was proven over her final two seasons when Union lost a combined 11 games, with six of those losses coming when Henson was not in the starting lineup due to injury. Over her four years, Union posted a combined record of 132-19 (.874)
As a junior and senior, Henson was named to the TranSouth All-Conference team. Henson was just 18 points shy of 1,000 for her career (982). She made 228-of-633 (.360) three pointers and 130-of-165 (.788) free throws. She played in 136 games over her four years at Union.
Student Assistant Coaches