2001 Bulldog Tennis

Head Coach

Head Coach Gary Johnson is beginning his fourth season as head coach of Union's tennis team. This is his sixth year at the University.  Coach Gary Johnson also began his second year as the head coach of the Women's Cross Country team this past fall.  

Originally, Johnson is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from Union with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in 1992. Johnson earned a Master of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Memphis. 

The past three seasons, Johnson has taken his team to the NAIA National Championships, with his bulldogs finishing the season ranked #12 in the NAIA.  His career coaching record is 46-10.  Last season, Coach Johnson earned his second consecutive TranSouth Coach of the Year honor.

Johnson adds enthusiasm and a positive outlook to the tennis program. One of his challenging goals is to get individual athletes to think and function like a team. Personally, he as benefited by gaining a new perspective on international diversity and an appreciation for America's culture.

Johnson married the former Holly Tignor, a Jackson native, in December 1999.  She is the Assistant to the V.P. of Investments at Bancorp South.

Year Head Coach Record
2000 Gary Johnson 17-4
1999 Gary Johnson 17-2
1998 Gary Johnson 12-4
1997 Brice Bishop 4-10
1996 Brice Bishop 15-5
1995 Brice Bishop 14-6
1994 Brice Bishop 14-5
1993 Brice Bishop 11-11
1992 Brice Bishop 11-14
1990   6-13
1988   11-11
1987   8-17
1986   13-13

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