coaching staff

Mark Campbell - Head Coach
Year-By-Year Coaching Records

Mark Campbell has just finished his fourth year as head coach of the Lady Bulldogs. This past season, he led Union to their best regular season in school history with 30 wins before the post season tournaments. Campbell also helped continue the dominance as Union won their eighth straight conference championship, including all seven TranSouth Championships. Campbell and the Lady Bulldogs finished the season 34-3 overall and a 15-1 record in the TranSouth Conference.

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 four seasons as Union's coach, Campbell has been named as the TranSouth Coach of the Year twice (2001, 2002) and has an overall record of 128-20 (.864).

Mark Campbell is married to the former Molly Graves of Jackson. They are the proud parents of their first child, Gray, born on July 10, 2002. The Campbell Family is also expecting their second child in mid April of 2004.

Katie Woodruff - Assistant Coach

Katie Woodruff is now in her third 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 for 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 her new 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 first season as a graduate assistant coach for Union after spending last 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.

Student Assistants

Year-By-Year Coaching Records
(from 1972 to present)

Year Coach Record
2002-03 Mark Campbell 34-3
2001-02 Mark Campbell 35-4
2000-01 Mark Campbell 31-5
1999-2000 Mark Campbell 28-8
1998-99 David Blackstock/Lisa Hutchens 31-5
1997-98 David Blackstock 35-3
1996-97 David Blackstock 35-5
1995-96 David Blackstock 34-4
1994-95 David Blackstock 31-3
1993-94 David Blackstock 27-6
1992-93 David Blackstock 33-5
1991-92 David Blackstock 31-5
1990-91 David Blackstock 26-4
1989-90 David Blackstock 23-6
1988-89 David Blackstock 28-6
1987-88 David Blackstock 29-3
1986-87 David Blackstock 26-4
1985-86 David Blackstock 22-6
1984-85 David Blackstock 31-2
1983-84 David Blackstock 24-7
1982-83 David Blackstock 19-10
1981-82 David Blackstock 24-5
1980-81 Peggy Birmingham 21-13
1979-80 Peggy Birmingham 26-4
1978-79 Peggy Birmingham 24-6
1977-78 Peggy Birmingham 20-4
1976-77 Peggy Birmingham 23-6
1975-76 Peggy Birmingham 26-3
1974-75 Peggy Birmingham 24-9
1973-74 Peggy Birmingham 16-7
1972-73 Peggy Birmingham 18-5

 

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