coaching staff

Year-by-Year Coaching Win/Loss Records

Head Coach
Mark Campbell
Phone:  731-661-5344

Mark Campbell is now in his seventh season as the head coach of the Lady Bulldogs. The 2004-05 season for Cambell was one for the ages as he led the Union Lady Bulldogs to the NAIA National Championship. This was Union second NAIA Title in the school’s history. Campbell was named the NAIA National Coach of the Year for his efforts. Entering the 2005-06 season, Campbell is just five wins shy of 200 career coaching wins, and needs just four wins to move into second place on the Union women’s basketball all-time coaching wins list. (current list: Blackstock-509, Birmingham-198, Campbell-195)

In his career as Union’s head coach, Campbell’s teams have won, one NAIA National Title (2005), 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 plataeu twice in his career, which ties the school record for wins.

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 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 head coach, Campbell has been named as the TranSouth Coach of the Year twice (2001, 2002), NAIA Coach of the Year once (2005), NAIA WBCA Coach of the Year once (2004, and has an overall record coaching record of 195-30 (.867). 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 Conference.

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.

Assistant Coach
Katie Woodruff
Phone:  731-661-5171

Katie Woodruff is now in her fifth season with the Lady Bulldogs. She joined the Lady Bulldog coaching staff in 2001 from Kansas City. There, she worked for K-Life, Inc. a para church ministry with an emphasis on discipleship to junior high and high school students. In 2005, she helped lead the Union Lady Bulldogs as they captured the NAIA National Championship.

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. She currently ranks second in all-time scoring at JBU with 1,642 points. Woodruff ranks first in free-throws made, second in steals, and third in assists in a career. After graduating from John Brown University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, Woodruff worked for one season 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. She served as the program coordinator for Arkansas Athletes Outreach’s "Champions of Character" program which taught public school children, as well as, Univ. of Arkansas athletes character development training through school assemblies and small group discipleship. 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.

Woodruff is the daughter of Adela Kisch of Fayetteville, Ark. and Walter Ray Woodruff of Fayetteville, Ark.

Graduate Assistant
Molly York
Phone:  731-661-5575

Molly York enters her first season as a graduate assistant coach for the Union Lady Bulldogs. This follows a successfull playing career for Union, including being a member of the 2005 NAIA National Championship team as a senior. York closed out her career by not only helping Union win the national title, but also to set at new national tournament team record with 51 three-pointers made. York shot just under 50-percent (7-15) in the tournament.

York came to Union in 2002 when she transferred from Tennessee Tech. She red-shirted during the 2002-03 season, before playing her final two years for Union. In her career, York played in 71 games over her two-year career, averaging 5.7 points and 2.6 rebounds. She also shot over 35-percent (49-140) from behind the three point line in her career. York’s career high in points came in a game versus Cumberland University back on January 10, 2004 when she poured in 19 points.

York played her high school basketball at Wayne County where she led her team to three state tournaments including a championship in her senior year in 2001. She averaged 20 points and seven rebounds per game during her junior and senior seasons and as a senior she blocked 45 shots and shot 59% from the field. In her four-year career at Wayne County, York scored 2,227 points, grabbed 780 rebounds, and shot 58% from the field and during her time at Wayne County, her team never lost a home game as she helped post an overall record of 130-11. After high school, Molly signed with Tennessee Tech before transferring to Union as a junior.


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