Year-by-Year Coaching Win/Loss Records
Mark Campbell is now in his ninth season
as the head coach of the Lady Bulldogs. Campbell is coming off his third
straight trip to the NAIA Fab Four, including two NAIA National Titles in
2005 and 2006. Campbell also led his 2006-07 team to the TranSouth
regular season and tournament championships. This marked the ninth
time Union has captured the TranSouth regular season title and the eight
TranSouth Tournament title in the 11-year history of the league.
Campbell has 256 wins to just 42 losses
(.859). He is currently in second place on the all-time Union coaching wins
list (current list: Blackstock-509, Campbell-256, Birmingham-198).
Campbell's .859 winning percentage ranks No. 1 among active NAIA women's
basketball coaches with five or more years of coaching.
In his career as Union’s head coach,
Campbell’s teams have won, two NAIA National Title (2005, 2006), six
conference regular season titles, and five 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
Campbell continues to the winning tradition of the Union
program which has accumulated the most wins of any women's basketball
program (all levels NCAA and NAIA) over the last 15 years (Union 482,
Tennessee 477, UCONN 477, Duke 396). Only UCONN's 327 wins over the
past five years is better than Union 322 wins during that span.
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 seven seasons as Union’s
head coach, Campbell has been named as the TranSouth Coach of the Year three times
(2001, 2002, 2007), NAIA Coach of the Year twice (2005, 2006), and NAIA WBCA Coach of
the Year once (2004). Campbell serves nationally on the NAIA All-American Committee and is
the president for the NAIA. He is also is the national rater for the
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 second 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 earned her Master's of Arts and Education
Degree from Union in Auguat of 2007.
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.
Graduate Assistant Coach
Jennifer Henson is in her second season as a graduate assistant coach for
the Union University Lady Bulldogs. Henson remains a part Union basketball
program after spending five seasons, including a red-shirt season, 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