Mark Campbell is now in his eleventh season as the head coach of the Lady Bulldogs. Campbell is coming off his third NAIA National Title (2005, 2006, 2009) in five seasons and also his fifth straight trip to the NAIA Fab Four. Union finished the 2008-09 season with a 37-1 record, a national title, their eleventh regular season title and a tenth TranSouth Tournament title in the 13 year history of the league. Over the past two seasons, Campbell has led his teams to a combined 72-2 record, including a historic 2007-08 season as they recorded the first perfect regular season in Union women's basketball history. The Lady Bulldogs finished with a perfect 29-0 in 2007-08
Campbell has 328 wins to just 44 losses (.882). He is currently in second place on the all-time Union coaching wins list (current list: Blackstock-509, Campbell-328, Birmingham-198). Campbell's .882 winning percentage ranks No. 1 among active NAIA women's basketball coaches with five or more years of coaching. In a win over Azusa Pacific (Calif.) on Nov. 22, 2008, Campbell notched his 300th career win.
In his career as Union’s head coach, Campbell’s teams have won three NAIA National Titles (2005, 2006, 2009), eight conference regular season titles and seven conference tournament titles. He has reached the 35-win plateau four times in his career and set a program record with 37 wins in 2008-09
Campbell continues 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 5 years (Union 168, UCONN 160, Tennessee 155, Morningside 155). Union ranks second over the last ten years among all levels of women's basketball with 328 wins, second over last 15 years with 494 wins, and since 1992, Union leads all levels of women's basketball with 585 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 points. 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 former Union men’s head coach Ralph Turner for five seasons until being named the women’s basketball coach in 1999.
Over his career as the head coach of Union women's basketball, Campbell has been named the TranSouth Coach of the Year five times (2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009), NAIA Coach of the Year three times (2005, 2006, 2009), and NAIA WBCA Coach of the Year twice (2004, 2008). Campbell serves as 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 responsibility 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 challenges 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. Mark and Molly are also currently in the process of adopting a son, Kaylan, to arrive this school year.
Katie Woodruff is now in her seventh season with the Lady Bulldogs. She seved as assistant coach for five seasons, before leaving to spend two years working with WinShape Camps in Atlanta, Georgia. She returned as assistant coach for the 2008-09 season.
Woodruff first came to 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 and 2006, she helped lead the Union Lady Bulldogs as they captured back-to-back NAIA National Championships.
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. 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 to contribute, not only because of her many years of experience, but due to her passion working with student athletes. It is her desire to see each player grasp and become the person God intends them to be, as well as, use their gifts and abilities to make an eternal difference in the lives of others.
Woodruff is the daughter of Adela Kisch of Fayetteville, Ark. and the late Walter Ray Woodruff of Fayetteville, Ark.