Softball

Coach: Brian Dunn
Assistant Coach: Ryan Wernquist

Great Year-End for the Dunn Family

When The Jackson Sun announced end-of- year honors, the Dunn family found themselves claiming not just one but two titles. Recent USJ graduate Addison Dunn was named Female Athlete of the Year, while her father, Coach Brian Dunn, earned the title of All-West Tennessee Softball Coach of the Year.

Addison, who played both soccer and softball for the Lady Bruins, was previously named the All-West Tennessee Girls Soccer Offensive Player of the Year and a member of the All-West Tennessee First Team in softball. During her senior soccer season, she helped the Lady Bruins’ soccer team reach the Division II-A semifinals with 36 goals and 20 assists. Her softball season was just as successful, with the team finishing third in the Division II-A state softball tournament. Addison had a .574 batting average with 41 runs scored, 27 RBIs, 11 extra-base hits and 42 stolen bases.

Soccer will continue to be a huge part of Addison’s life, as she has signed to spend the next four years playing at Union University.

Brian, meanwhile, will continue on with his success on the softball field. In the last seven years, he has led his team to six state tournament appearances where they have won two state titles, finished runner-up twice, and finished third twice. He will miss coaching Addison on the softball diamond but is excited to watch her take the soccer field with the Lady Bulldogs this fall.


2016 USJ Softball 29-6-1 Record On the Year

  • Region and Sectional Champions for the 6th time in the past 7 years.
  • Advanced to State with a two game sweep of Donelson Christian in the Sectional.
  • Open up at the State tourney vs Friendship Christian.
2016 Softball Team 2016 All Region Tournament Team -
Ally McFarland, Anna Rice, Addison Dunn and Kristen Pickens

USJ Softball players named to TSWA All-State team

The following USJ juniors were named to the Tennessee Sportswriters Assoc. All-State team July 3rd 2015. Junior pitcher Ally McFarland, outfielder Addison Dunn and 2b Anna Pearson added this honor to their TSAC All-State and 1st team All-West Tennessee honors from earlier in the summer. McFarland went 22-5 this season with 155 strikeouts and a 1.77 ERA. Dunn batted .532 with 27 Stolen bases, 28 RBI's and 5 triples. Pearson batted .489 with 18 RBI and 5 doubles.


2015 Tennessee Softball Coaches Association Award Winners

The following USJ softball players and their coach were honored June 15th, 2015, at the annual TSCA All-Star games at Columbia State College. Junior pitcher Ally McFarland was chosen as the DII West Miss Softball award winner and juniors Addison Dunn and Anna Pearson were named to the DII All State team. Coach Brian Dunn was chosen as a coach for the West All-Stars. Senior Samantha Sullivan played for the West All-Stars and was also awarded a TSCA scholarship, which she will use next year as she begins studying at Mississippi State University.


Lady Bruins win region

The USJ Lady Bruins won the 2015 Region Championship. It was the team's fifth Region Championship in six years. The team is 29-4 and hosts Friendship Christian May 14 in the TSSAA Sectional. USJ's All-Region Tournament Team: Coach Dunn (from left), Addison Dunn, Anna Pearson, MVP Ally McFarland, Kristen Pickens, and Kallie Pickens.

2015 team wins district

USJ softball won its seventh consecutive district title in 2015 and is hosting the Region Final Four May 5 and May 7.

The team is 27-4 on the season going into the Final Four.


Coach Dunn elected to 2014 Hall of Fame

University School of Jackson softball coach Brian Dunn was elected to the Tennessee Softball Coaches Association class of 2014 Hall of Fame. He enters the hall with a 21-year softball coaching record of 737-198 with stints at Riverside High, Union University and USJ.

His career started with a three-year run at Riverside High that included three 20-win seasons and the school’s only appearance at the TSSAA state tournament between 1979 and 2010.

He moved to Union in 1997 and led the Lady Bulldogs to six NAIA World Series appearances and captured three NCCAA National Championships. His run at USJ includes five straight top three finishes at the TSSAA state tournament, with state titles in 2010 and 2012.

Coach Dunn has a combined softball and volleyball record of 1023-265 and captured his 1,000th victory in March. He has been honored as Coach of the Year 31 times and has led every varsity program he has coached to the state or national tournament.

“I am honored and humbled to be named a member of the Tennessee Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class of 2014,” Coach Dunn said. “I share this award with all of my loyal and hard working assistant coaches throughout the years, and, of course, the unbelievably talented and selfless players who always believed that a team was about being a part of something bigger than yourself.”


Schedule

Day/Date
Opponent/Location
Time
Score
USJ
Opp.
Thu, March 2 @ McKenzie (Pre-Season) 5:00 pm
 
 
Tue, March 7 Riverside (Pre-season) 5:00 pm
 
 
Thu, March 9 Gibson Co. (Pre-season) 5:00 pm
 
 
Wed, March 15 Bolivar 5:00 pm
4
3
Sat, March 18 @ Ezell Harding (DH) 1:00 pm
8
4
Sat, March 18 Ezell Harding Gm 2 2:30 pm
13
5
Tue, March 28 Rossville (DH)* 4:30 pm
5
0
Tue, March 28 Rossville Gm 2 5:30 pm
5
0
Wed, March 29 @ Haywood 5:30 pm
 
 
Thu, March 30 Dyer Co. 5:00 pm
 
 
Fri, March 31 @ NorthSide 5:00 pm
 
 
Mon, April 3 @ Harding (DH) 4:00 pm
 
 
Tue, April 4 Bartlett 5:00 pm
 
 
Thu, April 6 @ Fayette Acad.* 5:30 pm
 
 
Fri, April 7 Madison 5:00 pm
 
 
Tue, April 11 @ Westview 5:30 pm
 
 
Wed, April 12 St. Georges DH * 4:30 pm
 
 
Fri, April 14 @ Halls 12:00 pm
 
 
Sat, April 15 @ Covington 12:00 pm
 
 
Tue, April 18 @ Bolivar 5:00 pm
 
 
Thu, April 20 Fayette Academy* 5:30 pm
 
 
Fri, April 21 TCA - Hall of Fame Game 5:00 pm
 
 
Tue, April 25 TRA* 5:30 pm
 
 
Thu, April 27 @ TRA* 5:30 pm
 
 
Sat, April 29 Crockett Co. 11:00 am
 
 
Mon, May 1 @ Bartlett 5:00 pm
 
 
Tue, May 2 St. Benedict 5:30 pm
 
 
Thu, May 4 Region - 1st Round TBA
 
 
Fri, May 5 Region - 2nd Round TBA
 
 
Tue, May 9 Region - Final Four @ Fayette Acad TBA
 
 
Thu, May 11 Region - Final Four @ Fayette Acad TBA
 
 
Fri, May 19 TSSAA Sectional TBA
 
 
Sat, May 20 TSSAA Sectional TBA
 
 
Tue, May 23 TSSAA State Championship TBA