The athletic program at University School of Jackson is a member of TSSAA’s Division II, one of the strongest in the state of Tennessee. USJ’s Middle and Upper Schools currently field 37 teams in 13 different sports. USJ has won State Championships in girls’ soccer, girls’ softball, boys’ baseball, and boys’ tennis. Each year, USJ teams are well represented in regional and state tournament play. Our sports complex and athletic facilities are among the finest in the state.
USJ focuses on overall wellness by offering a strength and conditioning coach and facilities for our athletes and students. Physical education classes start as early as two years old in the Lower School, which serves as an introduction to organized sports. USJ Lower School students have the opportunity to participate in a number of sports programs including basketball, football, tennis, soccer, and gymnastics.
The school’s commitment to athletics results in high sports participation at all grade levels. Lower School students join community recreation leagues. Students have physical education classes through eighth grade. Varsity coaches offer camps and after-school instruction for Lower School students.
Our facilities include a football stadium with a track, soccer fields, baseball and softball fields; baseball indoor complex, tennis courts, practice football fields, weight and conditioning complex, cross country course around campus, two gymnasiums in the Upper/Middle School, two gymnasiums in the Lower School, and an outdoor playground with basketball courts at the Lower School.
The Bruins Club is our parent support group for USJ athletics.
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In the fall of 2016, our families began the process of raising over $75,000 to make improvements to our soccer facilities. Phase I, which included new bleachers and a retaining wall that will bring fans closer to the playing field and enhance visibility, was completed last fall. Plans for Phase II feature...Read More
This past June, Ryan Rolison (’16) was selected by the Colorado Rockies with the 22nd pick in the rst round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft. The selection came as Ole Miss was playing Tennessee Tech in the Oxford Regional. “I really had no idea where I was going...Read More
Junior Taylor Howell was selected by the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association to play in the 2018 Junior Sunbelt Classic. Each year, The Sunbelt Classic brings the best of the best players from eight states and Canada to compete against one another in a week-long tournament in McAlester, Oklahoma.Read More
Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach, Tony Shutes, was named the Don Meyer Basketball Coaches Association of Tennessee’s Division II Coach of the Year for last season. Coach Shutes began working at USJ in 1987 and became the varsity boys and girls coach in 1991. During his time at USJ, Coach...Read More