Varsity Football 2017

Head Coach: Rusty Bradley

UTK Hosts Elite Linemen Camp

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University of Tennessee at Knoxville head coach Butch Jones and members of the Vols’ coaching staff hosted an elite linemen camp at Kirkland Field on Wednesday, June 8. This satellite offensive line/defensive line camp was the only one of its kind in West Tennessee. “This camp brought a lot of people from West Tennessee to our campus, which is a great thing for our school,” says USJ Head Football Coach Rusty Bradley.

USJ Announces Head Football Coach

Coach Rusty BradleyRusty Bradley, head coach of Christian Academy of Knoxville, will be leading the USJ Bruins when they take the football field this fall.

“We were impressed by the success he’s had in his division and in the private school system,” said USJ Athletic Director Jody Evans. “Rusty’s character, the way he runs his team, his offensive philosophy…all of these things make him a perfect fit for USJ.”

“We’re ready to get Rusty in here and get to work,” said USJ Head of School Stuart Hirstein. “I appreciate Jody’s commitment to selecting the right coach for our team.”

USJ received around 100 applications for the position before making their selection.

Bradley has been the head football coach at Christian Academy of Knoxville for the past nine years, having been at the school for 13 years. He led his team to win state titles in 2011 and 2012.

“I’m excited to be a part of the football tradition at USJ,” said Bradley. “I’ve known about the school for a long time, and when I came to Jackson, I felt right at home in the city and on the USJ campus.”

Evans says that Bradley has already proven himself as the type of coach USJ was looking for, both on and off the field. “When we interviewed Rusty, it just felt right.”

“I’m ready to get things going for this fall,” said Bradley. “I’m big on offense. I’m a no-huddle, throw-the-football coach, and I’m ready to get in there, meet my team, and get started.”

Trey Smith named Lineman of the year

Trey Smith

A huge congratulations to Trey Smith for being named the 2015 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Division II-A, Class A Lineman of the Year. Trey was nominated last year and has now won the award as a junior. He is the sixth player from USJ to win the Mr. Football Award.

Congratulations to the following football players for being nominated to post season teams:

1st Team All District 2015 (West District 2)

Offensive Lineman of the Year: Trey Smith

Kicker of the Year: Charles Campbell

Punter of the Year: Wells Smith


QB: Easton Underwood
RB: Mitchell Bodiford
OL: Trey Smith
WR: Holland Hawks


DL: Elijah Moore
DL: Peyton Taylor
LB: Campbell Carlock
DB: William Jones

2nd Team All District 2015 (West District 2):


OL: TJ Johnson
OL: Clay Coury
OL: Sean Reid


DL: Rhett Peel
LB: Deric Johnson
LB: Ryan Miller
DB: Brandon Hauswald

West Tennessee All Star Football Game:

Easton Underwood
Holland Hawks
William Jones

Varsity Schedule fall 2017

Fri, August 18 @ Chester County 7:00 pm
Fri, August 25 @ Crockett County 7:00 pm
Fri, September 1 Haywood 7:00 pm
Fri, September 8 Trinity Christian Academy 7:00 pm
Fri, September 15 ECS 7:00 pm
Fri, September 22 @ FACS 7:00 pm
Fri, September 29 SGIS 7:00 pm
Fri, October 6 @ Northpoiint Christian 7:00 pm
Fri, October 20 @ Lausanne 7:00 pm
Fri, October 27 Harding 7:00 pm

JV Schedule 2017

Mon, August 29 @ Liberty 6:00 pm
Mon, September 12 @ Southside 7:00 pm
Mon, September 19 @Jackson Christian 6:00 pm
Mon, September 26 Humboldt 6:00 pm
Sat, October 1 Trenton Peabody 6:00 pm
Mon, October 17 @ NorthSide 6:00 pm

Freshman Schedule 2017

There are no games scheduled at this time.

Trey Smith: A Finalist for Mr. Football

Sophomore Trey Smith, a lineman for the Bruins, was a finalist for the Mr. Football Awards in Division II, Single A.