Varsity Football 2017

Head Coach: Michael Stroup

1st Annual West Tennessee FCA Weightlifting Competition


USJ hosted a weight-lifting competition for local high school students in April. Teams from South Side High School, North Side High School, Liberty, Trinity, and USJ competed in bench presses, squats, and combine events. This event, which came together through a partnership with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and with the help of local sponsors, featured International Powerlifting Federation World Champion Big Ray Williams as the main speaker. Nick Stamper, USJ's strength and conditioning coach, was the event coordinator and was excited to bring local students together.

“I had a great time with all of the football players and coaches,” says Coach Stamper. “This event is a measurement of commitment, determination, team work, and confidence. I hope the relationships and memories will last forever for all participants.”

USJ Announces New Head Football Coach

Michael Stroup, former head coach of Scotts Hill High School, will be leading the USJ Bruins when they take the football field this fall.

Stroup, a Mississippi native, has been the head football coach at Scotts Hill for the past four years. He led the program there to its first-ever winning season and in 2016, a place in the Class 2A quarterfinals.

The 2016 All-West Tennessee Coach of the Year is ready to get to work. “I’m excited to begin establishing relationships with my players,” Stroup said. “We’re going to build on traditions and the standard of excellence already in place at USJ.”

Stroup and his wife, Holly, have two sons: Jackson and Knox.

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.

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 21 @ South Gibson 6:00 pm
Mon, August 28 @ Crockett County 6:00 pm
Mon, September 11 TCA 6:00 pm
Mon, September 18 @ Chester County 6:00 pm
Mon, September 25 Dyer County 6:00 pm
Mon, October 2 @ Trenton Peabody 6:00 pm
Mon, October 16 @ Liberty 6:00 pm
Mon, October 23 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.