University School of Jackson

Athletics

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.

Athletics Facilities

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.

Athletic Facilities

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For More Information

Michael Stroup
Athletic Director, Head US Football Coach

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Nick Stamper
Assistant Athletic Director, Upper School/Middle School Strength and Conditioning, US Assistant Football Coach

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Resources

NEWS

USJ Announces New Leadership for the Bruins Boys Basketball

06/02/2021

When the USJ Bruins hit the court this fall, they will be under new leadership. Athletic Director Michael Stroup has appointed Coach Jeffery Jones to lead the Boys Bruins Basketball program with the assistance of Ryan Yates.    Athletic Director Michael Stroup shared, “We’re very excited...

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Ayers Duo to Lead The Way to a New Lady Bruins Legacy

05/14/2021

The University School of Jackson’s Director of Athletics Michael Stroup announces Joel Ayers as the new head coach for the Lady Bruins basketball and softball programs. He will be joining the Bruin family along with his wife, Ashley, who will serve as the assistant basketball coach...

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USJ Announces New Baseball Stadium Name

04/23/2021

In the Spring of 2022, the Bruins will be playing baseball in Overton Stadium! At the conclusion of the current baseball season, renovations will begin on the current University School of Jackson baseball complex. USJ is able to start this project so soon due to the generosity of John and Whitney...

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Martha Sheffield To Assume New Administrative Roles at USJ

04/23/2021

The University School of Jackson announces that Martha Sheffield will join the USJ administrative team full-time on August 1 as the new Assistant to the Athletics Director and as our Alumni Relations Coordinator. Martha is currently the Head Volleyball Coach for the Lady Bruins, and she will continue coaching in addition...

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