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

Construction Begins on the New Lady Bruins Facility

11/25/2019

On November 25, USJ was joined by current and former Lady Bruins as we broke ground on the new Lady Bruins Facility. The $1 million facility includes approximately 6,000 square feet and is comprised of two varsity Lady Bruins locker rooms, three middle school locker rooms, a dedicated middle school restroom, and a...

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USJ Announces Construction Approval For New Lady Bruins Athletic Facility

10/04/2019

On September 25, USJ's Board of Trustees approved a proposal from MG Construction to enter into a contract for the construction of the new Lady Bruins Athletic Locker Room Facility. The $1 million facility includes approximately 6,000 square feet and is comprised of two varsity Lady Bruins locker rooms, three middle school...

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Deirdre Sallee Hatcher Named Middle School Girls Basketball Coach

09/03/2019

The University School of Jackson announces alumna Deirdre Sallee Hatcher as the new Middle School Girls Basketball Coach. Deirdre is a 1996 graduate of University School of Jackson and former Lady Bruin, who was selected as an All-State athlete while at USJ. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology...

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Steve Stroud Named Head Softball Coach

09/03/2019

The University School of Jackson announces Steve Stroud as the new Head Softball Coach. Steve comes to USJ with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from Freed-Hardeman University. He has taught math, Algebra, and P.E., at the elementary, middle, and high school levels for 34 years....

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