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Union University

Union University Athletic Department
1050 Union University Drive Jackson, TN 38305
Division 2 Tennessee Southeast
Private Small Competitive team

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Anna Hardin

Anna Hardin (pronounced AH nah) is entering her third season at Union. She was named the interim head coach in August 2021 following two years as the assistant coach. Hardin came to Union in June 2019, having previously served two seasons as the assistant women's soccer coach and three seasons as the assistant men's and women's tennis coach at Oxford College of Emory University.


In September of 2020, Hardin earned a United States Soccer Federation National ā€˜Dā€™ License. She also earned a United Soccer Coaches - Professional Certification in Finishing and Goalkeeping, as well as, a certification for assistant coach.


During her time at Oxford College of Emory University, the worked in many areas of coaching in both soccer and tennis. She planned and ran practices, helped develop skills of players, helped with game preparation, statistical analysis, recruiting, and team management.


Hardin's career also includes being an instructor within the Center of Healthful Living at Oxford College of Emory University. She holds a goalkeeping diploma from the United Soccer Coaches Association of America and is also certified in CPR and AED with the American Heart Association.


As a tennis coach, Hardin coach the men's team to four consecutive national tournaments, while helping lead the women's team to three national tournaments.


Hardin is a 2015 graduate of Valdosta State University where she earned a BFA degree in art education. She was a goalkeeper for the Blazers' inaugural season in 2011 and second season in 2012.


She is a 2011 graduate of South Forsyth High School. She started three years as varsity keeper, was named all-county twice, Best Defender twice, and earned the Iron Eagle Award. She led her team as captain to the quarterfinals of the state championships.


She also played club soccer for AFC Lightning Elite 93 in Fayetteville, Ga. for three years. She led her team to multiple Atlanta Cup Championships, Nike Norcross Cup Championships, and a Georgia State Cup finalist.


Hardin is from Alpharatta, Georgia and is the daughter of Robert and Pernilla Hardin.

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Brooke Elliott

Brooke Elliott joined the Union University women's soccer staff as a volunteer assistant in August of 2021. She was a four year player for the Union women's soccer team, and now works full time at the university.


Elliott was hired in the Spring of 2020 as an enrollment counselor at Union University. She also keeps busy with her wedding photography business, B. Elliott Photography. She is a 2020 graduate of Union with a bachelors of sport management degree with a ministry emphasis.


Elliott started all 62 games that Union played during her four-year career. She was a backline defender throughout her career, but still managed 44 shots, four assists, and a goal. Elliott played a key role in Union's Gulf South Conference Tournament appearance in 2016, the program's first ever GSC postseason appearance. She was named to the GSC Honor Roll all four years of her career.


Elliott and her husband, Isaac, were married May, 21, 2021.

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