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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Scott Sinclair

Scott Sinclair is entering his second year as head coach. He was named the head coach for the women's soccer program at Union in March 2018. Sinclair served the previous four seasons as the assistant coach for the Union men's soccer program.


Sinclair has been coaching in the men’s soccer program at Union since 2011: three years as a volunteer coach, and four years as the assistant coach. He has been involved locally at the youth, middle and high school levels as a coach since 2008. Sinclair served as the head girls’ and boys’ middle school coach at Trinity Christian Academy, the head girls' coach at JCS High School, and Sacred Heart of Jesus High School.


A native of Alloa, Scotland, Sinclair came to Union in 2004 as a student and spent four seasons as a starter for the Union University men’s soccer program. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from Union University in 2009. In 2017, he furthered his education by earning his Masters of Arts in Education degree from Union.


The Scotsman is regarded as one of the area’s up-and-coming coaches at the youth and collegiate levels. Forever advancing in his trade, Sinclair has received numerous certifications. He has earned a United States Soccer Federation National ‘C’ License, and a Scottish F.A. National Youth License. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Sinclair has coaching experience at the club, collegiate, TN Olympic Development Program (ODP) US levels, and has also coached at the grass roots and Development Youth Academy team level in Scotland.


Prior to coming to Union, Sinclair distinguished himself on the field for two Scottish premier teams, playing six years at Stirling Albion F.C. and then later at Alloa A.F.C. He also had stints at the semi-professional levels in both Scotland and in England.


Scott is married to his wife Karen, who teaches in Union's Athletic Training Program. They have two children, Ava and Zeal.

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Anna Hardin

Anna Hardin (pronounced AH nah) joined the Union University women's soccer staff in June 2019 as the assistant coach. Hardin came to Union having 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.


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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