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 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 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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Morgan Elzinga

Morgan Elzinga joined Union University in May of 2018 as the women's soccer assistant coach.


Elzinga came to Union after having spent two seasons as the graduate assistant women's soccer coach at her Alma Mater Trinity International University in Chicago. She helped turn the team from a 6-12-1 record to a 14-7-1 record and a trip to the national tournament. She earned a Master of Arts in Leadership degree in 2018.


She was also the head coach for the Christian Liberty Academy girls varsity soccer program in 2018.


Elzinga was a four year soccer player at Trinity International where she graduated in 2015 with a degree in sports and wellness management. She was recognized for academics, graduating summa cum laude and was on the Dean's List for her entire college career. In her time as a college soccer player, she was twice named to the NAIA All-America honorable mentioned list and was a two-time NCCAA All-American. She was also named an NSCAA Scholar All-American.


After college, she moved overseas to Zambia for six months, working with Push The Rock, a sports ministry organization located in rural Zambia. She helped develop a girls soccer program, equipping local coaches to teach/coach the game of soccer effectively, and hosting short term missions trips.


Elzinga is the daughter of Vance and Julie Elzinga. She is from Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin where she graduated from Lincoln High School.

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