Mark Campbell, Women’s Basketball Coach at Christian Union University, Breaks Record With 600th Win

Mark Campbell, head women’s basketball coach at Union University, earned his 600th career victory Thursday (Jan. 10) with the Lady Bulldogs’ win at Auburn University at Montgomery. Photo by Kristi Woody

Mark Campbell, head women’s basketball coach at Union University, earned his 600th career victory Thursday (Jan. 10) with the Lady Bulldogs’ win at Auburn University at Montgomery.

Campbell became the fastest college basketball coach in history, across all divisions, to 600 wins. He did so in just 691 games, breaking the women’s basketball record of 706 games by Nancy Fahey, currently of Illinois, but who earned more than 600 wins at NCAA Division III Washington-St. Louis to start her career. Campbell is also faster than the men’s record holder, Kentucky’s Adolph Rupp, who reached the mark in 704 games.

“I am very grateful to serve at an institution where the mission is gospel-centered,” Campbell said. “I have had the privilege to have coached great players, with great assistants, great athletic directors and great presidents. Union is a special place where I get to serve Christ, my wife, my kids and my team, in that order.

“I really am humbled and really do realize that winning is not the goal. Changing hearts is the main thing. God allowing me to participate in that process is very fulfilling.”

Other notable women’s basketball coaches on the list include UConn’s Geno Auriemma in third place, reaching 600 wins in 716 games. Tennessee’s Pat Summitt reached 600 wins in 734 games, good for seventh on the list.

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SOURCE: Baptist Press