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2014-15 Women's Basketball Coaches
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Tim Curry
Head Coach - 14th Season
Phone: 606.546.1682

Tim Curry is beginning his 14th season at the helm of Union College Bulldog women's basketball program. The Columbia, Ky. native became the program's seventh head coach in March of 2001, and he is the first male to ever hold the position.

Curry is also currently serving as the Director of Athletics, a post he has held since August 2011. He first served as the Interim Director of Athletics for two years, until being promoted to the permanent position in May of 2013.

During his tenure, Curry has taken the Bulldog program to new heights as he owns a 254-165 record while at Union in becoming the program's winningest coach and a 346-277 career coaching record.

In 2002-03 alone, Union set a program record for wins in a season with 25 and a school-record for most 3-pointers made in a season with 296. The Bulldogs won the Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament and advanced to the NAIA Division II National Championship Tournament for the first time in school history. Union made a return visit the the national tournament in 2006-07 as it upset the top three seeds in the AAC Tournament to win the title and earn an automatic berth.

The 2007-08 season saw the Bulldogs win both the regular-season and tournament championships as they advanced to the NAIA Division II National Championship Tournament for the second year in a row and third overall. Union tied the school mark for wins as it went 25-9.

In 2008-09, Curry guided the Bulldogs to a 20-11 overall record, marking the first time in program history Union posted back-to-back 20-win seasons and three winning seasons in a row.

Curry and the Bulldogs continued their winning ways in 2009-10 with a 22-10 record and an AAC regular-season championship, giving Union three consecutive 20-win seasons and four winning campaigns in a row.

Union won the 2012 AAC Tournament championship to advance to its fourth NAIA National Tournament appearance as the Bulldogs finished the 2011-12 season with a 25-8 overall record.

After just missing out on another AAC Tournament title in 2013, the Bulldogs came back with avengence in 2014, winning the title as the number two seed in the tournament. With the win, the Bulldogs earned their fifth trip to the NAIA National Tournament under Curry, finishing the season with a 24-9 overall mark. 

Of the eight 20-win season in Lady Bulldog history, Curry has been at the helm for seven of them.

Under Curry, the Bulldogs has has one player earn Second Team All-American twice (Lindsey Waters), another earn Third Team All-American honors three times (Brooke Smith), and two All-American Honorable Mention picks.

In addition, he has had five Appalachian Athletic Conference Players of the Year, one AAC Defensive Player of the Year, one AAC Freshman of the Year and nine First Team All-Conference selections.

Curry arrived at Union College after serving six seasons as the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Bluefield College in Bluefield, Va. During his tenure at Bluefield, the Lady Rams enjoyed the most success in the history of the women's basketball program. Curry departed Bluefield as the winningest coach in the programs history while leading the Lady Rams to their first-ever national rankings.

While at Bluefield, Curry also served as the Assistant Director of Athletics and Head Men's Golf Coach following a two-and-a-half year stint as Interim Director of Athletics at the Appalachian Athletic Conference school.

A 1989 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, Curry began his coaching career at his alma mater in several different positions including Assistant Women's Basketball Coach, Assistant Baseball Coach, and Head Women's Softball Coach. Curry also spent one season at St. Catharine Junior College in Springfield, Kentucky as the Head Women's Basketball Coach and Head Baseball Coach.

Curry is married to the former Susan Feltner of Manchester, Kentucky and they reside in Manchester with their son, Jacob Austin, and daughter, Madison Leigh.

 
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Erin Karlsgodt
Assistant Coach - 5th Season
Phone: 606.546.1668

Erin Karlsgodt is in her fifth season as a member of the Bulldog basketball staff, and first as Tim Curry's head assistant coach.

In her previous four seasons as an assistant coach, the Bulldogs captured a pair of Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament Championships (2012 and 2014), on their way to clinching two births in the NAIA Division II National Tournament. In all, the Bulldogs have posted a 87-40 record in the last four years. 

Indvidually, Karlsgodt has coached nine All-Appalachian Athletic Conference Team selections, including Lindsey Waters, who was the AAC's Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons (2011-12 and 2012-13). Also, six student-athletes have notched NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors in the last four seasons, with four more earning spots on the CoSIDA Academic All-American All-District team for their work in the classroom.

Karlsgodt, a native of Brainerd, Minnesota, joined the Union coaching staff off a playing career at Iowa Wesleyan College, where she participated in basketball and track & field. She earned a degree from the College in 2010.