Entering his ninth full season as the Union College head football coach, Tommy Reid is beginning his 15th season overall with the program.
Reid is the seventh head coach for the Bulldogs since Union reinstated football as a sponsored sport in 1984, and he is the 10th different person to lead the team during the 47-year history of the program.
As the Bulldogs' head coach, Reid has compiled an 35-56 overall record. Under his tutelage, Reid has had one AFCA NAIA All-American Team and two NAIA All-American honorable mentions. In addition, 15 players have been honored by College Fanz Sports Network with
four landing on the Second Team, one making the Third Team, two on the
Fourth Team and eight others as honorable mentions. Reid has had two players named a NAIA First Team All-American by Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette. Additionally, three more were selected for the Third Team with 16 more earning NAIA All-American Honorable Mentions in Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette.
Additionally, 32 players have been named to the Mid-South Conference First Team under Reid's watch with team receiving MSC Offensive Player of the Year honors and one collecting the MSC Defensive Freshman of the Year nod.
The 2008 season was Reid's best to date as Union posted a 9-3 overall record and advanced to the NAIA Football Championship Series for the first time in program history. The Bulldogs were ranked in the NAIA Top 25 most of the season and finished the year at No. 10.
In addition to the head coaching duties, Reid is the team's offensive coordinator and the offensive line coach. He also serves the Union Department of Athletics as an assistant athletic director.
Prior to becoming the head coach, Reid served as the team's defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator for two-plus seasons. He has been at Union since the 1996 season when he joined the staff as a graduate assistant. Before his arrival in Barbourville, Reid coached one year at Glenville State (W.Va.) College, his alma mater.
At Glenville State, Reid was a three-year starter, being named an All-Conference Honorable Mention following his sophomore and junior seasons. He had a solid senior campaign, earning All-Conference First Team honors. Reid helped Glenville State to the NAIA Division I championship game in 1993 and was a member of Glenville State's playoff team in 1994.
In 2004, Reid was inducted into the Vinton County (Ohio) High School Athletic Hall of fame.
Andre Linn is entering his 10th season as an assistant of the Bulldog football team.
This marks the eighth year in a row that Linn has served as the team's defensive coordinator. In 2006, the Bulldog defense had four First Team All-Conference selections as it held opponents to just 232 points - the 10th lowest point total allowed in program history. In addition, there have been 15 First Team Defensive All-Conference since Linn has been the defensive coordinator.
During his first two seasons, he served as the defensive line coach before coaching the linebackers and being named the defensive coordinator in 2003. In 2004, Linn was again the defensive coordinator along with coaching the defensive backs.
In addition to being the defensive coordinator, Linn will serve as the defensive coach. This is the second time he has directed the secondary but first since 2007. Linn coached the linebackers in 2005-06 and in 2008-09.
Prior to coming to Union in 2001, Linn spent two seasons as the defensive line coach at Randolph Macon (Va.) College. He spent one season at Juniata (Penn.) College as the offensive line coach.
Linn received his B.S. in Accounting from Juniata in 1998 and was a four-year letterman for the Eagles, earning First Team All-Conference honors in 1997. He received his M.A. in Education in 2002 from Union.
Linn is married to the former Amy Jo Killion, and the couple has two children - a daughter, Lillian, and a son, Logan.
Marco Knorr is entering his sixth season -- fifth consecutive, with the Bulldogs. His time with the Bulldogs was split up by a two-year stint working in NFL Europe. Knorr will be the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach for the 2010 squad along as well as the special teams coach.
Under his watch, Knorr has had five players earn All-Mid-South Conference First Team honors with one being named the MSC East Offensive Player of the Year.
Prior to returning to Union, Knorr spent 2005 as the running back coach of the Colonge Centurions of NFL Europe. In spring of 2006, he served as both the running back coach and the special teams coordinator of the Centurions.
In 2004, he served as the Bulldogs' passing game coordinator.
Before coming to Union the first time, Knorr was the running back coach at Illinois Wesleyan University for two seasons. He also spent time in Germany playing and coaching on the Kiel Hurricanes, a semi-pro team.
Knorr played two seasons for Urbana (Ohio) University and finished his career at West Virginia University Tech. At Urbana, he was a Second Team All-Conference selection and named to Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette's NAIA All-American Team as an honorable mention in 1999. Knorr received 2002 BB&T WVIAC Senior-Scholar Award while at WVU Tech.
He received his B.S. from WVU Tech in 2002 and his M.S. from Illinois State University in 2004.
Knorr is married to the former Kellie Smith. The couple has one daughter, Isabella.
Shaun Person is in his sixth season as a member of the Bulldog coaching staff and will be directing the running backs.
During his tenure as the running backs coach, Person has had one back amass over 2,500 yards in a career and over 1,300 in a season. Also, the Bulldogs have had one First Team All-Conference selection from the running back position in each of his first four seasons on the staff.
A 2004 graduate of Union, Person was a four-year member of the Bulldog football squad as a wide receiver and was a team captain in 2003.
Person is a native of Brantley, Ala.
John Gray is beginning his seventh season at Union, serving as the defensive line coach. In 2004, he headed up the linebacking corps.
The Bulldogs produced their first First Team All-Conference selection on the defensive line under Gray in 2008. Union had not had a defensive lineman receive that honor since 1997. In addition, there have been 15 First Team Defensive All-Conference since Gray has been working with the Bulldog defense.
The Union defense limited opponents to 232 points in 2006 - the 10th lowest point total allowed in program history.
The Danville, Ky. native received his Bachelor's from the University of Tennessee at Martin in August of 2004. He played four seasons (1999-03) for the Skyhawks and was a team captain in 2003.
Brock Evans begins his first season as a member of the Bulldog coaching staff. He will be assisting with various aspects on the offensive side of the ball.
A four-year starter for the Bulldogs, Evans played on the offensive line and earned an All-Mid-South Conference East Honorable Mention in 2008. He helped anchored the offensive line that saw the team post a program record nine wins and 369 points in 2008. The offense tallied 4,354 total yards and averaged 362.8 per game as Union advanced to the NAIA Football Championship Series for the first time in program history.
During his senior season, Evans helped anchor the Bulldog offensive line which led the way for Union to averaging 377.8 yards and 30.1 points per game. Union threw 26 touchdown passes and scored nine other times on the ground.
Evans is originally from Maryville, Tenn.
Patrick Kallendorf is entering his second season as a member of the Bulldog coaching staff. After being in charge of the safeties in 2009, he will coach the linebackers during the 2010 campaign.
Kallendorf was a four-year member of the Bulldogs, playing on both the offensive and defensive lines. During the 2004 and 2005 seasons, he recorded a total of 12 tackles as he manned both sides of the ball. Playing full-time on offensive, Kallendorf collected All-Mid-South Conference East Second Team honors as a junior in 2006.
As a senior in 2007, Kallendorf helped out some as a blocking back and had one carry for a seven-yard gain.
Kallendorf is a native of Dayton, Kentucky.