The goal of the Union High School football program is to be the best in the state of Mississippi. We aim to develop athletes who will become leaders in the classrooms and in the hallways. This will lead them to be better employees and for some great bosses. We take great pride in knowing that our program will build a strong foundation for developing young men into better sons, brothers, husbands, and fathers. We expect our players to be held to higher standards both on the field of competition and in the classroom. We want our athletes to become great citizens in the future.
We will base our program off learning and understanding the PROCESS.
P- Physicality: Win football games because we are more physical than our opponent.
R- Relentless Pursuit: We will play with maximum effort between the whistles.
O- Overcome Obstacles: Learn how to handle adversity. People who rise in the face of adversity will always be successful.
C- Commitment: Be committed to your teammates.
E- Effort: You are in control of your effort. Bring it to the classroom, the field, and the community.
S- Superior: Be great at your responsibilities. People who join the crowd often gets lost in it.
S- Student: Football is a great teachers of life, but you will only get a short time to play. Your EDUCATION will last forever. Be a great student.
Head Coach: Jordan Wren
Offensive line and run game coordinator: Clay Pope
Wide receivers and linebackers coach: Jay Cassel
Defensive line coach: Conner Buchanan
Defensive coordinator: Joey Ward
August 17th Practice begins
August 19th Shoulder Pads
August 24th Full Pads
August 28th Scrimmage VS Nanih Waiya
September 4th 1st Game
Jordan Wren, head coach
Coach Wren is from Corinth, MS, where he was a member of the football, basketball, and baseball teams. He went on to sign scholarships in both football and baseball at Northeast MS Junior College for two years and graduated in 2007. He then attended Mississippi State University, where he received a Bachelors of Science in 2010. He started his coaching career at Olive Branch High School, where he served in multiple capacities. He served as the head junior coach/athletic director, along with being the offensive coordinator at the high school. He was part of the 6A State Championship staff in 2011. He comes to us from West Lauderdale, where he spent the last three seasons helping the Knights win a District Championship, along with playoff berths all three years. He has been married for 10 years to Hannah Wren. They have two daughters, Livi Jane Wren and Ivy Rae Wren.
Jay Cassel, wide receivers & linebackers
Jay Cassel is a 2008 graduate of Union High School. He earned an Associate of Science at East Central Community College, and he then went on to the University of Mississippi to earn his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. Coach Cassel has been coaching at Union for seven years now in multiple sports, including junior high football, high school football, and power lifting. He has helped coach UHS power lifting teams to three state championships. Jay is married to Amanda Cassel, and they share one son, Gentry.
Conner Buchanan, defensive line coach
Coach Buchanan is from Philadelphia, Mississippi. After graduating high school, he attended Mississippi State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. While attending Mississippi State University, Conner served as a student manager for the MSU football teams for three seasons.