Josh Bradley is entering his fourth year as the Head Coach for the Bryan College Cross Country and Track and Field teams. He oversees both the men’s and women’s running programs in his return to Bryan College after spending two previous years as the Head Coach for a middle school in North Georgia.
Bradley is coming off an extremely successful 2016-17 season where one runner was named the male Bryan College Lion of Valor recipient, produced the Appalachian Athletic Conference Cross Country Runner of the Year, appeared at the NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championship and finished top-40, appeared at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championship and saw an 11th-place finish in the 5k, had a trio named NAIA Scholar-Athletes, and provided numerous AAC Runner of the Week honorees.
Bradley returns to Bryan where he ran from 2008 to 2011, graduating with a degree in History-Education. He spent one year at Bryan as an assistant coach under Rodney Stoker, the coach who restarted the Cross Country Program in the fall of 2006.
Bradley hopes to bring the same level of excellence to his leadership that he brought when he ran as a Lion. During his time at Bryan, Bradley was a four time NAIA All-American (2008 Indoor-800m, 2008 Outdoor-800m, 2009 Indoor-800m, 2011 Outdoor-800m); he was AAC All-Conference six times (3-Cross Country, 3-Outdoor Track); and he owns eight school records (200, 400, 600i, 800, 1000i, 4x400,4x800, DMR).
“I am ecstatic that Josh has accepted our offer to become the Head Coach of our Track and Field and Cross Country Programs here at Bryan,” Athletic Direct Taylor Hasty remarked. “Josh brings with him an impressive skill set and a strong work ethic which will allow him to be successful in all phases of leadership in directing a multi-faceted program. We will welcome him and his wife, Katherine back to Bryan.”
Coach Bradley and his wife, the former Katherine Nelson who is also a Bryan graduate, reside in Dayton, Tennessee.