Braden River hires Leesburg defensive coordinator as head coach, May 14, 2012

By ALAN DELL — adell@bradenton.com


Posted: 2:34pm on May 11, 2012; Modified: 3:27pm on May 11, 2012






EAST MANATEE -- Curt Bradley has been hired as the new head football coach at Braden River High
School.






The defensive coordinator at Leesburg High the past two years and former assistant coach at Syracuse
University, Bradley was an easy choice, according to Braden River Athletic Director Bob Bowling.






"We wanted somebody who was disciplined, and we liked the way he carries himself," Bowling said. "I
think we talked to enough people. We had more than 40 applicants and brought in eight for interviews.
He stood out."






Bradley, who turns 27 in June, is the son of former major-leaguer Phil Bradley, who played with Seattle,
Baltimore and Philadelphia.






Curt Bradley played football at Northern Iowa and was a 33rd-round draft choice of the Los Angeles
Dodgers in 2006 as an outfielder. He gave up baseball to concentrate on football. This will be his first
head coaching job.






"I am excited about the position and looking forward to meeting the kids," Bradley said. "I was contacted
last Friday, interviewed Tuesday, and they called me back into town today and offered me the job this
morning. I am not married, but I will be married to this football program."


Read more in Saturday's editions of the Bradenton Herald.


http://www.bradenton.com/2012/05/11/4035404/prep-football-braden-river-hires.html






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May 12, 2012





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