Mike Bradbury

Mike Bradbury

Assistant Coach

Fifth Season

Alma Mater:
Chattanooga '93

Mike Bradbury is in his fifth season at Xavier and his 15th season as a coach at the collegiate level. Bradbury's coaching career has taken him to five different schools.

Each of the past nine seasons of his coaching career have ended with a trip to the postseason. In addition, Bradbury has helped coach teams to a 20-win season seven times in the last nine years.

"Mike brings a tremendous amount of experience to our staff," head coach Kevin McGuff said. "He's a tenacious recruiter. He also has a very good understanding of what it takes to build a successful program."

Bradbury didn't come far to get to Xavier -- all he had to do was drive across town. He joined Coach McGuff's staff after six years at the University of Cincinnati.

In Bradbury's six years with UC, the Bearcats went 127-57 (.690 winning percentage). Cincinnati made the postseason in the last five of those years, going to the NCAA Tournament twice and the WNIT three times.

Bradbury was the primary recruiter for UC, and brought three consecutive "Top 25" recruiting classes to Cincinnati.

Prior to coaching the Bearcats, Bradbury spent one season at East Tennessee State and Virginia Commonwealth before coming north to Cincinnati.

The move north was quite a move for Bradbury. He grew up in Chattanooga, and that is where Bradbury got his start in coaching. He attended college at Chattanooga, and after spending two years as a student-assistant, he got his first fulltime coaching job with the Mocs.

Bradbury spent the 1993-94 season there after earning a degree in recreation.

The 36-year-old Bradbury and his wife Christy live in Cincinnati with their son Alex (1).