KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Williams College men's basketball assistant coach Justin Bradley has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2017-18 Under Armour 30-under-30 list of honorees. The NABC and Under Armour are recognizing a group of up and coming young coaches in men's college basketball.
Justin Bradley joined Eph head coach Kevin App's staff in the summer of 2016. He came to Williams after spending the previous season as an assistant coach at Dartmouth College.
"I'm thrilled that Justin has been recognized for his work," stated App. "In two seasons working with him, Justin has shown a tremendous ability to establish meaningful relationships within our program and community, while demonstrating his passion for coaching. He's helped me be a better coach and our program continue it's winning tradition."
"As the recognition notes, Justin has a bright future in this profession and we're fortunate for his current impact here at Williams," App added.
As an assistant at Dartmouth, Bradley was responsible for the production of scouting reports, recruiting nationally, player development, scheduling games and volunteer opportunities for the program.
Prior to Dartmouth, Bradley worked two years at North Carolina Central University (NCCU), first as the Director of Operations before taking on the role of Graduate Manager the following year, giving him a role in the on-court development of the student-athletes. While on staff at NCCU, the team participated in the 2014 NCAA Tournament and 2015 NIT amassing a 53-14 record.
A 2013 graduate of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Bradley earned a degree in political science with a concentration in economics. He also played for the Quakers before transitioning to student assistant coach as a junior, helping Guilford post a record of 82-31 in his four seasons with the team.
During Bradley's freshman season, the Quakers won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today's student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education.