Michael Bradley is in his eighth year as an assistant director of strength and conditioning at Florida State University. He is in his ninth season as a member of Leonard Hamilton’s Seminole men’s basketball staff and his twelfth overall with Hamilton. Bradley worked with Hamilton for three seasons at the University of Miami.
Bradley brings a wealth of experience to the Seminoles’ strength and conditioning program. He will coordinate the training efforts for the Seminoles’ men’s basketball team from the new basketball complex that opened during the summer of 2002. Bradley will be responsible for designing and coordinating the weight room in the Seminoles’ new facility.
He was most recently at Stanford University where he worked directly with the men’s basketball, men’s swimming and field hockey teams. In addition, he assisted with the strength and conditioning efforts for the nationally ranked football, women’s basketball, women’s swimming and softball teams. During his four-year tenure at Stanford, the Cardinal won the Sears Directors’ Cup as the nation’s top overall program in Division I athletics four times.
The men’s basketball team at Stanford played in the NCAA Tournament four times during his tenure. In 2002, the Cardinal was 31-3 and led the nation in victories. The Cardinal earned the No. 1 seed in the West Regional in 2001, the No. 1 seed in the South in 2000 and the No. 2 seed in the West in 1999. In addition, the Cardinal men’s swimming team earned three second place NCAA championship finishes and the field hockey team played in the NCAA Tournament in 2000. In addition, Stanford’s softball team advanced to the 2001 Women’s College World Series and played in the NCAA regionals in 2002.
Bradley also worked at the University of Miami from 1995-98 where he worked with eight teams, which included one NCAA tournament, and one NIT men’s basketball team coached by Hamilton.
Miami’s 1997 team won 16 games and played in the NIT for the second time in three years. The Hurricanes’ 1998 team advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1960. Miami averaged more than 16 wins per season and defeated six ranked teams during his tenure.
Bradley has also worked at the U.S. Military Academy (1994-95), South Carolina (1993-94), Southern Methodist (1990-93) and was an assistant football coach at UC Santa Barbara (1989-90). Bradley earned a B.S. in chemistry from San Diego State in 1989 and a M.A. in chemistry from UC Santa Barbara in 1990.