(Updated October 2019)
Michael Bradley is a 29-year veteran of college strength coaching. He has been the Basketball Strength Coach at FSU since 2002. Previously, Bradley was a Strength Coach at Stanford University (1998-2002), the University of Miami (1995-1998), the United States Military Academy (1994-1995), the University of South Carolina (1993-1994) and Southern Methodist University (1991-1993). He also coached football at the University of California, Santa Barbara (1989-1990.)
Bradley helped the Seminoles win the ACC Championship in 2012, play in a school record four consecutive NCAA Tournaments (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) and earn a No. 3 seed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. He has been a member of the Seminoles’ most recent three NCAA Tournament teams including Florida State’s run to the Elite Eight in 2018 and to the Sweet 16 in 2019.
Bradley designed and equipped the state-of-the-art weight room in the Seminoles’ Basketball Training Facility that opened in 2002. The weight room is considered to be one of the best and most complete in all of Division I sports.
Bradley also worked at the University of Miami under Hamilton from 1995-98 where he worked with eight teams, which included one NCAA Tournament and one NIT appearance by the men’s basketball team.
Bradley came to Florida State from Stanford where the athletes he worked with and achieved tremendous success in the weight room and on the field. At Stanford, Bradley 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. Stanford played in the NCAA Tournament each of the four years Bradley worked with the men’s basketball team. In 2002, the Cardinal was 31-3 and led the nation in victories.
Bradley has worked with 13 postseason tournament teams, 14 NBA Draft selections (Tim Pickett, Von Wafer, Alexander Johnson, Al Thornton, Toney Douglas, Solomon Alabi, Ryan Reid, Chris Singleton, Bernard James, Mailk Beasley, Jonathan Isaac and Dwayne Bacon, Mfiondu Kabengele and Terance Mann) during his first 17 years at Florida State.
Bradley earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry from San Diego State University in 1989, and an M.A. degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1990.
Bradley is married to Dr. Terra Williams Bradley, a faculty member in the College of Medicine’s Division of Research and Graduate Programs at Florida State. They have one son, Garr Atticus Bradley, who is five years old.