Ron Bradley Elected for Enshrinement in Big South Conference Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Current DePaul associate head coach and former Radford head coach Ron Bradley was elected for enshrinement in the Big South Conference Hall of Fame the league announced today. Bradley is joined by former Coastal Carolina cross country standout Catherine Conder, former Charleston Southern men's golfer Jim Gardas, former Coastal Carolina men's soccer player Guy Norcott, former Winthrop men's golfer Kevin Pendley and former UNC Asheville men's basketball player Josh Pittman.

The six individuals will be officially inducted on Thursday evening, June 3, 2010, during a special ceremony as part of the Conference's annual spring meetings in High Point, N.C.  The Hall of Fame was created in 2003 as part of the League's 20th Anniversary celebration, and now totals 41 former Big South Conference student-athletes, coaches, administrators and contributors.  Below is a look at the 2010 class:

Dr. Ron Bradley, Radford, Men's Basketball Coach, 1991-02
During his 11-year tenure as Radford's head coach, Bradley compiled a 109-47 regular-season Big South record (.699 winning percentage) and was 193-124 overall (.609) -- becoming the Conference's all-time leader in both categories upon his departure in 2002. He held the overall win record until 2007 and the Big South victory standard until January 2010. Bradley led Radford to a 20-9 record and the school's first Big South regular-season championship in his first season of 1991-92, earning Big South Coach of the Year honors. He also led the Highlanders to the 1998 Big South Tournament Championship and the school's first-ever NCAA berth. In all, Bradley had four 20-win seasons at Radford -- second-most by a coach in Big South history, and directed the Highlanders to the Big South Semifinals in 10 of his 11 seasons. In addition, Bradley's squads won three regular-season Big South titles and reached the Big South Championship game in 1998, 1999 and 2001. During his time at Radford, Bradley coached the Highlanders to a memorable 73-72 win at LSU on Dec. 30, 1993, as well as notable wins over George Mason and Virginia Tech during his tenure. He also coached Doug Day, who became the NCAA's all-time leader in three-point field goals in 1993, and Corey Reed, a two-time Academic All-American. Bradley's Radford teams led the Big South in scoring offense a League-record seven times, including four-straight seasons from 1995-99, and were tops in field goal percentage four times, free throw percentage three times and three-point percentage four times. Bradley spent 16 years as a head coach, including five at Eastern Nazarene from 1976-81, and posted a winning record 15 times and won at least 18 games 10 times, including six 20-win seasons. Bradley was selected by the New York Nets in the 1972 ABA Draft as a junior eligible player and played semiprofessional basketball for three seasons before beginning his coaching career at Eastern Nazarene in 1976-77. After earning his bachelor's degree in psychology in 1974, Bradley completed his master's degree in Physical Education from Bridgewater (Mass.) State in 1980, and earned his doctorate in sports psychology from the University of Maryland in 1993. He was recently the Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach at Clemson University before taking the same position at DePaul University on April 21.




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