HEAD COACH TODD BRADLEY
Todd Bradley enters his first year at Alabama State as the head softball coach, arriving in Montgomery from Fresno State.
He completed his first season on the Fresno State softball coaching staff serving as the team's hitting coach in 2019. He has 19 total years of coaching experience, including 15 years as a head coach.
Bradley helped guide the Bulldogs to their most wins since the 2016 season and a postseason berth in the National Invitational Softball Championship (NISC) in 2019. With 37 wins the 'Dogs recorded their 38th consecutive 30-win season while going 23-5 at home, the most home wins by a Fresno State team since the 2012 season.
Offensively, the Bulldogs led the MW and ranked 18th in NCAA Div. I with a .399 team on-base percentage for the season. The 'Dogs also ranked 23rd in the nation in batting average (.308), a significant improvement over a .289 team batting average during the 2018 season. In 2019 the 'Dogs were the third-highest scoring team in the MW, averaging 5.19 runs per game while scoring four or more runs in 40 games and getting shut out just six times all season.
Bradley guided outfielder McKenzie Wilson to MW Freshman of the Year honors as she hit .398 overall and .400 in MW play while leading the MW in hits and breaking the single-season program and MW records with 39 stolen bases. Wilson was also an All-MW first team selection while designated player Hayleigh Galvan, first baseman Rachel Minogue, and third baseman Schuylar Broussard earned All-MW second team honors.
Minogue ended the season as the toughest player to strike out in NCAA Div. I with just two strikeouts in 176 at-bats. She also hit .341 and earned NFCA All-Region second team honors as did Galvan, who hit .336 and led the team in home runs (10), RBIs (45), slugging percentage (.584), and on-base percentage (.457). Bradley's hitters combined for three MW Player of the Week honors during the season with Galvan earning the honor twice and Broussard getting it once.
Before coming to Fresno State in August of 2018, Bradley spent the four previous years as the head coach at NCAA Div. I Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C.
Bradley’s offensive approach led Campbell to five-year averages of a .289 batting average, .452 slugging percentage, and .368 on-base percentage all while scoring 290 runs per season. His teams had success driving the ball, averaging 55 home runs and 74 doubles per season. In 2018, Campbell led the Big South and ranked 12th in NCAA Div. I averaging 1.20 home runs per game and the Camels also led their conference and were 27th in Div. I with a .469 slugging percentage.
Bradley led Campbell to 145 wins in his four seasons as head coach. The Camels finished as the Big South runner up in both 2016 and 2017 and made an appearance in the National Invitational Softball Championship (NISC). His teams earned several high profile wins, including a victory over No. 12 South Carolina with the help of three solo home runs and wins over Virginia and Duke. He mentored a 2017 CoSida Academic All-American, the 2017 Big South Player of the Year, two NFCA All- Regional Selections, and multiple All-Big South selections each year.
Bradley was an assistant coach at Campbell starting in 2012 and was promoted to Associate Head Coach before assuming the head coaching role. Prior to joining the Camels, Bradley was the head coach at Incarnate Word for three seasons and was named conference Coach of the Year twice. He was the head coach at Pfeiffer University for three years, leading the program to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2008.
Bradley started the softball program at his alma mater, Western Baptist College (now Corban University) in 2003. He also has experience as an assistant coach at fellow MW school Utah State from 2005-06 (before Utah State joined the MW).
A native of Pendleton, Ore., Bradley began his coaching career at Blue Mountain Community College in his hometown. He started the Timberwolves' softball program and led the team from 1999-2003 before starting the team at Corban.
Bradley earned his bachelor’s degree in sports and fitness management from Corban University (formerly Western Baptist College) in Salem, Ore. in 1999. He played baseball for Corban for three years. He married the former Erica Baty in June of 2016 and the couple have two sons, Tyler and Kyle.