Bradley names former Green Bay coach Brian Wardle as next head coach


PEORIA, Ill. — Bradley has hired Brian Wardle as its new basketball coach.

Wardle led Green Bay to the 2014 Horizon League regular-season championship and three consecutive postseason appearances in five years.

Bradley Director of Athletics Chris Reynolds said Friday that Wardle has a track record of success and has a work ethic and personality that fit the Bradley Braves.

Reynolds said Wardle, who played for Marquette and later was an assistant coach from 2003-05, will be formally introduced Saturday.

In a statement, Wardle said he is honored by his appointment, saying Bradley’s tradition and support was a draw for him. He is a native of Willowbrook, Illinois.

Green Bay went 24-9 in the 2013-2014 season and received an at-large selection to the NIT.

This article was from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

Your sports. Your teams. The ISN Daily Digest.

Sign up to the ISN Daily Digest and sit back while we pick the previous day’s best headlines and speed them straight to your inbox every morning.
Email address
First Name*
We abide by all applicable emailing laws including 100% CAN-SPAM/CASL/US CAN-SPAM Act compliance. No spam!