Rob Bradley begins his first season as the Crimson Tide's assistant golf coach after a successful three-year tenure as an assistant at the University of North Florida from 2009-12.
Bradley brings a wealth of experience as both a coach and a former collegiate golfer. His duties for the Crimson Tide include assisting head coach Jay Seawell in day-to-day operations of the program. He will serve as the recruiting coordinator while assisting in player development. Bradley is also the Director of the Alabama Golf Academy while overseeing alumni relations and the Crimson Tide Open.
The arrival of Bradley concides with one of the most successful periods in Alabama golf history. The Tide has qualified for the NCAA Tournament in nine of the past 10 years.
Bradley's time at North Florida saw the Ospreys qualify for the NCAA Tournament three times and advance to the NCAA Championships twice, finishing 14th in 2011 and tied for 12th in 2012.
During his time at UNF, Bradley helped tutor two players who combined for three All-America honors. The Osprey's Sean Dale was a two-time All-American, earning second-team honors in 2010 and third-team accolades in 2012. Kevin Aylwin also garnered honorable mention recognition in 2012.
Bradley was a four-year starter at North Carolina before embarking on a professional career. During his time in Chapel Hill, he helped lead the Tar Heels to nine tournament victories, two ACC Championships, four NCAA Tournament appearances and a third-place finish at the 1993 NCAA Championships.
Bradley captured two medalist honors at UNC, including the 1995 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate and the 1995 Cavalier Classic. He finished seventh individually at the 1993 NCAA Championships and was a two-time honorable mention All-American (1993 and 1996).
Afther his college career, Bradley spent seven years as a full member of the Nationwide Tour (1997, 2000-04 and 2008) and was a two-time participant in the U.S. Open (1997 and 2003). He was a six-time finalist at the PGA's Q-School and won the 1999 Kentucky Open Championship. Bradley also claimed the 1995 New Jersey State Amateur Championship.
He and his wife, Chastity, have a son, Cole, and one daughter, Wesley. He is a 2012 graduate of Excelsior College.