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Tom Bradley

Tom Bradley

In his 33rd season on the staff, Bradley has played a significant role in the success of the defense and recruiting efforts throughout his tenure. This season, the Penn State defense ranks in the Top 10 nationally in four of the primary statistical categories, including scoring, total and pass defense.

From 2004-09 Penn State finished in the Top 15 nationally in total and scoring defense every season. Since 2004, Penn State has held 61 of its 99 opponents to 17 points or less, including 10 in 2009 and eight this season (through Ohio State game).

Bradley developed four All-Americans in the secondary - Kim Herring, David Macklin, James Boyd and Alan Zemaitis. In addition to the defensive backs, Bradley has coached five other positions, including outside linebackers, defensive ends and wide receivers as well as coordinating the special teams.

Bradley also served as recruiting coordinator and has brought and coached numerous prep standouts to Penn State throughout his tenure. Shane Conlan, O.J. McDuffie, Michael Timpson, Terry Killens, Eric Ravotti, Kim Herring, LaVar Arrington, David Macklin, Brandon Short, Bryan Scott, Paul Posluszny, Alan Zemaitis, Justin King, Sean Lee and Stefen Wisniewski are among the standouts he has recruited or coached in Happy Valley.

A native of Johnstown, Pa., Bradley has been instrumental in helping Penn State win two National Championships, three Big Ten titles and earn berths in 26 bowl games prior to this season.

Bradley was a member of the Penn State football team from 1975-78, earning letters his final two seasons (helping the Nittany Lions to a 22-2 record), highlighted by a berth in the 1978 National Championship game vs. Alabama. He helped the Nittany Lions earn spots in the 1975 and '79 Sugar Bowls, the 1976 Gator Bowl and the 1977 Fiesta Bowl.

Bradley earned his degree in business in 1979 and a Master's in sports administration from Penn State in 1986. He was a graduate assistant in 1979 and became a full-time staff member in 1980, initially serving as special teams coach. Bradley is a graduate of Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown and is an inductee in the Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in football, basketball and track and field as a prep student-athlete.

Bradley was honorary chair of the 2006 Pennsylvania Special Olympics State Summer Games, and event that annually draws more than 2,000 athletes from across the Commonwealth.


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