HEAD COACH TODD BRADLEY
Todd Bradley enters his fourth season as head coach of the Fighting Camels softball program in 2017-18.
In Bradley's third season (2017), Campbell finished second in the Big South with a 13-8 conference record. The Camels finished 2017 with a 29-29 mark and a postseason appearance in the inaugural National Invitational Softball Championship (NISC).
Amber Schisler collected the program's first CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team honor since 2001. She was also named to the NFCA Third Team All-District and the Big South First Team. She was named the 2017 Big South Player of the Year. Along with Schisler, DuBoise earned first team honors, Katie Baker and Bailey Bjorson were named to the honorable mention all-conference team. Baker also earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors in 2017.
During his second season (2016), the Camels finished as runner-up in the Big South Tournament, as the number five seed. Campbell finished the season with a 28-31 overall record.
Four Camels earned Big South honors, including Amber Schisler and Rachel McCollum earning first-team accolades. Schisler also earned all-state second team honors. Tori Griffin received the Christenberry Award from the Big South Conference. During the 2015-16 academic season, the Camels placed 10 on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
During the tournament, Campbell knocked off top seed Longwood, 5-2, before it dropped the championship game to the Lancers. Campbell also defeated Radford twice in the tournament, including an elimination game against Radford to advance to the final.
In his first season at the helm, the Campbell softball program finished the 2015 season 28-27 including a seven-game winning streak to close out the regular season. Four players from the squad were named to NCCSIA all-state teams including three on the first-team.
Todd Bradley was named head softball coach at Campbell University, in a June 9, 2014 announcement by Athletics Director Bob Roller.
After helping guide the Camels to a 70-46 record over the past two seasons as an assistant, including the 2014 campaign when he served as associate head coach, Bradley was elevated to the top position. He replaces Drew Peterson, who was head coach for 14 seasons from 2001-14.
“Todd is a great fit to lead our softball program,” said Roller. “He has an excellent knowledge of the game and an outstanding rapport with our team and incoming recruits. It’s not often that you have someone on staff with more than eight years of experience as a head coach on the collegiate level, and we look forward to watching him develop this talented team.”
In addition to helping lead the Camels to consecutive berths in the Big South Championship semifinal round in 2013 and 2014, Campbell fashioned a 31-16 league regular season mark over the past two years. The 2013 unit set a school record for conference regular season victories (18-6) en route to a runner-up finish. Five Camels earned all-conference recognition and Courtney Klingler was named Big South freshman of the year.
While overseeing the team’s hitters and assisting in recruiting and the daily operation of the program, Bradley helped the 2013 team compile a .300 batting average, second-highest in school history. Despite battling through injuries to key players, the 2014 squad set a new school record for team fielding percentage (.966).
“I’m thankful, humbled and very excited to have this opportunity to be the head softball coach at Campbell,” said Bradley. “Being a head coach at the Division I level has been a goal of mine since the first day of my career 15 years ago. I would like to thank Bob Roller, (Senior Women’s Administrator) Malinda Ashcraft, (University President) Dr. Jerry Wallace, Dr. Dennis Bazemore and the entire CU administration for believing in me to lead this group of student athletes. Also I’d like to thank Coach Peterson for the confidence he showed when he welcomed me into the Campbell family.”
Bradley joined the Camels after serving as head coach for six years at the Division II level. He came to Campbell after a three-year stay at the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas from 2010-12. The two-time Lone Star Conference Coach of the Year ended his time with the Cardinals with an overall record of 87-73, ranking third highest in program history.
The 2012 team at Incarnate Word went 29-25, a co-champion of the Lone Star Conference, with an overall batting average of .298 and 40 home runs. The Cardinals captured the 2012 Lone Star tournament title and made an appearance at the NCAA DII Regional in Edmond, Okla.
In 2011, his team finished 31-23 with a team batting average of .304 and 117 extra base knocks. In his first year with the program in 2010 the Cardinals went 27-24.
Bradley worked as the head coach at Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C. from 2007-09. His Falcons amassed a record of 83-67 (.553). The 2008 squad won 30 games, which was a first in program history, and Pfeiffer made its first-ever trip to the NCAA Division II tournament. The team advanced from sixth to fourth to third in the Conference Carolinas standings during his tenure.
A native of Pendleton, Oregon, Bradley began his head coaching career and started the program at Blue Mountain Community College (Pendleton, Ore.). In his four years with the squad (2000-04), his teams posted an 81-78 mark.
After his time at Blue Mountain, Bradley started the softball program at his alma mater Western Baptist College (now Corban University) in Salem, Ore. in 2004, when the Warriors went 20-25 in their inaugural season.
Bradley then took an assistant position at Utah State where his primary responsibilities focused on hitting and outfield play. He also was a major contributor in recruiting, travel and summer camps while working as a member of the coaching staff for the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in sports and fitness management from Western Baptist College in 1999.