Milan girls’ hoops
lands big name
William “Bill” Bradley has become the second high-profile coach to take over a basketball program at Milan High School.
Highly successful in the Colorado prep ranks, Bradley has been named the new head man of the Lady Bulldogs’ hoops team.
At Thunder Ridge, a Class 5A school of over 1,900 students in Highland Ranch, Col., Bradley posted a 422-192 record in 23 years with back-to-back state championships in 2005 and ’06.
His teams qualified for the state tournament 17 times, and he coached three Parade All-Americans, the McDonald’s National Player of the Year and the Gatorade National Player of the Year while at Thunder Ridge.
He is the son of Georgia prep coaching legend Ronald Bradley, who owns three state championships as a basketball coach and one as a football coach.
Dexter Williams, who won two state titles at Liberty, was hired as the Bulldog boys’ coach earlier this month.
SEC/Big 12 sets
Teams from the SEC and Big 12 will meet in basketball next season.
The leagues announced the Big 12/SEC Challenge recently with matchups including Kansas at Florida and Kentucky vs. Baylor in Arlington, Texas.
All 10 Big 12 teams will participate. The SEC’s Arkansas, Georgia, LSU and Tennessee aren’t included the first year.
The 2013 matchups include: Texas Tech at Alabama (Nov. 14), Vanderbilt at Texas and Auburn-Iowa State on Dec. 2.
Ole Miss visits Kansas State, West Virginia travels to Missouri and TCU plays at Mississippi State on Dec. 5.
The next day, Kentucky and Baylor meet while South Carolina is at Oklahoma State.
The Kansas-Florida game is Dec. 10 while Texas A&M and Okla-homa play in Houston on Dec. 21.
Published in The Messenger 5.21.13