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Bradley announces Brian Wardle hired as head coach

Brian Wardle

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Bradley has hired Brian Wardle as their new head coach, the school announced late on Friday night.

“It’s an honor to be the next head coach at Bradley,” Wardle said in a statement released by the school. “Being from Illinois and understanding the program’s success, tradition and support was a real draw for me. I am excited to bring my family to Peoria, getting to know the community and building a foundation and identity for Bradley basketball to last a long time.”

Wardle has been the head coach at Green Bay for the past five seasons, leading them to two straight NITs and a Horizon League regular season title in 2014. Prior to getting the head coaching gig, Wardle was an assistant with the program for five seasons as well as an assistant at Marquette for three years.

Wardle will replace Geno Ford, who struggled in his four seasons as the head coach of the Braves. Bradley was 9-24 last season and just 3-15 in Missouri Valley play.