Former Celtic Bradley named Tech AD

Former Boston Celtics guard Charles Bradley is the new athletic director at Montana Tech.

The school announced the selection with a press release today.

Bradley will take over duties on Wednesday, according to a release from the school. He will replace Joe McClafferty, who is now the vice chancellor for development and university relations.

“Throughout Charles’ life, he has been a pioneer and I look forward to the bright future he will bring to Montana Tech,” McClafferty said in making the announcement.

The Celtics drafted Bradley out of the University of Wyoming in the first round (23rd overall) of the 1981 NBA draft. He played 110 games for the Celtics and Seattle Supersonics, scoring 347 career points.

At Wyoming, Bradley earned All-American honors and Academic All-American honors. He also made the dean’s list.

After his NBA career and a brief stint with the CBA’s Wyoming Wildcatters, Bradley went on to coach at the college level for approximately 16 years. He then branched off and spent time in the business world holding executive positions with UPS and Black Sands Holding before vending on his own building two companies, Charles W. Bradley and Associates, LLC and then Protect and Serve Driving Academy.

“Charles brings with him a wealth of fundraising and administrative experience,” Tech chancellor Don Blackketter said. “Charles has a passion for athletics and first-hand knowledge of what it takes to be a student-athlete. The Montana Tech and the Butte community will enjoy Charles and his family and the excitement they are bringing.”

Bradley holds a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from the University of Wyoming and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in administration education. Prior to taking the athletic director position at Montana Tech, Bradley was working in development for the basketball program at Mesa Community College.

Bradley and his wife Suzanne have four grown daughters, Taryn, Alexa, Brynn, and Kiah.

“I would like to thank Chancellor Blackketter for the opportunity to be a part of Montana Tech,” Bradley said in a statement. “I look forward to overseeing the greatness of the Oredigger Athletic program. My family and I are excited to join the Butte community.”