Thursday, July 21, 2005
Coach Bradley, a four-year starter and member of the 1,000 point club for the University of Texas women’s basketball team, is the founder and owner of a basketball skills training company in Dallas, as well as an active coach in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). She was a graduate of 22-time state champion (Dallas) Bishop Lynch High School, and has also been an assistant coach at the school since 1999.
“Today is a great day for Trinity women’s basketball,” remarked Trinity Director of Athletics Bob King. “We are privileged to hire a talented young coach that has been close to the program the last three years. I am very pleased in the search process, and the number of top-quality candidates that we were able to consider.”
Coach Bradley has watched the team closely over the past three seasons, as her younger sister Jenna Smith led Trinity to two playoff appearances – including the 2003 NCAA Division III National Championship.
“I’m excited about the athletics and academics at Trinity,” said Coach Bradley. “My focus is to bring in players from around the state. There is definitely a lot of talent out there. I’m also excited about inheriting a winning program from Coach Geyer.”
Former head coach Becky Geyer left Trinity after 13 years of service to the University, leading the Tigers a record of 164-50 (.766 winning percentage) over her last eight seasons. Under her guidance, the Tigers won three Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference titles and the only four NCAA playoff appearances in its history.
“She comes highly recommended by outstanding coaches and administrators in collegiate women’s basketball,” continued King. “With her days at the University of Texas and her involvement in basketball in Dallas and the AAU, I believe Coach Bradley will provide the program with wonderful opportunities in recruiting. The returning team is very fortunate to have a quality coach such as Amie Bradley.”
In addition to her playing and coaching experience, Coach Bradley has organized numerous basketball clinics and camps, and has also helped Texas universities in evaluating talent for recruiting.
The Trinity women’s basketball team returns two starters and 12 letterwinners from last year’s team that advanced to the NCAA Division III Sweet Sixteen, and finished with a 25-5 record.