Robert Braddy
Biographical details
Born (1941-01-09) January 9, 1941 (age 81)
Florence, Mississippi
Alma materJackson State University
Playing career
1961–1964Jackson State
Position(s)Pitcher
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1973–2000Jackson State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2006–2011Jackson State
Head coaching record
Overall824–546 (.601)
TournamentsNCAA: 0–8
College Baseball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2016

Robert L. Braddy Sr. is an American college baseball coach who spent 27 years as the coach for Jackson State University.

Braddy is from Florence, Mississippi. He attended Jackson State University and played college baseball for the Jackson State Tigers.[1] He coached the Tigers from 1973 through 2000, retiring with an 824–546 win–loss record, establishing a new Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) record for wins. Braddy's teams also won 12 SWAC championships and reached the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament three times.[2] After stepping down as coach, Braddy served as athletic director until 2011.[3][4]

Jackson State named their baseball field Braddy Field in his honor in 2009.[1] Braddy was elected to the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2003, the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016,[5] and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Bob Braddy | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS". Jackson Free Press. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Don Williams (June 30, 2016). "Life on the field: Longtime coach Bob Braddy to be inducted into Hall Of Fame – Sports – Lubbock Avalanche-Journal – Lubbock, TX". Lubbockonline.com. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  3. ^ Ros Dumlao (April 16, 2010). "Chatting with AD Bob Braddy | Jackson State sports". Blogs.clarionledger.com. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "Jackson State AD Robert Braddy retires".
  5. ^ "JSU's Braddy chosen for National College Baseball HOF". Clarionledger.com. March 31, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  6. ^ Jackson State University. "Jackson State's Legendary Baseball Coach Robert Braddy To Be Inducted Into Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame – Black College Nines". Blackcollegenines.com. Retrieved July 16, 2018.