Iain Bradbury entered his third season at the helm of the United States Merchant Marine Academy Women’s Volleyball program in the fall of 2015.
In 2014 Bradbury led the Mariners to a 20-8 record. Throughout the season, the team’s success was punctuated with marked improvement. For the first time in history, the Mariners took the Coast Guard Academy to 5 sets losing in the fifth after an incredible battle (25-27, 27-25, 21-25, 25-20, 12-15). Bradbury and the team, garnered the 2nd conference win since joining the Landmark Conference against Goucher in September.
In his first season with the team in 2013, Bradbury led the Mariners to one of the best overall records in program history (.667). Bradbury led the team to the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament; a first for the program.
No stranger to success, Bradbury began coaching in 2007 in Western Massachusetts while attending Springfield College. While at Springfield, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and a Master of Science in Advanced Level Coaching & Sports Performance. Throughout his time at Springfield, Bradbury served as the head coach to 9 elite club, varsity high school, and junior varsity collegiate teams. In addition, Bradbury served as an assistant coach to a professional women’s team based in Massachusetts and a two year stint as an assistant coach to Springfield College’s women’s team. This position included an NCAA Division III Elite Eight appearance and one of Springfield’s finest Seasons (34-3) in its history.
After his time at Springfield, Bradbury worked as an assistant coach to three-time Olympian, Hall of Fame Inductee, and women’s head coach at Culver-Stockton College, Caren Kemner. While there, he recruited and started the school’s very first men’s volleyball program.
Coach Bradbury is an active member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and presented to the AVCA Convention in December of 2014. In addition, he currently holds a Level II accreditation from USA Volleyball CAP program and is in his second year as a certified official through the GEVA Region.