Marty Bradley, the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers, played collegiate rugby at Tennessee Technological University (1983-1987). In 1988 he moved to Knoxville and joined the Knoxville Rugby Club where he played for 8 years, serving as captain for 5.
After he retired from playing, Bradley joined the Volunteer coaching staff in 1996 as an assistant coach. In 2011 he assumed the head coaching duties.
In 2001 he helped found the Smoky Mountain Athletic Club and brought high school rugby to East Tennessee. In 2007 he was instrumental in the creation and development of the Tennessee Rugby Park - a three field rugby facility that is home to both the Tennessee Volunteers and the high school and middle school rugby leagues in East Tennessee.
Coach Bradley took over the coaching duties of the boys team at Bearden High School in 2010 and continues to serve as head coach today with the assistance of players from Tennessee.
Bradley served as Chair of the Collegiate Eligibility Committee for USA Rugby in 2011-2012 and also served as the Collegiate Director for USA Rugby South from 2008 through 2010. Upon the formalization of the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference in 2010, Bradley stepped in to serve as a founding board member and treasurer.
With a degree in Finance from TTU, Coach Bradley went to work for the Knoxville Post Office Credit Union in 1988 and still works there today, serving as its Executive Vice President. Bradley and his wife Shauna have two daughters: Claire and Olivia.