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Marty Bradley

By MTB, 11/20/18, 10:45AM EST

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2018 Inductee

Making Rugby Great Again

Marty Bradley

At a chance meeting at a local grocery store in 1996, Butch Robertson invited Marty Bradley out to UT Rugby to help with the back line and a coaching career was born that's last over 20 years. Having just retired from playing with the Knoxville Rugby Club for the prior 8 years, Bradley was in search of something a little more accommodating to his young family and fledgling banking career. 

Bradley coached alongside Robertson for 16 years before assuming the head coaching duties in 2012 following Butch's retirement.  Over the past 22 years, Coach Bradley along with other dedicated volunteers has been instrumental in development of many of the programs and services currently offered in the sport of rugby at UT and in East Tennessee. He served as the founding director of the high school league in East Tennessee plus also orchestrated the development of the Tennessee Rugby Park.