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Whitko girls basketball coach Bradley resigns

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Friday, April 21, 2017 06:27 am

Whitko girls basketball coach Brandon Bradley resigned Thursday he announced in an e-mail to local media.

He made the decision based on family situations, he said, noting that a return to coaching is not out of the question.

"I have not secured another coaching position, but I would like to be a head coach again somewhere. That could be next season or farther down the road, depending on logistics," Bradley said.

Bradley went 88-55 in six years at the school, amassing a school record 21 wins this past season when his team was led by seniors Aly Reiff and Brianna Cumberland. The duo became the top two scorers in the history of the school. Bradley's team lost in the Sectional title game to Central Noble, 47-40 in double overtime. The Wildcats started the year at 10-0 and were consistently one of the top teams in the Associated Press' weekly Class 2A poll.

"I made this decision solely on my own, and I made this decision based on my family. I have now lived in Northern Indiana for more than 10 years, while my immediate family is in Central Indiana. With my parents in that retirement stage of their lives, and other family members dealing with health issues, I feel that this is the best decision for me," Bradley said in his e-mail.

After posting a losing record in each of his first two seasons, Bradley had four winning years at the helm at Whitko. He lost in the Sectional final in each of the last three years, falling to Central Noble this year, Westview in 2016 and Tippecanoe Valley in 2015.

Whitko had never posted more than 17 wins in a season before Bradley beat that record twice in the last two years. The Wildcats job becomes the second girls prep basketball job open up in the area this offseason, joining Southern Wells.

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