Kendrick joins Bradley Basketball Staff

An experienced coach from the Indianapolis area, Kristof Kendrick joins the Bradley basketball staff as Coordinator of Player Development and Video Operations, announced by head coach Brian Wardle on Tuesday.

“We are very excited to add Kristof to our staff,” Wardle said. “He fits right into the culture of our staff at Bradley as he is highly professional and highly personable. Kristof is also a great teacher of the game as his experience and knowledge will be impactful to our program. He brings a lot of energy and passion that we look forward to working with.”

Kendrick joins the Bradley program after a 10-year tenure as a head and assistant coach with a number of Indianapolis high schools. Most recently, Kendrick spent the last two seasons at T.C. Howe High School as the boy’s basketball head coach. The 2019 GIAC Conference Coach of the Year, he led the Hornets to a 35-15 record during his tenure with appearances in two sectional championships and the 2018 Indianapolis City Tournament title game.

Prior to his time at T.C. Howe, Kendrick spent eight seasons as an assistant coach at Arsenal Tech, Cathedral and Warren Central High Schools. Among his responsibilities at the schools included scouting, film breakdown, player development and game planning.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to work at Bradley with such a high-level staff and returning group,” Kendrick said. “When the opportunity came open, it was simply something I couldn’t pass up.”

Kendrick earned his bachelor’s degree at Western Michigan, where he also earned two letters with the Broncos men’s basketball team, helping the program to the 2005 MAC West Championship. His father, Frank, was an All-American at Purdue before being drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 1974. He also spent 10 seasons at his alma mater as an assistant coach from 1989 to 1999.

Kendrick joins a Bradley program that won its first Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in 31 years last season, earning an automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The Braves return six letterwinners from their championship team – including their top three-scorers – to go along with seven signees.

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