Harold Bradley (basketball)
|Born||November 20, 1911|
|Died||November 6, 1985(aged 73)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||2–4 (NCAA University Division)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2 ACC regular season (1954, 1958)|
3 SWC regular season (1960, 1963, 1965)
|ACC Coach of the Year (1959)|
Harold Bradley (November 20, 1911 – November 6, 1985) was an American college basketball coach. He served as the head basketball coach at Hartwick College (1947–1950), Duke University (1950–1959), and the University of Texas at Austin (1959–1967).
Bradley graduated from Hartwick College in 1934, where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity.
Bradley coached for three years at Hartwick prior to gaining the head coaching job at Duke.
Bradley coached Duke Blue Devils men's basketball legend Dick Groat during his nine-year tenure with the Blue Devils, which spanned from 1950 to 1959 and resulted in Duke's first NCAA tournament appearances. In nine seasons, his lifetime record at Duke is 167–78.
Bradley was hired as the Texas Longhorns men's basketball coach in 1959 and led the Longhorns to two NCAA Tournaments as a result of winning the Southwest Conference outright twice in eight years. His 1964–65 team also tied for the conference championship.
Bradley's 1960 and 1963 Longhorns teams made the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The 1960 team ended up finishing fourth regionally, while the 1963 squad was third. In eight seasons, his lifetime record at Texas was 125–73.
Head coaching record
|Hartwick Hawks () (1947–1950)|
|Duke Blue Devils (Southern Conference) (1950–1953)|
|Duke Blue Devils (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1953–1959)|
|1954–55||Duke||20–8||11–3||2nd||NCAA First Round|
|Duke:||165–78 (.679)||94–37 (.718)|
|Texas Longhorns (Southwest Conference) (1959–1967)|
|1959–60||Texas||18–8||11–3||1st||NCAA University Division Regional Fourth Place|
|1962–63||Texas||20–7||13–1||1st||NCAA University Division Regional Third Place|
|Texas:||125–73 (.631)||71–39 (.645)|
Postseason invitational champion