Phil Bradley, a 1981 graduate of the University of Missouri, returns to his alma mater as volunteer assistant coach with the Tiger softball squad. Set to begin his fifth year as a volunteer assistant, Bradley covers all aspects of the game with the Tiger team, however he will have an emphasis in assisting Head Coach Ehren Earleywine as hitting coach, as well as working with Missouri's outfielders.
A two-sport athlete, Bradley spent time on the diamond playing as an outfielder on Missouri's baseball team. He was awarded All-Big Eight, All-District and All-America honors in 1981 while hitting .457 on the season. Additionally, Bradley was named the 1980 Big Eight Tournament MVP after helping the Tigers to the conference title. Bradley holds school records for career walks and on-base percentage.
Bradley was a member of the Missouri football team from 1977-81 and served as the Tiger's starting quarterback in 1979 and 1980. While with the squad, Bradley led the Tigers to three bowl games and was a three-time Big Eight Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Bradley holds Missouri records for passing and total offense and played in two all-star games after his senior season.
After graduation, Bradley was selected in the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft by Seattle and played with the Mariners through 1987. Bradley was named to the 1985 All-Star Team and hit a career-high 26 home runs that season. During his major league career, he also played with the Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox. Currently, Bradley is the special assistant to the executive director for the MLB Players Association.
Bradley was honored by the Southeastern Conference as an SEC Legend in the fall of 2014, recognizing his gridiron contributions during his Mizzou playing days.
Bradley and his wife Ramona reside in Columbia, Mo., and have two children, Megan and Curt.