Tim Bradley is in his ninth season as assistant cross country and track and field coach at Saint Louis University. A former NCAA Division I student-athlete at Murray State and Western Illinois, Bradley works primarily with the men’s and women’s cross country and track distance runners.
Bradley has helped guide the Billikens to individual and team success. He has coached the most successful men's distance runner in school history, Brian Holdmeyer. As a freshman, Holdmeyer qualified for the 10,000-meter run at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championship, finishing sixth. He went on to break numerous school records including the 8K and 10K, along with the indoor one mile, 3000 meters and 5000 meters, plus the outdoor 1500 meters and 5000 meters. Under the guidance of Bradley, Holdmeyer earned three A-10 All Conference medals in 2011 and earned another in 2012.
Bradley also coached Hilary Orf and Margo Richardson, two of the most decorated athletes in school history. Orf was a three-time All-Conference honoree and became the first female SLU student-athlete to represent her country in international competition when she competed for Team USA at the 2012 NACAC Cross Country Championships in Trinidad and Tobago.
Margo Richardson was a four-time All-Conference honoree and a three time A-10 champion in the indoor mile and outdoor 1500 meters. Richardson currently holds school records in the mile, 1500 meters and the indoor and outdoor 5,000 meters.
In addition, Bradley has had a hand in the team success as he helped the women's and men’s cross country team to fourth place finishes in the 2014 A-10 Championships, their best finishes ever. Additionally, he helped the women's team to a top 10 finish at the Midwest Regional in 2012.
All together through cross country, indoor track and outdoor track, Bradley has guided seven different athletes to 29 All-Conference performances, including three A-10 Conference championship performances. Bradley has also helped four athletes qualify for the NCAA preliminary rounds.
Bradley began his collegiate career at Murray State, where he ran from 2001 to 2003. He earned All-Ohio Valley Conference honors in cross country in 2002. After completing his academic requirements at MSU, Bradley began graduate school at Western Illinois where he claimed All-Mid Continent Conference (now the Summit League) cross country honors in addition to All-Conference accolades in the 5K (indoor) and 10K (outdoor) in 2006.
A 2005 graduate of Murray State with a degree in exercise science, Bradley is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Additionally, Bradley earned a master's degree in exercise physiology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Bradley is also a successful runner and coach on the St. Louis running scene. A former runner for the Big River Elite racing team, he has participated on several Club Cross Country National Championship teams. As a private coach through Big River Personal Coaching he has coached 14 different runners to Boston Marathon qualifying times. Coach Bradley’s training advice has also been featured in Runner’s World Magazine, Men’s Health, Competitor.com and locally in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.