Relentless Pride …….Honored Tradition
issac Robinson is beginning his first year with the Bear staff. Isaac played college football and ran track at BYU.
Casey Hybarger is beginning his first year as a member of the Bear Football Staff. Casey played college football at UTC where he was an offensive lineman and prepped at Walker Valley High School.
Shane Blalock is beginning his second year with the Bears.
Mickey Clark is beginning his sixth year as Team Chaplin for the Bears.
Head Equipment Manager
Coach Phillips is beginning his eleventh year as a member of the Bear Staff.
Coach Pope is beginning his first year with the Bears. Tyler comes to us after coaching at Lake Forest.
Coach Moody is beginning his 4th year as the running backs coach for the Bears. Coach Moody began his coaching career with a one year stint at McMinn County before joining the Bradley staff. He was a 2005 graduate of the Cherokees, playing line backer for former Bear Coach Brad Bennent. He would go on to play college football as a linebacker for Maryville College, graduating there in 2009. Coach Moody will also take over the play calling for the junior varsity offense as well as being involved in game planning for the varsity.
Coach Moody currently teaches Computer Applications at Bradley High School.
Coach Gideon is beginning his 7th year on the Bear football staff. He began his tenure with the Bears in 2010 as the defensive line coach. After the departure of Coach Matt Bowman to Red Bank in 2014, Coach Gideon crossed over the neutral zone to become the offensive line coach. Coach Gideon is a native of Rhea county where he played for the legendary Golden Eagle Head Coach Bill Horton during the 1991-95 seasons. While playing for Coach Horton , he would earn All-Region honors his Junior and Senior year. Coach Gideon began his coaching career as the 6th grade head coach at Ocoee Middle School in 2008. Coach Gideon is presently employed at Olin Chemical, where he has worked for the last ten years. He is also the owner of Salted Hog BBQ catering service.
Coach Gideon is married to Jan Gideon and is the proud grandfather of four grandchildren, Mckensie, Camden, Jayden and Keegan.
Coach Ford is beginning his 11th year with the Bears as the Linebacker coach, having been involved with the program since Coach Floyd's inaugural season as head coach. Coach Ford is a 1987 graduate of Bradley H.S. where he played outside linebacker for legendary Coach Bill (Chief) Robertson. He attended and played at the prep school TMI Academy out of high school earning a walk on invitation to Tennesee Tech where he would earn a scholarship for the Golden Eagles. He would earn a starting position at outside linebacker his sophomore season playing for Golden Eagle Head Coach Jim Ragland. Coach Ford would be selected to the All OVC Academic Team and graduate from Tech in 1992.
Coach Ford is currently the Branch Manager for Holston Gases in Athens TN.
Special Teams Coordinator
Coach Stevison is beginning his 10th year as a coach at Bradley Central High School, and he is married to Whitney Stevison, an avid Bears Football supporter and an Interior Designer at Rardin and Carroll Architecture Firm. Coach Stevison played football at Bradley and graduated as Valedictorian in 2005. He attended Lee University to pursue his degree in History Education, and he has a Master’s Degree from Arkansas State University in Curriculum Theory and Practice. He began his time on the coaching staff as an assistant on JV and camera man on Friday nights. During his time on the staff, he has coached Defensive Ends and assisted Coach Floyd in the Secondary. Coach Stevison currently coaches the Defensive Line, helps lead the JV with Coach Moody, and is in his first year as the Special Teams Coordinator. His off the field duties includes coordinating with the Guidance Department regarding players’ academic schedules, and serves as a Campus Pastor at Candies Creek City Church.
Coach Stevenson, previously taught ACT Prep and Bible History at Bradley High School but has decided to move into full time ministry. He is presently the pastor of City Church here in Cleveland.
Coach Freeman is beginning his 16th year as a Bradley Football staff member and will begin his 25th year of coaching. A 1982 graduate of Cleveland High School, Coach Freeman was a three sport letterman playing football, basketball and baseball. He would sign a baseball scholarship with Cleveland State Community College and in 1985 attend Austin Peay State University making the baseball team as a walk-on. A 1990 graduate of APSU, Coach Freeman began his coaching career in 1991 at Donelson Christian Academy in Nashville TN. In 1996 Coach Freeman would return home and take over the Bradley Jr. High football program leaving in 1999 to be the defensive coordinator at Rhea County High School. In 2000 he would move to McMinn Central to coach football and baseball. In 2001 Coach Freeman began his tenure at Bradley High School, coaching football and baseball for the Bears. He became offensive coordinator in 2009 and the head tennis coach in 2011.
Coach Freeman currently teaches Driver Education here at Bradley High School. Coach Freeman is married to Mindy and has a step daughter, Haley
Coach Floyd is beginning his 11th season as head coach and his 12th season overall as a part of the Bradley Central Football Staff. Coach Floyd is a 1996 graduate of BCHS where he excelled in football and wrestling; leading the football team to a second round play-off run while rushing for over 1.800 yards and winning a state championship in wrestling at 160 pounds in his senior season. He continued his football career by signing a football scholarship with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he played in the defensive secondary for four years earning the Iron Man Award during his senior season along with being selected a team captain. A 2001 UTC graduate, Coach Floyd returned to Bradley to coach running backs and secondary in 2004. After working for two head coaches in two years, Coach Floyd was asked to take over as head coach and rebuild the program in 2006. After a nine year hiatus, Coach Floyd would lead the 2010 Bears to a first round victory in the play-offs and finish the season at 9-3. Coach Floyd has lead the Bears to seven straight play-off appearances while producing a 13-7 overall record against crosstown rivals Cleveland and Walker Valley. During the past eleven years Coach Floyd has brought back the Honored Tradition and Relentless Pride that the Bradley Football Program was built upon.
Coach Floyd is married to Angela and has two children, Damon and Clair.