Brad Soderberg

Brad Soderberg (born May 10, 1962)

Current position: Director of scouting
Current team: Virginia Cavaliers (Head coach: Tony Bennett)
Current conference: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
Teams coached: Loras Duhawks, South Dakota State Jackrabbits, Wisconsin Badgers, Saint Louis Billikens, Lindenwood Lions
Loras record^: 79-45 (.637)
South Dakota State record^: 36-18 (.667)
Wisconsin record: 16-10 (.615)
Saint Louis record: 80-74 (.519)
Lindenwood record^: 126-57 (.689)
Overall record^: 337-204 (.623)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2001)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (2003, 2004)
  • Heart of America (NAIA) Regular Season Champion: (2011)
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2011)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-present Virginia (scouting)
2015-2021 Virginia (asst)
2009-2015 Lindenwood
2002-2007 Saint Louis
2001-2002 Saint Louis (asst)
2000-2001 Wisconsin (interim HC)
1995-2000 Wisconsin (asst)
1993-1995 South Dakota State
1988-1993 Loras
1987-1988 Loras (asst)
1986-1987 Fort Hays State (asst)
1985-1986 Colorado State (grad. asst)
1984-1985 Wisconsin-Stevens Point (asst)

Brad Soderberg Facts

  • Bradley William Soderberg
  • Born May 10, 1962
  • Hometown: Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Alma Mater: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (BA, 1985) / Colorado State University (MA, 1986)
  • Played at Pacelli HS (WI) for his father, Don, then after two years at Ripon (WI) transferred to NAIA Wisconsin-Stevens Point
    • Spent two years playing for head coach Dick Bennett; reached the NAIA Tournament title game in 1984
    • Was a teammate of future NBA player and NBA/NCAA head coach Terry Porter
    • Started his coaching career with one year on Bennett‘s staff while finishing his degree
  • Spent a year as a graduate assistant for Tony McAndrews at Colorado State, then one year assisting at D-II Fort Hays State (KS)
  • Was an assistant at Loras College (IA) for one year before becoming the team’s head coach in 1988
    • Went 79-45 over five seasons, competing in the D-III Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • Left for South Dakota State, then a D-II program, in 1993; went 36-18 in two seasons as head coach there
  • Joined his mentor Bennett‘s staff at Wisconsin at 1995, spending five years in that role
    • Went to three NCAA Tournaments (including the Badgers’ 2000 Final Four run) and one NIT
    • Three games into the 2000-01 season, Bennett retired and Soderberg was named interim head coach
    • Went 16-10 over the rest of the season, including an appearance in the NCAA Tournament
  • Spent the 2001-02 season as an assistant to Lorenzo Romar at Saint Louis before becoming head coach
    • Compiled a 80-74 record in five seasons at the helm, reaching the NIT in each of his first two seasons
    • Soderberg was dismissed following the 2006-07 season despite going 20-13 (and 16-13 the year prior)
  • Worked as interim athletic director back at Loras College from 2008 to 2009, when he got back into coaching
  • Was the head coach at then-NAIA Lindenwood in St. Charles, MO; coached the Lions for six seasons in total
    • Won the HAAC title and reached the NAIA Tournament in 2011 before the program moved up to Division II
  • Became an assistant at Virginia in 2015, working under Tony Bennett, Dick‘s son and one of his assistants at Wisconsin
    • With the Cavaliers has been to four NCAA Tournaments, including the program’s 2019 NCAA title run
    • In 2021, Soderberg transitioned to the role of Director of Scouting at UVA
  • Along with his wife, Linda, has two sons and one daughter

Brad Soderberg Coaching Tree

  • Tony Bennett (Virginia, Washington State)
  • Kramer Soderberg (Millikin)

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III and NAIA levels; South Dakota State was a member of the D-II NCC during Soderberg’s tenure as head coach

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