Brian Wardle

Brian Wardle (born October 9, 1979)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Bradley Braves
Current conference: Missouri Valley Conference (MVC)
Green Bay record: 95-65 (.594)
Bradley record: 158-138 (.534)
Overall record: 253-203 (.555)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2015-present Bradley
2010-2015 Green Bay
2005-2010 Green Bay (asst)
2003-2005 Marquette (DBO)

Brian Wardle Facts

  • Brian Wardle
  • Born October 9, 1979
  • Hometown: Willowbrook, Illinois
  • Alma Mater: Marquette University (BA, 2001)
  • Played four seasons at Marquette, first for head coach Mike Deane, then for head coach Tom Crean
    • Spent two years playing professionally in the NBA Developmental League and Continental Basketball Association
  • First coaching job was as Director of Basketball Operations at Marquette for two seasons under Crean
  • Served as an assistant at Green Bay for five seasons under Tod Kowalczyk before taking over as head coach in 2010
    • Led the Phoenix to top-3 finishes in the Horizon League in each of his last three seasons (two NIT berths and one CIT)
  • Hired in 2015 to be the head coach at Bradley; after winning just 5 games in his first season, Wardle’s Braves won 19 games in year three (2017-18)

Brian Wardle Coaching Tree