MAYFIELD TROJAN FOOTBALL HEAD COACH MICHAEL BRADLEY
Mayfield High School head coach is starting his 12th year as the head coach of the Mayfield Trojans, and is continuing the winning legacy of the program.
The program record in the last ten years is 104 – 25; 3 state titles and 3 years as state runners-up. With this record, Coach Bradley has the most winning record in 6AAAAAA for the last ten years in the state of New Mexico. It’snot all about winning the state championship or every game; it’s about coaching “Beyond the Game.” Every player and every person should strive to be the best they can be. For students, working and striving to win is an important part of the growth process. Combine that with learning to handle both victory and defeat and you have the making for great life lessons.
The ultimate lessons that are taught through the game of football are respect, accountability, integrity, and eliminating negative peer pressure. Teaching the importance of developing a consistent work ethic will dull prevalent and rampant feelings of entitlement. There is no entitlement on the football field- everything has to be earned.
Michael Bradley was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM. Coach Bradley graduated from Goddard High School in 1981. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from New Mexico State University in 1987 and a Master’s Degree from the University of Iowa in 1994. Coach Bradley previously coached at Mayfield from 1987-1990 as an assistant coach in both football and track. He was then a graduate assistant football coach at the University of Iowa under coaching legend Hayden Frye from 1991–1993. After graduating from the University of Iowa, Michael came back to Mayfield High School and became the defensive coordinator for 12 years in 2005 he was named the NM Assistant Coach of the Year. Coach Bradley took over as the head coach in 2006, and this is his 12th year as the head coach of the Trojans. In 2010, he was named the NM High School Football Coach of the Year. In 2013, he received the Ralph Boyer Coaching for Character Award from the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. In 2014, Coach Bradley was the President of the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, and in 2015 served as the Past President of the Association.
His home team consists of his wife, Shannon, Education Department Chair and Professor at New Mexico State University, Dona Ana; son David a Senior at Mayfield High School; daughter, Michaela, a Sophomore at Mayfield High School; and two dogs, Blitz and QuBee.
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STATE RUNNER UP–
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