Nov 30, 2013; Morgantown, WV, USA; Iowa State Cyclones running back Shontrelle Johnson (21) dives through the West Virginia Mountaineers defense for a touchdown during the fourth quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium. Iowa State Cyclones defeated West Virginia Mountaineers 52-44 in the third overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia adds former Penn State coach to staff


Former Penn State defensive coordinator and interim head coach Tom Bradley has been hired by the West Virginia Mountaineers to serve on their defensive staff as a senior associate head football coach.

The announcement was made by Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen. Bradley’s specific defensive coaching position will be designated at a later time.

“Tom brings numerous years of successful college coaching experience and versatility,” Holgorsen said. “He is an excellent defensive teacher, has high energy and intensity and gives us a proven recruiter with regional and national ties. I look forward to Tom joining the Mountaineer family, and I know he will work extremely well with Tony (Gibson), our defense coordinator. The two have known each other for quite some time and share many of the same philosophies. We have put together a strong defensive staff under Tony’s leadership.”

Bradley has 33 years of coaching experience, all at Penn State.

“I am truly excited to join the West Virginia football program,” Bradley said. “I want to thank Coach Dana Holgorsen and Oliver Luck for this tremendous opportunity to contribute to the continued growth and success of the Mountaineer football program. Tony Gibson and I have recruited against each other in Pennsylvania for a lot of years, and it will be good to finally be on his side. I look forward to working with my friend to build a strong defensive unit at West Virginia.”

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