Myron Bradbury was named Head Wrestling Coach at Concordia University in August 2021. Immediately prior to his appointment, Bradbury served Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) as Associate Head Wrestling Coach.
Bradbury comes to Concordia via one of the NAIA’s true powerhouse wrestling programs in Lindsey Wilson. In five seasons as a full-time staff member with the Blue Raiders, Bradbury worked under highly successful Head Coach Corey Ruff (now the head coach at the University of Cumberlands in Kentucky). Over his last five years in Columbia, Ky., Bradbury aided in Lindsey Wilson placing in the top five of the NAIA Wrestling National Championships each season with national runner-up claims in 2017 and 2019. The Blue Raiders also won three Mid-South Conference Tournament titles during that run. Prior to his full-time role, Bradbury worked two years at Lindsey Wilson as a part-time and student assistant.
Additionally, Bradbury coached Lindsey Wilson wrestlers that achieved six NAIA national titles, four NAIA national runner-up finishes, 35 All-America plaques and 26 Mid-South Conference titles. As the assistant, Bradbury played an integral role in putting together recruiting classes that were among the best of all small college programs. Prior to returning to his alma mater Lindsey Wilson, Bradbury spent one season at Lyon.
Up until the summer of 2021, Bradbury had been the Head Coach of Team Kentucky, associated with the USA Wrestling Team organization. Bradbury managed the coaching staff and led Team Kentucky into state and national tournaments. The native of Elizabethtown, Ky., has also coached in various other capacities, such as at the high school level, and founded the Blue Raider Wrestling Club and the Kentucky Regional Training Center.
Bradbury graduated from Lindsey Wilson with his Bachelor of Arts in Health Communication. As a wrestler at Lindsey Wilson, Bradbury compiled an overall record of 42-24 and twice qualified for the national tournament. As a high school grappler, Bradbury won two Kentucky state titles at Trinity High School.
Said Bradbury, "I want to thank Concordia University for their belief in me to lead this wrestling program. The support from the administration is incredible and something I'm very excited about."
Hometown: Lancaster, Calif.
Alma Mater: Northwestern College
Most recently a member of the Northwestern College wrestling staff, Tyree Cox joined the Concordia University wrestling staff ahead of the 2019-20 season. Cox also serves an athletic equipment role within the athletic department.
In year one working with the Bulldogs, Cox helped the program to a sweep of GPAC dual and postseason championships behind three individual conference champions. Concordia qualified eight individuals for the national championships, including two who claimed All-America honors: Alberto Garcia (133) and Tanner Farmer (285). As a team, the Bulldogs placed 15th nationally. Mario Ybarra (133) then earned All-America honors in 2021.
Cox had spent the previous three seasons as an assistant at Northwestern, his alma mater. The native of Lancaster, Calif., was hired on with the Red Raiders following a successful two-year run in Orange City, Iowa, as a student-athlete. As a competitor at Northwestern, Cox twice qualified for the NAIA national championships and was a first team All-GPAC honoree. Cox put together a 28-9 overall record his senior season.
Prior to landing at Northwestern, Cox wrestled at and attended Cerritos College. While there, Cox qualified for the national championships twice and earned a place finish at the community college state tournament.
Tyree is the son of Tania O’Conner. He has a younger brother Troy O’Conner. Tyree earned his degree in kinesiology from Northwestern.