Lanny Bradford returns for his second season with the California Golden Bears and his first as the head football athletic trainer. Prior to coming to Berkeley, he served as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Arizona since 2002.
Bradford brings a wealth of experience and firsthand knowledge of the Pac-10 with him to Cal. During his stint with the Wildcats, Bradford assisted with football, while supervising the swimming and diving and baseball teams. He was responsible for the evaluation, treatment and return-to-play decision making for the football program. He also helped coordinate on and off the field rehabilitation, as well as coordinating the scheduling of diagnostic testing, surgeries and doctors appointments for the student athletes.
Prior to his time at Arizona, Bradford was an assistant athletic trainer at Buena Vista University from 2000-02 and supervised various sports including men's and women's soccer, softball, baseball, while assisting with football. He got his start in athletic training as a graduate assistant at Purdue in 1998.
Bradford earned his bachelor's degree from Iowa State in 1998 after earning his associate's degree at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. He went on to complete his Master of Science in Education at Purdue in 2000.