ROCHESTER, NY – The Monroe Community College Department of Athletics has named Ayana Bradley head coach of the women's basketball program. Bradley most recently served as assistant coach for the Tribunes.
"I have been continually impressed by Ayana's work ethic, passion, and commitment to student-athletes over these past few years. She has a deep appreciation for the legacy of MCC athletics and the women's basketball program, as well as our collective mission as a department and College. Her playing and coaching experience speaks for itself. I couldn't be happier to have Coach Bradley leading our program," said Director of Athletics Aaron Bouyea.
A former Tribune herself, Bradley averaged 6.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game during the 2010-11 season, helping lead MCC to an 18-8 record and a trip to the district tournament. Bradley then averaged 9.3 points and a team-best 8.5 rebounds as a sophomore as Monroe went 25-6, won the district title, and made an appearance at the national tournament.
After Monroe, Bradley went on to a successful two-year career at Division I University at Buffalo, where she added valuable depth in the post for the Bulls. She appeared in 43 games over her junior and senior seasons.
Most recently, Bradley was a member of the Tribune coaching staff that captured the 2018 NJCAA Division II National Championship – the programs fifth national championship.
"I am truly humbled and beyond excited to start this new journey at Monroe Community College as head coach. Nevertheless, I would like to thank Lloyd Holmes vice president of student services, Ginny Geer-Mentry executive director of the MCC association, Aaron Bouyea the athletic director, and those of you who paved the way beforehand. This wouldn't be possible without you," said Bradley.
The Tribunes return to the floor this coming Fall when they open play in the Torchia Classic hosted by Mohawk Valley Community College starting Saturday, October 31st.