Midwest City coach Dewayne Bradley's personality wears off on team

SUPER 5 COACH OF THE YEAR — The Midwest City boys team not only drew from coach Dewayne Bradley's personality, those qualities turned out to be what made them a great team.
by Scott Wright Published: April 6, 2013

photo - Dewayne Bradley, Midwest City coach. PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN
Dewayne Bradley, Midwest City coach. PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN

Ultimately, the Bombers came up one play short of a state championship, losing to Edmond Memorial at the buzzer in the title game.

Despite that disappointment, Bradley says it was a fun season.

“The bottom line is, we lost that last game, but it was a great year for us,” he said. “We were so consistent, and the reality was, they were fun to watch and fun to coach, because they played so hard, and shared the ball and played so unselfish.”

With many players who have been getting varsity experience over the last three seasons, the unselfish attitude came naturally.

“They had all been in the program since they were freshmen, and they expect that. That's just the way they play,” Bradley said. “But their chemistry was very, very good, and I think that allowed us to play even more unselfish, because they trusted each other so much.

“It's a process, but it wasn't hard to get these kids to play that way.”

by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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