Bob Braddy
Bob Braddy
Organization: Jackson State University (MS)
Year: 2003 Inductee

Bob Braddy had an all-time record of 823-555-3 during his 28 seasons at Jackson State. With Braddy at the helm, the Tigers won 12 conference titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times.

A 1964 graduate of Jackson State, Braddy built the Tiger baseball program into one of the most respected programs in the country. He won more conference titles that any other baseball coach in league history. His initial SWAC championship came in 1973, his first year as the Tigers' head baseball coach.

Since his first season at Jackson State, 52 of his players have reached the professional ranks, including Dennis 'Oil Can' Boyd, Marvin Freeman, Wes Chamberlain, Earl Sanders and Dave Clark.

During his career, he was named NAIA District 30 Coach of the Year twice and SWAC Coach of the Year eight times. In 1995, he was named assistant athletics director until his promotion to interim director of athletics in 1999. He has been tournament director for several NCAA Div. I Baseball Regionals, as well as serving on the rating committee for Collegiate Baseball. In 2000, he organized the tri-county Jackie Robinson League for girls' softball and boys' baseball.

He was inducted into the JSU Hall of Fame in 1985 and will be inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016.