Bradford’s leaving Pleasant Home

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pleasant Home coach Robert Bradford, right, will leave the football program at PHS and coach at Enterprise as an assistant coach. | File photo

Pleasant Home head football coach Robert Bradford is leaving to take an assistant coaching position at Enterprise High School this fall.

Bradford leaves PHS after serving as the head coach for the past four years, where he compiled a 15-24 record. Last season, he helped lead the Eagles to a state playoffs appearance. Two years before taking the helm of the program at PHS, Bradford was the team’s defensive coordinator.

“Pleasant Home has been a place I’ve enjoyed coaching,” Bradford said. “The kids are very special to me.

“I wasn’t looking to leave,” he said. “Enterprise came and sought me out, and after much prayer and the leading of the Lord, I felt like that is where God wanted me to be — that this is where my next work for Him is to be done.”

Bradford said he is “excited” about the opportunity to lend his talents to the Wildcats program.

“Enterprise is a first class organization,” he said. “They have a brand new football stadium and a state of the art field house.

“It’s got a lot to offer,” he said. “They’ve got a long tradition of winning and have very high expectations for the team next year.”

Last season, the Wildcats finished with a 4-6 record, and it was the first time they didn’t make the playoffs in eight years.

Bradford said what he’ll miss the most is the “community” of Pleasant Home School.

“Pleasant Home is an awesome school,” he said. “The administration and the community have been nothing but supportive.

“I’m going to miss them, and being at Pleasant Home on Friday nights,” he said.