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OSU football: Cowboys name Todd Bradford director of recruiting

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State Mike Gundy is going back to a familiar face to lead the recruiting department.

Former linebackers coach Todd Bradford was named the Cowboys’ director of recruiting on Monday.

“Obviously, recruiting’s important,” Gundy said. “I felt like we needed somebody that had been on the road and recruited and coached.”

Bradford was the linebacker’s coach under Gundy from 2005-2007. His most recent football position was as the safeties coach at Kansas. He left in 2018 to take a job in the oil and energy industry for the second time.

He’s also coached at Wisconsin, BYU and Maryland among others.

A 28-year coaching veteran, he’s also spent seven years as a recruiting coordinator. While at OSU, he helped recruit All-Americans Markelle Martin and Grant Garner. He also helped recruit Jamie Blatnick and Ugo Chinasa. 

“Todd’s been on the road recruiting, he’s been in a number of successful organizations, he’s been successful, he’s been reliable, he’s a good evaluator,” Gundy said. “He knows almost every coach in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area and the East Texas during his time when he was recruiting here. I think he’s a good addition for us, he’s a tireless worker, he’s very organized and he’s very structured.”

Bradford will join Mike Groce, a member of the staff since 2013, in the recruiting department.

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OSU linebacker Chris Collins poses for a photo with coach Todd Bradford in 2007. Bradford was named OSU's director of recruiting on Monday. [The Oklahoman Archives]

OSU linebacker Chris Collins poses for a photo with coach Todd Bradford in 2007. Bradford was named OSU's director of recruiting on Monday. [The Oklahoman Archives]

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