Carrollton, GA – The West Georgia Wolves’ women’s basketball program has a new member to its coaching staff. Head coach Scott Groninger announced Friday the appointment of Chatil Bradford as UWG’s new assistant women’s basketball coach.
Bradford, a former star player at Columbus State, fills the spot held formerly by Manisha Redus. The position became open last month when Redus departed to become the new head coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Groninger is excited with the addition of Bradford to the UWG family. “Chatil brings high energy and strong work ethic to our staff. Also, her Georgia roots and knowledge of this state will be a big plus in recruiting.”
Bradford is a native of Clayton County and was a prep star at Morrow High School. From there, she had a standout career at Columbus State. Bradford was a four-year regular for the Cougars, and was named MVP of the 2014 Peach Belt Conference Tournament. That was the season she made an impact on Groninger and UWG as she poured in 35—most ever by a Wolves’ opponent in The Coliseum—as Columbus State topped West Georgia in an overtime thriller, 66-65.
Bradford earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Columbus State. She served as a graduate assistant for the Cougars while working on her master’s degree. She has spent the past two seasons on the staff at Division II Tuskegee.
While excited with the addition of Bradford to the staff, Groninger has expresses best wishes for Redus. “Manisha will do an outstanding job at Palm Beach Atlantic. She helped us here to move our program forward, and we believe that Chatil is the perfect fit to continue to build on that progress.”