Brad Zarges

Instructor of Kinesiology & Men's Assistant Basketball Coach

Phone: (765) 998-5341

Specialties: Aquatics, Coaching and Teaching Team and Lifetime Sports, Organization and Administration of Physical Education and Athletics


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Bradford P. Zarges

(585) 808-9927 (cell)




Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, 7/10 - Present
Taylor University, Upland, IN


Head Men's Basketball Coach, 7/99 - 6/10
Houghton College, Houghton, NY
Developing a basketball program that is excellent in all ways
Coordinate academic growth of players through team study table and monthly academic progress reports resulting in an improvement in overall team GPA to an all-time high of 3.09
Defeated five ranked opponents in past two years despite significantly lower scholarship budget in comparison to fellow conference programs
Teams consistently rank among nation's best in scoring defense per game
Recruited and developed school's first-ever All-American
Lead the players in service to local, regional, and global communities through various service and
ministry opportunities: Saturday morning basketball clinics for Allegany County 3rd - 6th graders, Inner city ministry at Buffalo's Youth Advantage high school basketball league and King Center reading program, Houghton College basketball mission trips to Czech Republic and Guatemala
Guiding spiritual formation of players through team devotions and small group accountability sessions
Certified NAIA Champions of Character Presenter; keynote speaker at Allegany County Champions of Character Awards program
Co-direct Houghton College Basketball Camps; 306 to 671 campers in eleven years
Created Advanced Camp for Post & Perimeter players and started Houghton College Team Camp which annually brings 32 high school teams to campus
Elected by conference coaches to serve as Chair and National Rater representing the American Mideast Conference
Served for five years on NAIA DII National Tournament Games Committee in Branson, Missouri,
organizing and administering tournament; three years as Chair
Voted onto NABC-NAIA Executive Committee by coaching peers in April 2006; currently serving as President for the 2009-2010 year


Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, 9/94 - 6/99
King College, Bristol, TN
Participated in rebuilding process; team improved from 5 wins in 1994-95 to 20 wins, conference championship and national tournament berth in 1997-98
Coordinated recruiting program; top recruits signed included a finalist for Tennessee's Mr. Basketball,
Tennessee Christian High School state tournament MVP, a starter on #1 nationally ranked public high school team, Honorable Mention McDonald's All-American


Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, 9/92 - 7/94
Men's Basketball Student Assistant, 9/89 - 5/92
Houghton College, Houghton, NY




Instructor of Physical and Human Performance, 8/10 - Present
Taylor University, Upland, IN


Instructor of Physical Education, 9/99 - 5/10
Houghton College, Houghton, NY
Teach various courses as a member of the Physical Education Department
Physical Education courses for majors include: Organization & Management of Physical Education and Athletics, Principles & Practices of Coaching, Teaching Team Sports I & II, and Teaching Lifetime Sports
Integrative studies courses include: Lifetime Wellness, Golf, Swimming, Softball, and Weight Training
Aquatic courses requiring separate American Red Cross certification include: Lifeguard Training and Water Safety Instruction
Serve on Physical Education Teacher Education Committee




Pool Supervisor / Aquatic Coordinator, 8/10 - Present
Taylor University, Upland, IN


Assistant Athletic Director, 7/04 - 6/10
Houghton College, Houghton, NY
Developed and implemented Game Host Program which provides a student host for each visiting
team to assist with any needs prior to, during, and after an athletic contest
Supervise fall sport programs; assess needs of programs and assist coaches by providing administrative
support and guidance, coordinate scheduling of home events with coaches
Manage indoor facility use for all athletic teams, club teams, intramurals, and community groups


Admissions Counselor, 9/94 - 6/99
King College, Bristol, TN
Coordinated athletic recruitment efforts; worked closely with coaching staff
Served as interim director during transition period
Maintained contacts with guidance counselors, pastors, alumni and trustees


Admissions Counselor, 8/92 - 7/94
Houghton College, Houghton, NY
Scripted minority recruiting plan
Managed recruitment territory that included Metro New York City, Mid-Atlantic States and Canada




M.A., Sport Sciences, 1/96 - 5/99
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Thesis: "The Effect of Videotape Modeling and Visuomotor Behavior Rehearsal on Accuracy and
Biomechanics of Free Throw Shooting in 11 to 15 Year Old Males"


B.S., Physical Education, Minor in Bible, 9/87 - 5/92
Houghton College, Houghton, NY




National Association of Basketball Coaches
NABC-NAIA Executive Committee - Past-President




American Red Cross CPR-FPR with AED / First Aid Instructor
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Instructor
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer