When we got to rank our advisors for ninth grade in the order that we wanted them, I knew right off the bat that I wanted Mr. Bradley. Although I knew that all the other advisors were great, and I had a reason to choose all of them. I chose Mr. Bradley because I had him as a basketball coach in eighth grade, and I wanted to get to know him better. As soon as our first advisor meeting happened, I knew I had made the right decision. My advisor group was me, and four of my good friends. Everyday, we entered Mr. Bradley's room, and starting talking about whatever went on. At around 8:15 we would all head over to Mr. Bradley's office to check in, and resume our conversations. Mr. Bradley would always quietly listen, and at the right moment, say a joke that would always make us laugh. Every morning, I always was excited to go to advisory.
Along with having Mr. Bradley as an advisor, and as a teacher, he was my basketball coach for two years. With his quiet ways of coaching, he was maybe the most effective basketball coach I had. Mr. Bradley never yelled, and expressed his passion through knowledge, and not anger, which taught me how to control my temper, and know when to express emotion. Along with his good mental aspect of the game, he also has a good basketball knowledge, and knows when to do certain plays. I always trusted Mr. Bradley when he called a defense or called a play, and luckily he was often right. This was clearly shown by when we won both of the Fenn Basketball Tournaments. Mr. Bradley is a coach that I will always respect, and never forget.
Mr. Bradley's quiet example, made him a perfect mentor.