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Bradley names Brian Wardle its 14th basketball head coach

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Bradley University has hired Brian Wardle as its new basketball coach.

Wardle led Wisconsin-Green Bay to the 2014 Horizon League regular-season championship and three straight postseason appearances in five years.

Bradley Director of Athletics Chris Reynolds said Friday that Wardle has a track record of success and has a work ethic and personality that fit the Bradley Braves.

Reynolds said Wardle, who played for Marquette and later was an assistant coach from 2003-2005, will be formally introduced Saturday.

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In a statement, Wardle said he is honored by his appointment, saying Bradley's tradition and support was a draw for him. He is a native of Willowbrook, Illinois.

Wisconsin-Green Bay went 24-9 in the 2013-2014 season and received an at-large selection to the NIT.