Bradly Herlocker graduated from Girard High School in 1994. He continued his education at Fort Scott Community College and attained an associate’s degree in 1996. He then graduated in 1998 from Pittsburg State University with a BSED in history. In 2010, he received his MS in Educational Leadership. During his post-secondary education, Bradly received the Outstanding History Student Award from FSCC and numerous scholarships. Since his graduation from Pitt State, he has been a teacher, coach, and an athletic director in Liberal, MO, Uniontown, Frontenac, and Girard. During his twenty-three years in education, he has received the Fred B. Misse Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Dr. Andy Tompkins Leadership Award. Along with teaching middle school history, Brad has coached football, basketball and track. While coaching girls’ basketball, he has accumulated over 300 career victories with a 76.2% winning percentage. In his fourteen years at Girard High School as head coach, his teams have won eight league championships, six sub-state championships, a 3rd place state finish (2010), a 4th place state finish (2016), and a state championship (2017)—the first in Girard High School’s history. Also, during that time, he has won CNC Coach of the Year (6 times), 4A-D2 KBCA State Coach of the Year (2017), Sports in Kansas– Kansas State Coach of the Year All Classes (2017), and multiple area coach of the year honors. He resides in rural Farlington, KS, with his wife Emily. In his spare time, he enjoys being outside, cooking, working with cattle, working in the garden, and spending time with his daughters–Peyton, Hadyn, Laural, and Josie. Teaching and coaching have allowed him to work with many young people in the classroom and on the athletic field or court, and he is proud of their accomplishments.