Meet Brad Winters
During his basketball coaching career, coach Brad Winters led his teams to the Championship at many different levels of competition High School, AAU, YBOA, BCI, and Biddy Basketball.
On the high school level, Winters won over 200 games (217-60, .783), won back-to-back state championships in 2001 and 2002, and was named Louisiana Sports Writers Coach of the Year in 2002. But according to the coach, no basketball accomplishment can top the opportunity to help coach his son’s 12-year-old Biddy Basketball team that won the 1998 Biddy Basketball National Championship in Wichita, Kansas.
Coach Brad Winters
Brad Winters-coached teams were a mirror image of the headman: smart, focused, highly organized, and team-oriented. Winters' success was based on his ability to instill quality fundamentals in his players, his uncanny ability to motivate his players to play as one, and his use of strategically planned, innovative basketball offenses and basketball defenses.
Today, Brad Winters enjoys travel; He is on a quest to visit the
Since 2006, Winters has traveled to over 45 foreign countries and visited 78 of the World's Top 100 Wonders. The countries include: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Ecuador, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vatican City, and Vietnam.
"I just loved coaching basketball. Very few things in life gave me as much joy and satisfaction as working with young people and going daily into the gym and trying to build a championship-caliber team. The whole process of building a team player development on and off the court, program planning and organization, organizing and running quality practices, managing and motivating your players, implementation of a sound game plan, and the actual bench coaching during the game - truly energized me. To me, basketball coaching and working with young people is such a noble and honorable task for anyone to undertake.. But it must be done right.
"In my opinion, for the sport of youth basketball to continue to grow and prosper, we must do a better job of equipping potential coaches with the training and resources necessary for them to grow and deveope. As the quality of coaching improves, so does the quality of play on the court and the impact that the coach has on his players and community. With this in mind, Basketball Coaching - In Search of Excellence was founded. Hopefully, I can give something back to this great game by helping to inspire and mentor the next generation of basketball coaches.” - Brad Winters
High School Coaching Highlights
State Championship (2001, 2002)
Louisiana Sports Writers Coach of the Year (2002)
Baton Rouge All Metro Coach of the Year (2001)
State Runner-Up (1999, 2000)
Winters led Family Christian Academy (FCA) advanced to either the semifinals or the finals at the LHSAA Top 28 state basketball tournament for four straight seasons (1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002). Winters also led Parkview Baptist High School to the state semifinals in his first season coaching at this school in 2003. For five straight years, Winters led teams made it to the prestigious LHSAA Top 28 state basketball tournament (1999, 2000, 2001, 20002, and 2003).
In 2001, Winters FCA team finished the season with an amazing 46-3 record and won the school's first LHSAA Class C State Championship.
In 2002, Winters FCA team won back-to-back State Championships and compiled a 38-5 mark while dominating the competition in the state playoffs.
In his second season as a high school basketball coach, Winters' FCA team finished 29-14 and lost to Athens High School in the 1999 title game. Winters FCA team then compiled a 37-8 mark the following year, losing to Summerfield High School in the 2000 title game.
In 2003, during his first season at Parkview Baptist School (PBS), Winters' Parkview basketball team finished 27-7 and lost to Bunkie High School in the LHSAA Class 3A semifinal round.
In 2004, Winters led his PBS basketball team to its first district championship since 1998. This was huge accomplishment considering his team lost all their returning starters due to graduation the year before. The team finished the season with a 21-7 record.