Tim Bergstraser is in his first season as a full-time assistant for Minnesota State University Moorhead Men’s Basketball Team in 2018-19. In 2017 Tim was the Lead Post Player Trainer for The Next Level Basketball Academy. He also was the Head Coach for The Next Level Basketball Academy 12U AAU Team which included a championship at the Sanford Pentagon’s Summer Slam Tournament in Sioux Falls, SD.
Bergstraser is no stranger to the Fargo-Moorhead area having served as a graduate assistant from 2015-17 at MSUM. During his time at MSUM, the Dragons went 54-12, won two division championships and an overall NSIC conference championship in 2016-2017. The Dragons also went to two consecutive NCAA tournaments with Bergstraser on staff.
Bergstraser received the NABC Under Armour 30-Under-30 Coach’s Award. He spent the 2017-18 season as an assistant coach at Quincy University (Ill.)
During the 2014-2015 season, Bergstraser served as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
In his playing career, Bergstraser attended St. Cloud State University. As a Huskie, Bergstraser made a trip to the NCAA Final Four in the 2009-2010 season. Bergstraser was a NSIC all conference performer in 2011-2012, averaging 12.8 points per game and grabbing 7.5 rebounds per game.
Brandon Bradford is in his 3rd year with The Next Level Basketball Academy. Brandon has served as a Trainer and Head Coach of The Next Level Basketball Academy 8th Grade/14U AAU Team. He has also played an instrumental role as assistant coach with the other teams in Next Level Basketball Academy AAU Program. Bradford played collegiately at Rainy River Community College in International Falls, MN, which was ranked #10 in the nation. He also played at North Dakota School of Science where they were ranked #28th in the nation. Bradford has accumulated coaching experience at the semi-professional level with The Twin Cities Elite as an assistant coach. In his first season as an assistant coach in 2018 they were crowned Midwest Basketball League Champions. Brandon has also experienced coaching success as a Head Coach at the local youth level with the Fargo-Moorhead 7th & 8th Elite team going 37-8 in 2 seasons. In addition, Bradford finds time to give back to his hometown community in Minneapolis by working with Alan Anderson’s Jr. NBA Camp.
Played 4 years of Varsity Basketball at South High School 2014-2018. 1st Freshman to start at South High School in over 20 years. Lead State of North Dakota in assist 2017 and was named All Conference EDC Player 2017. The Next Level Basketball Academy client 2013-17’. Currently Fargo South High School Assistant Varsity Coach 2018-19’
Academic Information: GPA 3.48