Tim Bergstraser is in his first season as the Head Basketball Coach of the Minnesota State University Moorhead Men’s Basketball Team. Tim is the Lead Post Player Trainer for The Next Level Basketball Academy. As the Head Coach of The Next Level Basketball Academy 12U AAU Team he captured 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 7th year with The Next Level Basketball Academy. As the Assistant Director of The Next Level Basketball Academy, Brandon currently leads the NLBA Elite Basketball Training Program. Coach Bradford has been the Head Coach of the following Next Level Basketball Academy’s AAU Teams: 14U, 15U, 16U & 17U. He has also played an instrumental role as assistant coach with the other teams in The Next Level Basketball Academy AAU Program while winning multiple tournament championships with each age group that the NLBA AAU Program offers. 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 (NDSCS) 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, Coach Bradford in just his 1st season as the Head Basketball Coach of the Shanley Deacon Boy’s 9th grade team lead them to a 12-2 record and an impressive tournament championship appearance! Building on his success, Bradford has been named Varsity Boys’ Basketball Assistant Coach at Valley City High School in Valley City, ND.