Brad Alford

Senior Director of Sports and Championships

As Senior Director of Sports and Championships, Brad oversees the day-to-day and championship operations for men's golf, women's golf, men's soccer, women's soccer, swimming & diving, and baseball with the activity of cheerleading.  He joined the NCHSAA staff in August 2010 and served the Association as the Assistant Director of Sports, where he assisted in the coordination of women’s and combination sports programs until 2014.  Brad is a Certified Master Athletic Administrator through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and a Certified Interscholastic Coach through the National Federation of State High School Associations.  Brad served a 4-year term, representing NFHS Section III, on the NFHS Swimming and Diving Rules Committee from 2018 through 2021.

A product of the NCHSAA, Brad attended Southern Durham High School, where he was a four-year varsity player on the soccer and golf teams.

Following his graduation in 2003, he attended Mount Olive College, where he earned two bachelor's degrees, a B.S. in Business Administration: Business Management and a B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Studies: Sports Management.  Brad also competed for Mount Olive as a member of the Men’s Golf Team.  His work earned him honors such as Dean’s List, President’s List, Academic-All Conference, and Conference Presidential Honor Roll.  He was the 2005 Men’s Golf Team Coach’s Award Recipient.

After graduating from Mount Olive, Brad earned a Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science: Sport Management from East Carolina University.  During his time at ECU, he worked in the Athletic Ticket Office, where he assisted with football, basketball, and baseball event sales.  To complete his master's degree, he interned with the NCHSAA. His special project included collecting, analyzing, and presenting data for the NCHSAA Football Playoff "Pod System," which was used from 2010 until 2013.

Brad and his wife, Tina, reside in Stem, NC, and are the proud parents of their daughter Reese.

Staff Responsibilities

Sports and Championships

  • Fall Sports - Women's Golf and Men's Soccer
  • Winter Sports - Swimming & Diving
  • Spring Sports - Men's Golf, Women's Soccer, and Baseball
  • Activity - Cheerleading
  • Awards
  • Coaches Clinic 
  • Hardships
  • Transfers