On Tuesday it was announced that GAC's legendary coach, Jackie Bradford, will be inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame this upcoming February. Jackie Bradford arrived at GAC in 1968 as the head basketball coach. During his time as a coach at GAC, Jackie Bradford had a 253-82 record, along with three state championships (1971, 1972, 1977).
The Bradford Center on GAC's campus was named after Coach Bradford. The facility hosts two tennis courts, dance studios, and other classrooms. The Bradford Center provides our students multiple opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities and helps continue Coach Bradford's legacy at GAC.
Along with Coach Bradford, Atlanta Braves outfielder Andruw Jones and pitcher Ron Reed, former Georgia Bulldogs football coach Mark Richt, former Georgia Tech quarterback Shawn Jones, former Georgia Bulldogs tennis player Al Parker, former Braves and Hawks front office member Stan Kasten and longtime Southwest DeKalb football coach Buck Godfrey are also going into the Hall of Fame with this class.
Jackie Bradford will officially be welcomed into the Hall of Fame at the 67th annual induction ceremony on February 25, 2023 at the Macon City Auditorium.