Brad Stracke enters his third season as an assistant coach at Florida and brings a unique flavor to the Gator coaching staff. Stracke arrived before the 2005-06 campaign as head coach Buddy Alexander’s first assistant with prior head coaching experience, following nine years (1996-2005) as the head coach at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa.
Under Stracke’s direction, IHCC won the 2000 NJCAA Division II championship and placed in the top-three at the national tournament in six-consecutive seasons. He also helped produce 21 All-Americans and three individual national champions.
Stracke earned an Associate of Arts degree in Arts and Sciences at IHCC in 1990. He also earned a bachelors degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1993, where he played for the Blazers. After redshirting his junior year, Stracke won all-conference honors in ‘93.
As a professional player, Stracke was a sectional qualifier for the U.S. Open in 1995 and earned a top-10 finish in Player of the Year Points in 1995 and 1996. He won the Lake Bracken Pro-Select in 1996, the Fort Dodge Pro-Am in 1996 and the Bos Landen Prairie Tour event in 1997.
Stracke also worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club.
He currently resides in Gainesville with his wife Tammy, daughter Mackenzie (6) and son Blake (3).