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Brad Pendergrass
Position: Assistant AD/Football Operations
Hometown: Huntingdon, TN
Alma Mater: Tennessee
Graduating Year: 1998
Experience: 3 Years
Email: bpendergrass@athletics.msstate.edu

Organized and detail-oriented, Brad Pendergrass was hired by Mississippi State head football coach Sylvester Croom in January 2004 as his personal staff assistant. His hard work, efficient style and proven results earned him a promotion to Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations in June of 2008.

Pendergrass continues to handle a wide variety of administrative tasks for the head coach, touching virtually every area of the football office operation. He serves as the football office liaison in budgetary matters and compliance issues with the athletic administration and assists in on-campus football recruiting with the Bulldog staff. He is the coaching staff liaison to the equipment and training rooms, and oversees ticket and facility matters, as well.

He continues to oversee football student-athlete housing and cafeteria issues, directs all summer camps, and is the travel coordinator for home, away and bowl game travel. He assists the athletic ticket office with player complimentary admissions, and oversees the football office secretaries and all graduate assistants. He serves as the head coach’s liaison with the video, training room, equipment and facility personnel. In addition, Pendergrass manages the daily operation of the football office.

In his new position, Pendergrass adds game-day management of sideline, locker room and coaches box to his duties. He directs the spring coaches’ clinic and serves as the staff liaison to the Southeastern Conference office. He also monitors State’s football squad list. Pendergrass also serves as the coaching staff liaison to its car dealers.

He came to Mississippi State following a 10-year association with the University of Tennessee as a student, graduate assistant and football staff member.

For the two years prior to assuming the MSU assignment, Pendergrass was a recruiting assistant on the Volunteer football staff. In that capacity, he assisted with the official and unofficial on-campus recruitment of student-athletes, participated in the evaluation of transcripts, prepared film and prospect databases, and assisted with NCAA compliance paperwork. He also had a hand in UT summer and fantasy camps.

Prior to his appointment as the recruiting assistant, Pendergrass worked for nearly three years as a graduate assistant in Tennessee football operations. In that role, he helped coordinate the UT spring coaching clinic and helped oversee the annual agent seminar and worked the pro timing days for Vol football players. During the season, he was in charge of practice security and assisted with the daily operation of the head coach’s office.

Pendergrass began his association with the Vol football staff as a student assistant, working with both the equipment staff and later assisted with scout team organizational duties.

Raised in Huntingdon, Tenn., Pendergrass received a Bachelor of Science in Business/Marketing from the University of Tennessee in 1998. He earned a Master of Science degree in Human Performance & Sports Studies, with a concentration in Sport Administration, in 2001. He has done additional graduate classroom work in human resource development.


Coaching Career
- 1998-03: Graduate Assistant/Recruiting Assistant, University of Tennessee 
- 2004-06: Assistant to the Head Coach, Mississippi State University
- 2007: Coordinator of Footbal Operations, Mississippi State University
- 2008-present: Assistant AD/Footbal Operations, Mississippi State University

Notable
Served as a recruiting assistant at Tennessee for two seasons ... Was a graduate assistant for the Vols for three seasons and student assistant prior to that role.

 

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