Brady Sallee

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Brady Sallee
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head women's coach
Team Ball State University
Conference Mid-American Conference
Biographical details
Born Lexington, Kentucky
Playing career
1990–93 Thomas More (baseball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1994–95 Idaho State (asst.)
1996–2002 Kent State (asst.)
2002–03 East Carolina (asst.)
2004–12 Eastern Illinois
2012–present Ball State

Brady Sallee is an American college basketball coach and the current head women's coach at Ball State University.[1] He previously held the same position at Eastern Illinois University (EIU) in Charleston, Illinois.


A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Sallee played collegiate baseball and served as a student assistant with the women's basketball team at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky from 1990 to '93, earning his bachelor's degree in business administration in 1993. Sallee and his wife Mandy have three children: Avery, Taryn and Drew.

Coaching career[edit]

After graduating from Thomas More, Sallee spent two years as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Idaho State University. He was then in the same jobs for seven years with the Kent State Golden Flashes, where his recruiting was credited with being largely responsible for the program's success during his time there. Next came two seasons performing the same jobs at East Carolina, where the athletic director called him, " excellent recruiter..." when announcing his appointment as coach at Eastern Illinois on April 26, 2004.[2] When he took over the EIU program, Sallee first built a solid foundation and then lead the Panthers to the school's most successful string of seasons in Division I.[3] On May 11, 2012, Sallee was named the eleventh head women's basketball coach at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Eastern Illinois University (Ohio Valley Conference) (2004–2012)
2004–05 EIU 9–17 3–13 t-10th
2005–06 EIU 10–19 9–11 t-7th
2006–07 EIU 10–19 7–13 9th
2007–08 EIU 19–13 15–5 t-2nd 1–1 (OVC)
2008–09 EIU 24–9 15–3 2nd 2–1 (OVC)
2009–10 EIU 23–11 16–2 1st 2–1 (OVC), 0–1 (WNIT)
2010–11 EIU 18–13 13–5 t-3rd 0–1 (OVC), 0–1 (WBI)
2011–12 EIU 22–9 13–3 2nd WNIT first round
Eastern Illinois: 136–110 (.553) 91–55 (.623)
Ball State University (Mid-American Conference) (2012–present)
2012–13 BSU 17–16 12–4 2nd (West) WNIT 3rd round
2013–14 BSU 18–17 9–9 2nd (West) WNIT 1st round
2014–15 BSU 17–14 13–5 1st (West) WNIT 1st round
Ball State: 52–47 (.525) 34–18 (.654)
Total: 188–157 (.545)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion