Director of Sports and Championships
As 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 along 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 program until 2014. Brad has been selected to represent NFHS Section III on the NFHS Swimming and Diving Rules Committes 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 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 where his special project included collecting, analyzing and presenting data for the NCHSAA Football Playoff "Pod System" which was used from 2010-2013.
Alford and his wife, Tina, reside in Stem and are the parents of Reese Hunter, who was born January 24, 2017.
Sports and Championships
- Fall Sports - Women's Golf and Men's Soccer
- Winter Sports - Swimming
- Spring Sports - Men's Golf, Women's Soccer and Baseball
- Activity - Cheerleading
- National Federation and State Sanctioning
- Coaches Clinic