North Forsyth names longtime assistant Brad Kudlas to take the helm of Girls’ Basketball team
Coach Kudlas started his career at North Forsyth High School in 2001 as an Assistant Coach and then Head Coach for the 9th Grade Boys’ Basketball Program. Then, at the start of the 2007 season, he transitioned to the Girls’ Basketball Program, coaching the 9th Grade and JV teams and assisting with the Varsity teams. Coach Kudlas describes his experience working with different coaches over the next five years and states, “I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing coaches during my time at North. Beth Gliatta, Derrick Hershey, and Jack Sarfaty all taught me different aspects of coaching. When Eric Herrick was hired in 2012, I was unsure of my coaching future. He agreed to have me on his staff, and we never looked back.; we share the same coaching philosophy and values. I have enjoyed this past 7 seasons with Herrick. He has taught me so much about leading a team. Those teams were family. I will definitely miss coaching with him.”
Coach Kudlas has been a part of 10 playoff appearances, 7 sweet sixteens, 3 region titles, 3 elite eight and 2 final four appearances. Since transitioning to the Girls’ Basketball program, Kudlas has experienced great success in his sub-varsity teams, never having a losing season and leading the JV Lady Raiders to a 49-1 record the past 3 seasons. He earned a Specialist Degree in Curriculum Instruction at Arkansas State University and currently teaches Chemistry. Coach Kudlas is married to Jennifer Kudlas, and they are raising their five children: Aidan (15), Aiden (15), Brenna (13), Carsyn (11) and Emily (8).
“I look forward to continuing the Raider Way of playing basketball. We have an excellent staff of Matt Aycock and Erika Ford, along with all but one of last year’s final four team returning. I am just so blessed to have this opportunity to lead this program in a community and school I see as family. It’s dream come true; now let’s get to work.”