Brady, a graduate and former captain of the Harvard men’s track and field team, begins his fourth season as an assistant coach for the Harvard track and field team in 2019-20, and first since 2012. Brady works primarliy with the Harvard throwing corps, which has been responsible for numerous team points during his tenure.
From 2016-2018, Jack Brady worked with the throwers at the University of Virginia. He assisted Cavaliers head coach Bryan Fetzer with coaching multi-event, vertical jump and sprinters. During that time, he also worked as a history teacher.
Brady left Harvard in 2012 to serve as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Northeastern University. The Huskies enjoyed unparalleled success under Brady's tutelage, including 25 All-New England performances, three New England championships, three CAA individual titles and two NCAA regional appearances.
The 2011-12 season was another solid campaign for the Harvard throwers. Between the indoor and outdoor seasons, Harvard had eight throwers earn All-Ivy League accolades, including a men's and women's Heptagonal champion in each season. Brady also helped Ben Glauser '15 set the school record in the shot put.
In his first year assisting with the throwing squad, Brady's group combined for 15 top-ten marks during the indoor and outdoor campaigns. Brady helped four male and one female thrower qualify for the 2011 NCAA East Preliminary, led by Hannah Mayer ’14, who was ranked 15th regionally in the javelin, and classmate Dustin Brode ’14, who was seeded 20th in the shot put. Mayer and Brode both took home individual heptagonal championships and three athletes earned All-Ivy League honors.
During Brady’s career at Harvard, he was a nine-time Heptagonal Championship scorer, scoring in every event in which he competed. He was named to the All-Ivy League second team in the weight throw and All-East in the hammer throw as a senior. He is the only athlete to rank in the top ten in four events in program history (hammer throw, weight throw, shot put, and discus). He found the most success in the hammer, in which he qualified for the NCAA Preliminary Championships in Greensboro, N.C., as a senior. As team captain, Jack led the men’s team to its highest finish at the Indoor Heptagonal Championships in the past eight years, finishing only two points out of third place.
Brady graduated in June 2010 from Harvard with a B.A. in economics.