Duckworth currently serves as the director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Previously, Duckworth severed as the head women's basketball coach at Western Technical College, State University of New York - New Paltz, and Alverno College. Duckworth, a 2023 inductee into the Alverno College Hall of Fame, left as the program's all-time winningest coach. Duckworth was also the director of athletics at Alverno College. During his tenure at SUNY-New Paltz, Duckworth served also served three seasons as the head softball coach.
Nationally, Duckworth has served in several capacities. Notably, Duckworth chaired the NCAA Women's Basketball rules committee when the committee made sweeping changes to the playing rules (moving from halves to quarters and much more). Duckworth also serves as the National Chair for the NCAA Division III Softball Championship.
Duckworth has a BS in Sport Management, MS in Sport Administration, and EdD in Student Affairs and Leadership from UW-La Crosse. Duckworth also has an MBA from Alverno College. Duckworth's dissertation, NCAA Division III Student Athlete Perceptions of Title IX, was published in 2020.
Brad is married to Rebecca. Rebecca, a former college softball and volleyball player, plays a key roll in the successes of UTC. Rebecca is currently an oncology nurse at Aspirus Hospital Stevens Point. Brad and Rebecca have two children, Bennett and Beau.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Executive Program Director
Matt Bullis currently works as a 5th Grade Teacher in the D.C. Everest School District. He was a coach in the DCE Girls program for 22 years, with the last 11 coming as head coach. He helped guide the Evergreens to five conference titles, several regional titles, a sectional title and state runner up in 2015. He holds a BS from UW-Stevens Point in Elementary Education. Matt and his wife Lauren, who was an All-Conference Basketball player at UW-Stevens Point, have three kids, Braeden, McKenna and Aria.
There's no elevator to the top, you've got to take the stairs.
Summer League Director
Olivia is currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, majoring in History and Social Studies Education. She is a WIAA licensed basketball official of eight years and has been officiating at the high school level for five of the eight years. During the 2022-23 basketball season she had the opportunity to coach the freshman girls' basketball team at Stratford High School, where she is an alumna and former player.
2023 UTC Fire AAU Coaches
- 17u Girls - Lauren Bullis
- 16u Girls - Allison Smaglik and Tahlia Moe
- 15u Girls Black - Mark Smallwood
- 15u Girls Red - Tony Pharo
- 14u Girls Black - Lauren Bullis
- 14u Girls Red - Jeff Schneider
- 13u Girls Black - Kevin Jagodzinski and Taylor Petit
- 12u Girls - Brian Paulson
- 11u Girls - Lisa Rychter
- 10u Girls Black - Joey Rosin
- 10u Girls Red - Emma Jossie
- 17u Boys - TBD
- 15u Boys - Jordan Rondorf
- 14u Boys Black - Kendrick McGahee
- 14u Boys Red - Andrew Schulz
- 13u Boys - Jordan Rondorf
- 12u Boys - Jeff Gress
- 11u Boys Black - Tom McCarty
- 11u Boys Red - Tom McCarty
- 10u Boys Black - Brad Christopherson
- 10u Boys Red - Sarah Thomaschefsky