Muskogee Public Schools administration is looking into a series of Facebook posts made by the daughter of a Muskogee High School tennis coach accusing him of abuse from age 4 into adulthood.
Aubrey Bradley, who has coached junior varsity and junior high tennis and teaches in the district, detailed in a series of connected posts on Facebook late Thursday night incidents of verbal, mental, physical and sexual abuse that began as early as age 4 from her father, Rusty Bradley, longtime tennis coach and teacher at MHS.
Among some of the remarks in a 31-page text post followed by a four-page follow up indicated physical abuse that continued up to when she was 24.
“When I was 4, my mom made a playhouse for me,” she said in one post. “She painted and carpeted it and put all my toys inside. Rusty and his friends destroyed it in the same week by throwing fireworks inside.”
She went on to say, “I’d get panic attacks, usually provoked by his behavior. He would call me crazy and pen me to the ground, laying on top of me for several minutes every time. I still have attacks, but not very often and now I know how to manage them. Not being physically attacked helps.
“He only hugged or kissed me when he was drunk and he would press his whole body against me.”
Additionally in the posts, “He’s bragged to me about which high school tennis players he could have sex with. When they were in high school. Still children, my peers, my age.”
She also detailed verbal abuse aimed at her in front of her female tennis players when she became coach.
Steve Braun, MPS spokesman, said Friday that both employees have been told to not to report for Summer Pride duties until the district has fully investigated the situation. He added both were suspended with pay pending that investigation.
The elder Bradley did not respond to text messages for comment. He is a 29-year head tennis coach, has spent the last 27 years coaching Roughers tennis and the last 14 years as head coach of the boys team. He began his coaching career at Pauls Valley High School for two years before returning home to Muskogee.
A 1976 graduate of Muskogee High School, Bradley was a state champion at No. 1 singles in 1976 and runner-up at No. 1 singles in 1975 and a conference champion all four years in singles and doubles.