The West Branch Football program is happy to share that former player and current coach, Kevin Braddock, is set to be inducted into the Cedar County Sports Wall of Fame this coming weekend.
A 1992 graduate of West Branch High School, Braddock played running back for the Bears and helped his team to a 13-0 record and state championship as a senior in the fall of 1991. Today, he is an assistant coach for the Bears' Varsity squad, heading into his eighth season on the staff. In addition to football, he was a five-sport athlete, also participating in basketball, golf, track and field, and baseball.
Braddock will be inducted into the Cedar County Sports Wall of Fame this coming Sunday, July 17th, at noon at the Cedar County Fair. Admission to the fair at the fairgrounds in Tipton is free.
In an interview with the West Branch Times, Braddock says:
“It’s an honor. I’ve never liked personal honors and I still don’t like them today. But I’ve been fortunate to get to play on really good teams and I was the guy to get the ball. It’s a cool accomplishment to get an honor like that, but I’ve felt that it’s always been a team accomplishment.”
Braddock will join other former West Branch High School athletics members in the Wall of Fame: Marv Cook (2009), Butch Pedersen (2009), Jim Wheeler (2010), Sean McCarty (2012), the 1992 football team (2012), Sandy (Slach) Tuttle (2019), Warren Pierce (2020), the 1989-92 boys golf teams (2020), and Dave Rummells (2021).
In 2019, Braddock was inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.
In Braddock's final high school football game, he and his teammates defeated West Bend-Mallard 42-12 to win the 1991 state championship. In that game, he set a championship game record with 311 rushing yards, five touchdowns, and a 91-yard touchdown run.
Congratulations to Kevin on this tremendous honor.