Dane Bradshaw (’06, ’07)

Category: Alumni Promise | Awards

2019 Alumni Promise Award Winner

Dane Bradshaw, an SEC Network analyst and former Vol captain, is part of a long line of UT athletes who have made a permanent impression on university sports.

A talented student, Bradshaw earned his BS in journalism in just three years, graduating in 2006. He immediately followed it with a one-year master’s program in sport studies. He was a VOLScholar and was consistently on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Bradshaw began playing for the men’s basketball team as a point guard before moving to forward. In his junior year, he made more than 100 assists, despite playing with a wrist injury. That same season, he was elected team captain, a position he held during his junior and senior seasons, the latter of which saw UT take a spot in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. He was honored with the basketball program’s Team Before Self Award and Burchfield-Moss Most Courageous Award.

After graduating, Bradshaw played for one year in the Netherlands and authored Vertical Leap: Inside the Rise of Tennessee Basketball. He then began his career at Thunder Enterprises, a land development company in Chattanooga at which he has risen through the ranks to become president and COO. In 2014, he began a new position as a studio and game analyst for the SEC Network’s coverage of men’s basketball.

Giving back runs in Bradshaw’s blood as evidenced by his service on the board of United Way of Greater Knoxville and Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee. He also co-chaired the American Heart Association’s 2018 Tennessee Valley Heart Walk in Chattanooga.