Launch the recording with the embedded player below. Coach Bridges wrote these remembrances before recording them and they are available for download above and to the right.

In 2002, Bridges published a book about his years as IWU's Basketball coach: A Dunk Only Counts Two Points: Stories of My Life in Small College Basketball. In 2006 he published a memoir of his youth, Kids Don't Bat Rocks Anymore. Both are available in The Ames Library.


Bridges was a first generation college student and recalls the effect that being a student-athlete from a small farm town had on him. Throughout this narrative he reflects on the people and programs that had an impact on his success as a student and on lettering in three sports. After graduation, Bridges started as a basketball and tennis coach; he served IWU as Athletic Director from 1982-2015.

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on the basketball court

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Taken to highlight NCAA Basketball National Championship memorabilia