Brad Berndt joined the Duke staff in July of 1997 and currently serves as a senior associate director of athletics, overseeing the department's academic affairs, summer athletic aid, athletic housing and drug testing. He also has responsibility for completing institutional graduation reports and serves as the departmental liaison with the Admission’s Office. In addition he is the sport administrator for baseball.
The Wausau, Wis., native played junior college basketball for two years before transferring to the University of Wisconsin where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in 1983 and 1985.
After serving one year as an academic advisor for athletes at Wisconsin, Berndt became the director of academic services at Appalachian State University, working there for 12 years.
Berndt is a Peer Reviewer for the NCAA Certification Committee. He and his wife, Sue, have two children, Sarah and Luke.