Brady Greco grew up in Madison, WI and attended Madison Edgewood High School. Greco earned 1st Team All-City, and 1st Team All-State Defensive Hockey Player in his junior year.
At the age of 17, Greco left his home and high school his senior year. Playing junior hockey for the Billings Bulls of the AWHL, Brady earned a full-scholarship to play for the Michigan Tech Huskies in the WCHA. Following the season, Greco opted to withdraw from Michigan Tech and take his chances playing junior hockey.
The next summer he was drafted in the 1st round by the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League. Greco received a scholarship to play for the Colorado College Tigers in the WCHA, and was selected in the 2003 NHL Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Brady received the Coaches Award, which was given to the player who was a highly coachable athlete and best exemplified quality work ethic and leadership. His sophomore season at Colorado College he finished second on the team for power-play goals (7). In his junior year Brady helped the Tigers to a McNaughton Cup Championship and a Frozen Four appearance.
The next summer, the Tampa Bay Lightning offered him a two-year contract to forgo his senior year at Colorado College. One week before having to report back to school, Greco signed with the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning.
No more than 30 games into his professional career Brady was faced with a devastating season-ending shoulder injury that required surgery to repair. After grueling rehabilitation to make a full recovery, Brady continued to feel pain and discomfort in his shoulder. The day prior to the start of training camp in Tampa, FL Brady learned that a second surgery was necessary because the rotator cuff ligament in his shoulder was still torn.
After Brady’s two-year contract with the Lightning expired, he turned all his focus on life after hockey and is sincerely passionate about helping athletes through adverse times. Brady holds a strong belief in the mental aspect of sport and strives to help athletes make it to the next level. He received his Associate of Science degree while playing in Chicago, his Bachelor of Arts degree in Madison, WI and is currently working on his Master’s degree is Sport Psychology through the University of Pheonix.
Brady currently resides in the Chicago area. He has worked on the mental side of hockey with players ranging from the NHL, AHL, ECHL, University of Minnesota, WHL, Shattuck St. Mary’s Preparatory School, and many others.
Brady’s crystal clear vision of the big picture, his innate ability to communicate, and his personal experience with triumphs and catastrophes throughout his career, along with his expertise in combining leadership, coping mechanisms, and mental strategies enable him to mentor and instill these skills within athletes. Brady knows that to become an athlete of excellence you need an edge, and the most important edge there is to gain is the mental one!
Brady’s individualized mentoring will teach you the mental strength and emotional stability to succeed in sport, in the classroom, and in life…he will assist you in gaining that elusive Mental Edge.