Article published Jan 16, 2007
Each year, the National Merit Award is given to one college coach and one high school coach in the nation who the NISOA recognizes as reflective of the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior.
The Wildcats won their ninth consecutive Mid-Central Conference championship in 2006. Bratcher earned his 400th career victory during the season and was named MCC Coach of the Year for the fourth time in as many seasons with Indiana Wesleyan.
Bratcher is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association Hall of Fame with a career record of 411-175-38.