Coleman was part of the 2013 Southern University football team that won the school’s most recent SWAC title. Following his graduation from Southern University, Coleman returned to Georgia where he was working as a football coach and high school basketball coach. He also launched his own clothing brand.

Southern University issued a statement following the death of Coleman. “Southern University Athletics offers our sincere condolences to the family, loved one’s and teammates of Bradley Coleman, former Jaguar wide receiver from 2012-2016,” the historically Black university tweetedJuly 11. July 11. #WeAre Southern.”

Coleman’s high school team issued a similar statement. On July 11, the Norcross High School football club posted a statement on Instagram: “It is with great grief to share with you the news that our brother has died.” “Bradley Coleman was a friend and father, as well as an ambassador for goodwill. Everybody will be kept informed of any arrangements or ways that you can support the family.