Brady went to University Texas Edinburg (1971) and Texas A&I Kingsville, now Texas A&M Kingsville, majoring in Criminal Justice/History.
Brady recently retired from Law Enforcement after 27 years of service, and retired as a Chief of Police. Prior to his law enforcement career, Brady was a Locomotive Engineer for 15 years with Missouri Pacific/Union Pacific Railroad.
Brady makes his home in South, Texas. Brady has been married to his wife Ida for 33 years, and he has one son and two grandsons. Brady has been a fan of the Dallas Cowboys since 1962.