Fall 2021 SS Magazine

SS PODCAST: Morehead State's Preston Spradlin on basketball success, coaching for greater purpose

THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING PRESTON SPRADLIN

Preston Spradlin is the men’s basketball head coach for Morehead State. In 2021, he led the Eagles program to prominence by winning the program’s first Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship in 10 years, and leading his club to the NCAA Tournament with a 23-8 record. He was named OVC Coach of the Year.

Spradlin joined Morehead State in 2014 as an assistant coach and became the head coach in 2016. Prior to his time with the Eagles, he spent five seasons with the University of Kentucky basketball program and head coach John Calipari. Spradlin spent two campaigns (2009-11) as a graduate assistant with the Wildcats before three years as the assistant director of operations (2011-14). His duties included film breakdown, creating and maintaining playbooks, assisting with opponent scouting, and day-to-day operations.

Today on the podcast, we talk to Spradlin about his historical 2021 season, his testimony of faith in Jesus, how Christ guides him as a coach, working with Kentucky, and the impact Calipari has had on his life.

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