Preston Spradlin

Preston Spradlin (born December 30, 1986)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: James Madison Dukes
Current conference: Sun Belt Conference
Morehead State record: 142-116 (.550)
James Madison record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record: 142-116 (.550)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present James Madison
2016-2024 Morehead State
2014-2016 Morehead State (asst)
2011-2014 Kentucky (asst. DBO)
2009-2011 Kentucky (grad. asst)

Preston Spradlin Facts

  • Preston Spradlin
  • Born December 30, 1986
  • Hometown: Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Alma Mater: Alice Lloyd College (BA, 2009) / University of Kentucky (MS, 2011)
  • Played college basketball at NAIA Alice Lloyd College (KY) before joining John Calipari‘s staff as a graduate assistant at Kentucky in 2009
  • After earning his graduate degree in 2011, Spradlin became assistant director of basketball operations at UK
  • Joined former Kentucky player Sean Woods‘ staff at Morehead State in 2014
    • Took over as interim head coach in December 2016 when a player assault scandal forced Woods to resign his position
    • Guided the Eagles to a 12-9 (10-6 OVC) record through the rest of the season and was given the job permanently
    • Went 17-3 (OVC) to finish 2nd in 2020-21 and was named Ohio Valley COY; Eagles earned an NCAA bid by winning the OVC Tournament
    • Signed a new contract in March 2022 that extended his deal through the 2025-26 season
    • In 2023, Spradlin led the Eagles to their first Ohio Valley title since 2003 and he was again named OVC COY
  • Hired in March 2024 to become the new head coach at James Madison

Preston Spradlin Coaching Tree