Former assistant director of basketball operations and graduate assistant coach at the University of Kentucky has been named the head basketball coach at Morehead State University.
Spradlin took over the interim head coaching duties in December, after former Basketball star, Sean Woods had resigned as MSU basketball coach because of allegations pending against Woods of assaulting two Morehead State players in a game against Evansville in November.
Spradlin has officially had his interim tag removed. Spradlin said, “Having been a part of the Morehead State family the past three seasons, I fully understand how special this university is and I’m honored to continue serving our student-athletes in all facets and am eager to reignite our passionate fan base.”
President Wayne D. Andrews was preaching high praise of Coach Spradlin, saying , “I have appreciated his good work throughout the season and know his values will help us continue to achieve our goals at this high level.”
Spradlin, turned the season around for the Eagles this season, after some would say a very bad start. The Eagles was upset by Murray State in the OVC tournament but, Spradlin beat EKU as well as Murray State in the regular season. Spradlin finished his 21-game tenure with a 12-9 record.
A lot of people are expecting big things at MSU in the off-season and most people in the MSU community seem very pleased about the MSU athletic department’s decision to hire Preston Spradlin as the Morehead State Men’s Basketball Coach.