Chad Prewett is in his second season as the special assistant to head coach Bruce Pearl after joining the program in June 2014.
Prewett, who came to Auburn following a seven-year run at Lee-Scott Academy in Auburn, handles all of coach Bruce Pearl's speaking engagements and is also the team liaison with various departments on campus, including marketing and media relations. He is also highly involved in the Auburn Tip-Off Club, which resumed activities in 2014-15 following a two-year break and saw the highest participation in club history.
Prewett joined the staff at Lee-Scott Academy in 2007 as both the boys and girls basketball and track coach. He led the varsity boys basketball team to the 2012 AISA State Championship, a runner-up finish in 2011 and the Final Four in 2009 and 2010. Over the years the Lee-Scott boys team's went 139-31. On the girls side he led the program to four AISA State Championships (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013), a runner-up finish in 2014 and the Final Four in 2008 and 2010. Five times he was named the AISA All-Star Game Coach, he was the 2009 AISA Coach of the Yea and the OA News Coach of the Year four times (2012 - boys; 2008, 2009, 2011 - girls). He also coached the AISA Track State Champions in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
"It is an amazing opportunity when you combine Coach Pearl and what he has done with the college that I have been a fan of my whole life. It's just perfect," Prewett said.
"(My family and I) have been here for seven years and we are rooted here. Combine that with the opportunity to be with one of the greatest coaches ever and I'm pretty excited about the opportunity."
Prior to his stay at Lee-Scott Prewett was the varsity boys basketball and track coach at Faith Academy in Mobile from 2004-07. He led the boys basketball team to the 2006 AISA State Championship, the 2005 Final Four and was the 2006 AISA All-Star Game Coach and Coach of the Year. He led Faith Academy to a 63-21 record.
Prewett started his coaching career at Escambia Academy. From 1995-2004 he was a coach for the basketball, football, golf and track teams and added the title of Athletics Director from 1998-04. Escambia was awarded the AISA Chairman's Award for Outstanding Program in 1998, 1999 and 2000.
Prewett earned a bachelor's of science from Troy State University in 1994 in health, physical education and recreation and a Master's degree in Foundations of Education in 2000. He and his wife Tonya have three daughters: Madison, Mallory and Mary Mykal.