AUBURN, Ala. – Chad Prewett has been promoted to Auburn Basketball Director of Operations, head coach Bruce Pearl announced Thursday.
Prewett spent the previous three seasons as the special assistant to Pearl after coming to Auburn following a seven-year run at Lee-Scott Academy. He handled all of Pearl’s coordinated external relations and events, was the team liaison with various departments on campus and was very involved with Pearl’s AUTLIVE initiative to benefit cancer patients in the fight to beat cancer.
“I am extremely thankful for Coach Pearl hiring me to be a part of his staff three years ago, and I appreciate the opportunity he has rewarded me to continue working with him in an increased role,” said Prewett. “Auburn has meant so much to my family and I throughout my lifetime, and there’s nothing better than being an Auburn Tiger.
“We have created a tight bond working together on and off the court. His trust in me means everything, and I embrace the chance to continue building this program. We have some outstanding student-athletes in our program, and I look forward to helping their growth as well.”
Prewett also directed the Bruce Pearl Fore the Children Golf Classic and Bruce, Barkley and Basketball Golf Classic and all of the Bruce Pearl Basketball Camps.
“When I came to Auburn three years ago, I was very interested in hiring an Alabama high school coach in some capacity,” said Pearl. “Taking care of business at home is the key to building a great program. Little did I know then that I was getting a great coach, teacher, father and friend. Chad will do a great job coordinating our basketball operation.”
At Lee-Scott Academy, Prewett led the boys varsity basketball team to the 2012 AISA State Championship and led the girls varsity basketball team to four AISA State Championships in 2009 and 2011-13.
Five times he was named the AISA All-Star Game Coach , was the 2009 AISA Coach of the Year and the Opelika-Auburn 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.
Prewett started his coaching career at Escambia Academy where from 1995-2004 he was a coach for the basketball, football, golf and track teams and added the title of Athletics Director from 1998-2004. Escambia was awarded the AISA Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Program in 1998, 1999 and 2000.