Preston is a newcomer to the Prep Hoops Louisiana crew but he is definitely not a rookie. He comes to our team with a wealth of basketball knowledge spanning 20 plus years.
After graduating from ULM in Education and teaching social studies, he began his coaching career at Southwood HS under Matthew Ponder. Under their leadership, they finished 2nd in district 1-5A and made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs. He moved to Keithville Middle School as a counselor but continued to coach on the AAU circuit. He coached three teams that qualified or participated in the Division 2 AAU national tournament. Preston also has served as a coach and mentor for several college basketball players from the Shreveport area. This wealth of knowledge is what Preston is bringing to the Prep Hoops staff.
Josh has been covering high school sports in Louisiana since graduating from the University of New Orleans in 2012. He began as a sports writer at a newspaper in New Orleans and has since moved on to the Hammond area. Over the years, Josh has covered a variety of sports from football to tennis and, of course, basketball.
In December of 2013, he began filming and producing highlights for nearly every game he covered. Eventually, Josh began creating and storing files for each player he thought had next-level potential. To date, he has film on at least 320 basketball players (149 boys, 171 girls) throughout Louisiana.
For Prep Hoops Louisiana, Josh will lend some analysis as a writer but is hoping to let the film do most of the talking. The files do no good sitting on his hard drive so Josh hopes to bring as much of it to light as possible for Prep Hoops LA.