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.
Chance has been following basketball since he was four years old. The grandson of a coach, he grew up going to every one of his games. Chance has attended every Top 28 since 2004, participating in two as a player for St. Thomas More in 2013 and 2014, and a member of the 2013 state championship team.
After graduating high school, Chance began coaching middle school basketball, taking a team that hadn't won a single game in over three years, and leading them to a four win season. Following that successful season, he was offered a job as head middle school coach and assistant high school coach at David Thibodaux STEM Academy in Lafayette, where he won the first parish championship in school history.
After spending 4 seasons at David Thibodaux, he accepted a job as an assistant coach at Bossier Parish Community College, one of the top junior college programs in the country, where he has helped various junior college players achieve their dream of playing at a 4 year university. He hopes to bring his knowledge and coaching expertise, as well as player knowledge to the Prep Hoops Network.
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.