Auburn promotes Chad Prewett to interim assistant coach

In News by Blake Lovell

Auburn has promoted Chad Prewett to interim assistant coach.

The move comes a week after assistant coach Chuck Person was suspended without pay following his arrest on federal charges of bribery, fraud, and conspiracy.

Prewett served three years as a special assistant to Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl before being elevated to Director of Basketball Operations in April.

There is currently no timetable for how long Prewett will serve in the assistant role.

Lovell’s Analysis

This moved seemed inevitable following Person’s suspension.

Prewett is well-respected within basketball circles and has continued to climb up the coaching ladder at Auburn.

Of course, he probably wishes this latest move had come under better circumstances.

It has definitely been quite the week for the program after the recruiting scandal broke, and to make matters worse, big man Austin Wiley suffered another leg injury.

This is a team that may be one of the deepest in the SEC in terms of talent, and I’ve continually talked about Auburn having the necessary tools to be an NCAA Tournament team this upcoming season.

However, it’s not ideal for all of this to hit right as practice gets started, as there are now more questions than answers for a team loaded with potential.

That’s why it’ll be an interesting road ahead for the Tigers given everything that has taken place the past seven days.

Blake Lovell is the founder of Southeast Hoops. He hosts the Marching to Madness podcast, which features interviews with coaches around the country. He also hosts a weekly college basketball show on WNSR 560AM/95.9 FM in Nashville. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Athlon Sports, Rivals, FanRag Sports, and many more.