MSU’s “new” head coach says leading Eagles “a dream come true”


MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Preston Spradlin’s dream has come true.

The newest men’s basketball coach at Morehead State is no longer the interim and has a 4-year deal to put the Eagles back on the map.

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The winningiest OVC postseason program is rich in tradition and history.  Spradlin knows that.

He’s already working hard to get the Eagles back to the promised land.

Spradlin’s Kentucky through-and-through.  From Betsy Layne to Alice Lloyd and UK to Johnson arena.

Spradlin is the youngest division one hoops head coach at 30 years old.  He’s working for a man, Brian Hutchinson, who was at one-time the youngest DI athletics director when he took over MSU at 30.

So it’s a nice fit.

Hear from both Spradlin and Hutchinson in the video.

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at