Morehead State University athletics programs excel because the coaches help these exceptional Eagle student-athletes realize their potential on and off the field. During the 2020-21 season, coaches in three MSU athletic programs were recognized by the Ohio Valley Conference for their dedication and success.
MSU Volleyball Head Coach and Athletic Director Dr. Jaime Gordon (Class of 2021) earned his fourth OVC Coach of the Year award. Navigating a season delayed due to an ongoing global pandemic, Gordon led Morehead State to its first OVC regular-season title since 2013, earning the program its first opportunity to host the OVC Volleyball Championship since 2013. He led the Eagles to a 15-1 record in the regular season, leading the program to its 1,000th overall victory on March 13, making Morehead State the only OVC program to reach 1,000 wins as a program.
MSU Rifle Head Coach Alan Joseph was voted the 2021 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year as the Eagles hosted the OVC championships and finished second among the four teams. Joseph was named the Coach of the Year for the second time in his tenure, earning the accolade in 2019.
MSU Men’s Basketball Head Coach Preston Spradlin was also named OVC Coach of the Year. The Eagles squad finished its season with a 23-8 record, including winning the OVC Championship and making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in a decade. MSU’s commitment to the basketball program’s future has been solidified with a contract extension, keeping Spradlin as the Eagles’ head coach through the 2024-25 season.
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