Auburn Basketball Staff Update

Long-time Auburn men’s basketball staff members Chad Prewett (assistant coach), Mike Burgomaster (assistant coach/offensive coordinator), Ian Borders (director of scouting and recruiting) and Maddux Jeffreys (director of operations) have been elevated to new roles within the program.
In January, the NCAA Division I Council modernized its rules for coaching limits. The Council supported an increase of two coaches in men’s and women’s basketball. These additional coaches may engage in coaching activities but may not recruit off-campus. The rules change codified a waiver in those sports that allowed non-coaching staff members to engage in skill instruction.
“When the NCAA rule changes took place, most schools added one or two members to their coaching staff,” head coach Bruce Pearl said. “For me, I have always held the belief in promoting from within. We have a very experienced staff to lead our young men in this program including my veteran assistant, Ira Bowman, newest assistant, Corey Williams, and director of player development, Marquis Daniels.”
Prewett has been an original member of the staff since 2014, supporting the program in a variety of important roles including chief of staff, director of operations, interim assistant coach and special assistant. Prewett joined Auburn from the high school ranks, where he was an accomplished and decorated coach for more than 20 years winning 10 state championships at Lee-Scott Academy (5), Faith Academy (1) and Escambia Academy (4) combined.
“I am delighted to be able to promote Chad to assistant coach,” Pearl said. “Chad has had a tremendous impact on our program on and off the court. He is a great teacher of the game with a great basketball mind. As chief of staff, much of his focus has been off the court with the Bruce Pearl Family Foundation, AUTLIVE and Bruce Pearl Fore the Children Golf Classic, making a huge difference in the Auburn community, our program and the University.”
Burgomaster enters his eighth year with the program having risen from graduate assistant to recruiting coordinator and assistant to the head coach. He is in charge of internal operations, scheduling, on-campus recruiting, scouting/game planning and assisting with the team’s offense.
“To be 28 years old and to be an assistant coach at the SEC level speaks volumes about Mike’s talent and work ethic,” Pearl said. “He has one of the best offensive minds of anybody I’ve been around. Therefore, his promotion to assistant coach and offensive coordinator is quite an accomplishment.”
Borders enters his sixth year on The Plains and is responsible for cutting and breaking down film of opponents and practices, scouting and facilitating on-campus recruiting and running Bruce Pearl Basketball Camps.
“Ian has done a great job as our video coordinator over the last couple of years,” Pearl said. “The importance of video, in both the scouting and recruiting areas, is vital. This was an opportunity to elevate and recognize his basketball knowledge of evaluating players. He has done a phenomenal job with that for us.”
Jeffreys enters his eighth overall season with the program and was previously a four-year team manager. He currently assists in team travel, daily scheduling, analytics and scouting. 
“Maddux has been with us the last seven years, serving as a student manager, graduate assistant and assistant director of operations,” Pearl said. “He has obviously paid his dues. He understands our operation and the importance of helping our players be successful. When it comes to Auburn Basketball, it’s always more than just the basketball. There is community service, player development and fundraising. All the things that go into being a really good program.”

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