Lewis Preston is in his sixth year as an assistant coach at Notre Dame and his eighth in the collegiate ranks. Since joining the Irish staff, he has worked with the Irish post players and been an instrumental part of the development in this area. Preston also is a key part of Notre Dame’s national recruiting efforts.
Preston has had the opportunity to work with two former players currently in the NBA –Troy Murphy (Golden State Warriors) and Ryan Humphrey (Memphis Grizzlies). Both were first-round draft picks in back-to-back seasons as Murphy was the 14th overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft, while Humphrey was a 19th selection in 2002. Under his guidance, current junior Torin Francis has led the Irish in rebounding in successive seasons and been a member of the BIG EAST all-rookie team in 2003 and honorable mention all-conference team in 2004.