Lesley Drury-Prather begins her fourth season as head coach of the IU Southeast Volleyball program.
The IU Southeast volleyball team has reached the conference tournament semifinals every year during her tenure.
Prather is a fomer volleyball player at the University of Louisville.
Louisville advanced to the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship every year Drury-Prather lettered for the Cardinals. During her freshman year (1998), Drury-Prather also helped the Cardinals reach the Sweet 16.
While playing college volleyball, Drury-Prather was named C-USA All-Conference for her outstanding play in 2000 and 2001. She was also a member of two C-USA Tournament Championship teams in 1998 and 2000. A true student-athlete, Drury-Prather was also named to the Athletic Director's and C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for her commitment to academics.
She also competed with the Cardinals' track team for three years in the high jump and heptathlon.
Drury-Prather graduated from the University of Louisville in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing. In 2005, she also earned a Master's of Science in Sports Administration for Louisville.
After completing her college playing career and graduating, Drury-Prather joined the Cardinal Athletic Department, working in marketing and community relations from 2002-05.
A native of Louisville, Drury-Prather attended high school at Pleasure Ridge Park (PRP) where she lettered in three sports (volleyball, women's basketball, and track).
Drury-Prather coached volleyball at her alma-mater (PRP) from 2003-05. She has also coached club volleyball for the Louisville Thunder and Club South.
Currently a real estate agent for Mayer Realtors in Louisville, Lesley is married to Justin Prather. The couple resides in Louisville and has three children.