Lesley Drury-Prather Photo

Lesley Drury-Prather

Head Coach 4th season


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.

2012 Volleyball Roster
# Name Cl. Pos. Ht. Hometown Previous School
2 Coral Maybrier FR OH 5-7 Louisville, Ky. Holy Cross H.S.
4 Emily Knight SR DS 5-2 New Albany, Ind. New Albany H.S.
5 Stephanie Bradshaw SO DS 5-3 Louisville, Ky. Butler Traditional H.S.
6 Meaghen Tompkins SO S/DS 5-5 Louisville, Ky. Assumption H.S.
7 Kristyn Maymon SO OH 5-7 Sellersburg, Ind. Silver Creek H.S.
9 Sara Schum SO MB 5-10 Louisville, Ky. Holy Cross H.S.
11 Kelsey Davidson FR DS 5-6 New Albany, Ind. Providence H.S.
14 PJ Cockerell SR MB 6-0 Corydon, Ind. Corydon Central H.S.
17 Kristen Newberry SO DS 5-4 Louisville, Ky. Mercy Academy H.S.
21 Lindsey Maymon SR OH 5-6 Sellersburg, Ind. Silver Creek H.S.
22 Jade Troutman JR MB 5-8 Mt. Washington Ky. Bullitt East H.S.

Coaching Staff

Lesley Drury-Prather Photo
Head Coach
4th season
Vanessa Taylor Photo
Assistant Coach
2nd season
Katie Tinsley Photo
Assistant Coach
2nd season
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