The 2016 season was the first year for Preston Hadley as an assistant coach at Weber State. Hadley coaches the secondary and WSU and is the recruiting coordinator. He joined the Wildcat program in February 2016.
In 2016, Hadley helped lead Weber State to a 7-5 record, a third-place finish in the Big Sky Conference and WSU’s first trip to the FCS Playoffs in seven years. Weber State led the conference in passing defense in 2016.
Hadley came to Weber State from Santa Ana Junior College where he spent the 2015 season as an assistant coach. He coached the cornerbacks for the Dons and was also the recruiting coordinator.
Hadley is also former player at BYU, where he played defensive back for two years for the Cougars in 2011 and 2012. In 26 games in his two seasons at BYU, Hadley had 117 total tackles with 21 pass breakups and 2.5 sacks. He started all 26 games and earned All-Independent team honors.
Prior to BYU, he played two years at Snow Junior College where he earned All-Conference honors and recorded 125 career tackles with three sacks and three forced fumbles. He helped lead Snow to two Top of the Mountains Bowl titles and two conference championships.
A native of Pleasant Grove, Utah, Hadley graduated from BYU in 2013 with a degree in Communications. He earned a master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine in 2016.