Preston Hadley
Defensive Ends/Hybrids Coach
(801) 422-2916
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Defensive Ends/Hybrids Coach

Years at BYU

  • Coach: 2018-present
  • Player: 2011-12


  • BYU (B.A. Communications, 2013)
  • Concordia University Irvine (Master's in coaching and athletic administration, 2016)

Years Overall Coaching


Coaching Experience

  • BYU, defensive ends/hybrids coach (2021-present)
  • BYU, safeties coach (2018-2020)
  • Weber State, secondary coach, recruiting coordinator (2016-2017)
  • Santa Ana College, cornerbacks, kick/punt return teams, recruiting coordinator (2015)
  • BYU, graduate assistant - defensive backs, wide receivers (2013-14)

Coaching Career Highlights

  • In 2017, helped the Wildcats to a Big Sky Conference title, a school-record 11 wins and two wins in the FCS playoffs
  • Coached Taron Johnson – Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year this past season while earning first-team Associated Press FCS All-America accolades
  • Had three defensive backs under Hadley’s care to earn all-conference honors in 2017
  • Weber State’s 2017 defense led the Big Sky in total defense, scoring defense, rushing defense, pass efficiency defense and red zone defense
  • 2017 defense ranked in the top 25 nationally in nine different statistical categories, including No. 6 in interceptions (18), No. 8 in total turnovers (28), No. 9 in red zone defense (.676), No. 13 in pass efficiency defense (107.29) and No. 16 in scoring defense (17.6 ppg)
  • In 2016, helped Weber State create the top passing defense in the Big Sky
  • Wildcats earned a 7-5 record in 2016, third-place conference finish and WSU’s first trip to the FCS Playoffs in seven years
  • Coached two all-league defensive backs in 2016

Playing Career

  • Started all 26 games at corner for the Cougars in 2011 and 2012 after transferring from Snow College
  • National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society honoree
  • Part of one of the best defensive units in BYU history in 2012, contributing 66 tackles, one interception and seven pass breakups to the nation’s No. 3-rated defense (266.1 ypg)
  • The Cougars also ranked No. 2 in rushing defense (86.9 ypg), No. 3 in scoring defense (14.0 ppg), No. 10 in passing defense (179.2 ypg) and No. 15 in passes defended (5.69)
  • 2012 All-Independent Team honoree racked up 117 tackles over his two seasons to go along with 21 pass breakups and 2.5 sacks
  • His 14 pass breakups in 2011 tied for No. 9 nationally
  • At Snow College was a first-team all-conference honors and was the Region 18 Defensive MVP as a sophomore while helping the Badgers to a No. 7 national ranking
  • Following his BYU career, the Seattle Seahawks invited Hadley to participate in its minicamp as a free agent 


  • Pleasant Grove, Utah


  • Served LDS mission to the New York South Mission from 2007-09
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