The BDS Agency President, Brian D. Stanchak, announced today the official addition of the collegiate men’s basketball coach management division to The BDS Agency’s portfolio, which also includes the collegiate women’s basketball coach management division and Head Coach Training Center. Stanchak is also pleased to announce that former Division I Head Men’s Basketball Coach and National Championship winning Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Lewis Preston as the lead agent for the collegiate men’s basketball division. By adding Preston, Stanchak will continue to manage and focus on all aspects of the agency’s industry leading collegiate women’s basketball coach division.
“I am very excited to officially add the collegiate men’s basketball coach division to The BDS Agency’s portfolio and Lewis to the BDS team,” said Stanchak. “As a former Division I Head Coach, basketball media contributor, and corporate/educational leadership trainer, Lewis has the unique first-hand experience that will allow him to successfully advise, market, and represent collegiate men’s basketball coaches. I have been approached frequently since I founded The BDS Agency regarding representing men’s basketball coaches, and while I represent a select few, I never wanted to compromise on The BDS Agency’s original core focus of collegiate women’s basketball coaches as the priority. By adding someone like Lewis, women’s basketball coaches will remain my priority, while Lewis will be able to be a valuable advocate and resource for collegiate men’s basketball coaches.”
Lewis Preston joins The BDS Agency, bringing with him 17 years of Division I coaching experience, including three seasons as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Kennesaw State University. Prior to KSU, Preston served as an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Penn State University under Ed DeChellis, University of Florida under Billy Donovan, University of Notre Dame under Mike Brey, and Coastal Carolina University under Pete Strickland. While at Florida, he was a part of the program’s NCAA National Championship in 2006-07.
In 2015, Preston took his nearly two decades of coaching experience and transitioned to values-based, decision-making firm IntegrityATL.com, serving as Vice President of Client Engagement. In his role, he focuses on working with high school and collegiate student-athletes, as well as small and medium-sized business groups, to provide solutions in Integrity Selling, Integrity Service, Integrity Communication, Foundational Core Values, and goal setting. In 2018, Preston joined the Pat Summitt Leadership Group as the Leadership Summit Director.
Preston earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Virginia Military Institute in 1993, where he twice earned All-Southern Conference honors. Following graduation, he spent four years playing overseas before beginning his coaching career. Preston resides outside Atlanta, GA with his wife, Angela, and daughters, Alexandra and Emma.
“Joining The BDS Agency is a natural fit,” said Preston. “In the two plus years I have known Brian, he has been committed, dedicated, loyal and trustworthy to his client base. More importantly, these attributes to describe Brian and The BDS Agency have created a brand that has a long-term relationship focus in finding the right coaches to fit the agency’s value system. With the current proven successful system in place, we will focus on the right up-and-coming, as well as established, coaches in collegiate men’s basketball.”
Stanchak founded The BDS Agency in 2013 after spending a combined 15 years as a Division I basketball coach and collegiate Director of Athletics. Since 2014, The BDS Agency has represented 33 clients who have obtained a first-time or new Division I Head Coach position, as well as over 30 Division I Head Coach clients who have had their contract extended or renegotiated.