STEVE PREST: 1966-2009

Steve Prest, a former professional and coach, has died suddenly at the age of 43.

Prest coached Shaun Murphy to victory at the 2005 World Championship and was in Neil Robertson and Ronnie O’Sullivan’s corner at the Crucible this year.

He worked with youngsters in his native Yorkshire and was an accredited World Snooker coach.

He was found dead at his home on Friday.

Steve was an affable bloke and well regarded as a coach. His death at such a young age has come as a terrible shock to his many friends in the snooker world.

We here at Snooker Scene send our sympathies to his family.


Anonymous said...

RIP Steve :(

Editha Herrmann said...

My depest condulence for his family and his friends!!

Matt said...

Blimey that is a shock, had met him at the World Championship qualifiers where he was working with Peter Lines, he seemed fine then. Very sad.

Roland said...

Wow, that's a big shock! I played on his team in the Harrogate league a few times. I'm sure there will be big shockwaves around the local scene. Condolences to his family and all at the Manhatten Snooker Club in Harrogate.

Devil's Advocate said...

Very sad news. My condolences go to Steve Prest's family.

Anonymous said...

RIP Steve Prest very sad news.

Anonymous said...

sad news indeed.

Anonymous said...

Thats awful news.
Saw him at Sheffield while he assisted Ronnie in his first round match in which he won.
Ronnie didn't seem to be coached by Steve during his 2nd round defeat.
Didn't know the man personally but he certainly helped both Ronnie and obviously Shaun Murphy.
I would think he played a significant part in Murphy's shock win in 2005.

Anonymous said...

This is really, really sad news. I am in total shock.
In your words Steve "we are really good mates" - and Steve we will remain so forever.
Big hug and as your text... X
My condolences to your daughter Emma and your Mum - RIP Steve and be with your Dad

Anonymous said...

terrible news my thoughts are with your mum and daughter emma RIP steve.

Janie Watkins said...

I was so shocked when I got the news on Saturday.

I thought people might like to know that Steve's daughter has set up a Tribute group on Facebook, where people can join and add their thoughts about Steve.

Anonymous said...

Steve was a close family friend and was only round our place eating all the scones last week! it's sad and he will be dearly missed by everyone. Rest In Peace, Steve.

Emma Prest :) said...


Words cannot describe how much i will miss you, but i am so glad that you were my dad for the first 14 (nearly 15) years of my life, i couldnt have wished for a better dad than you. You truly were one special man. I will miss you so so much and you will always have a place in my heart. Will you look after grandpa for me and give him the biggest kiss ever. I will never forget how happy you made me, and how proud of me you were. I hope i can carry on making you proud and i hope you will never forget me. I cannot put in to words how much i loved you and i just want you to know that you will be missed soo sooo much by everybody.

And just remember ‘PREST POWER’

Love you forever, Rest In Peace Top Dad.