Coach Pruitt is entering his 5th year as the Head baseball coach at Spanish Fort High School. Prior to arriving at Spanish Fort, he served as an assistant varsity football coach, head strength and conditioning coordinator, and Head Baseball coach at Enterprise High School. Prior to his employment at Enterprise, he served as a graduate assistant at Troy University as a strength and conditioning coach while graduating with a Masters in Physical Education in December of 2012. Preceding his graduate assistantship, Coach Pruitt was an intern at Troy University and SPEED Sports Performance in Peachtree City, GA. Coach Pruitt is a graduate of G.W. Long where he was part of 3 state championship baseball teams and a total of 9 state or conference champions for his career as a player and coach. From there he signed a baseball scholarship with Central Alabama Community College and obtained an associate degree and was also tabbed an Academic All-American in 2005. Next, Coach Pruitt signed with the University of Montevallo where he graduated with a degree in Exercise Science (’07), lettered in baseball for 2 years and was a two time All-American. In June of 2007, Coach Pruitt was a 23rd round selection in the First Year Players Draft by the Oakland A’s. He spent three years in their minor league system before retiring in early 2010. Also, in 2010, Coach Pruitt was tabbed 1st Team All-Decade Team of the Gulf South Conference. In 2018, Coach Pruitt was inducted into the University of Montevallo Hall of Fame. Coach Pruitt is a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach certified and a certified member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and one of 7 Registered Strength Coaches in the state of Alabama. Coach Pruitt was also selected to take part in USA Baseball serving as a Task Force Member for the summer of 2022 in which he was part of the player selection process for both the 16U and 15U National teams.
During his Enterprise tenure, Coach Pruitt’s teams broke numerous school records. In 2017, his team broke the school record for wins (30), fielding % (.947), OBP (.435), homeruns in game (7) which is also tied for 2nd All-Time in the state of Alabama. In 2018, his team broke the school records for stolen bases (121), HBP (85) which ranks 6th All-Time in the state of Alabama. His 2022 Spanish Fort team stole 193 bases which ranks 6th All-time.
From 2016-2022, he has coached 10 All-State players, 3 North/South All Stars, 5 Pre-Season Under Armour All-Americans, and 1 North/South All-Star Game MVP.
Coach Pruitt is married to Melissa Pruitt and the proud father of twin girls (Isabella and Selena) and son (Alexander).