West Georgia Technical College Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach Todd Pratt has resigned to accept a position with the Miami Marlins organization, the College announced today.
Pratt – the only baseball coach in Golden Knight history – has been leading the NJCAA Division I (GCAA) program since its inception in 2010 as a club team. He was named Athletic Director in November 2015.
"Coach Pratt has done a great job leading the Golden Knights first as baseball coach and then as athletic director," WGTC President Steve G. Daniel said. "His departure will certainly leave a void at WGTC, but we wish him the very best with the transition back into professional league baseball. Plus, we know he'll always be a Golden Knight."
WGTC Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Tonya Whitlock has appointed Athletic Coordinator Misty Lang as Interim Athletic Director and assistant baseball coach Beau Welborn as Interim Head Baseball Coach. Both appointments began January 1 will last up to six months or until a permanent replacement is named.
"I'm thankful that Lang and Welborn were able to step in so quickly to help fill the void left by Coach Pratt," Whitlock said. "I've met with both of them and I am certain they'll keep the programs moving forward. I'd also like to congratulate Coach Pratt and thank him for his service to the WGTC Golden Knights."
Welborn played college baseball at University of West Georgia, West Georgia Tech and University of North Georgia, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in health and physical education.