Andrew names Pritchett heads women's basketball coach

Andrew names Pritchett heads women's basketball coach

CUTHBERT, Ga. -- Courtney Pritchett has been named as Andrew College's new head women's basketball coach, Interim Athletic Director Blake Williams announced on Thursday.

Pritchett arrives on College Street following a season as assistant coach at Tuskegee University.

No stranger to the National Junior College Athletic Association, Georgia College Athletic Association or Region XVII, Pritchett previously served as the lead assistant at Darton State College in Albany, Ga., under legendary women's basketball coach Lea Henry.

During Pritchett's time Darton State soared to great heights of consecutive nationally rankings and a 55-9 overall mark. With Pritchett on the sidelines the Cavaliers excelled on the court with two junior college all Americans, two NCAA Division I, 10 NCAA Division II and one NCAA Division III signees

"We are fortunate to have Pritchett leading our women's basketball program," Williams said. "Coach Pritchett brings a wealth of experience and strong recruiting ties to this position."

Pritchett basketball passions began on the boys' side of the game. He served as assistant for the 2008 state championship boys' team at Bullock County.

Following the state championship success, Pritchett landed a head girls and district high school athletic director job. For six years he coached girls high school basketball to 80 wins and six straight area tournament appearances. Also during that period Pritchett assisted five players on to play at collegiate level.

The dedication to service does not stop there. Sgt Pritchett served our country in Kuwait and Iraqi, during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2002-03.

Pritchett received his B.S in Recreational Therapy and M.Ed in Collaborative Teaching from Alabama State University. He will graduate in June of 2016 with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Coach Pritchett and his wife of 11-years, Krystal have three children, Trinitee (10), Trinton (8) and Trishten (5).