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Josh Pruitt - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • Currently in his 12th season on the UK coaching staff, his fourth as the director of operations.
  • Moved to his current position in March of 2020 after one season (2019) as the director of player personnel.
  • Spent the 2018 season as quality control for defense.
  • Served five years as the director of player development before moving to quality control.
  • Prior to player development, he was as a graduate assistant for the Wildcats’ offense.
  • Came to Kentucky in 2013 from Kilgore Junior College where he was the assistant head coach.
  • Under Pruitt’s tutelage, Kilgore went 8-3 in 2012 and earned an invitation to the inaugural Brazos Valley Bowl at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.
  • Played for two seasons at Garden City (Kan.) Community College before transferring to Troy.
  • Was a member of the 2006 Sun Belt championship and the 2006 New Orleans Bowl championship team.
  • After his playing days, served as a graduate assistant at Troy for three seasons, helping the Trojans win three straight Sun Belt Conference championship titles (2007, 2008 and 2009).
  • Also had coaching stints at Catholic University in Washington D.C. and East Mississippi Junior College in Scooba, Miss.
  • Received his undergraduate degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in criminal law, both from Troy.
  • Also earned a master’s degree in sports administration from Kentucky.
  • Originally from Ellsworth, Kan..
  • Married to the former Allison Farrington of Andalusia, Alabama and the couple has two children, a son, Cannon and a daughter, Oakleigh.
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