On Oct. 13, 2003, former Warrior assistant Jerry Pruitt
was was named the Head Volleyball Coach at Lewis-Clark State College.
He led the Warriors to an 11-3 record, (27-10 on the season) capturing the
Frontier Conference championship, a top-25 ranking and Region I runner up. Pruitt, who was an assistant at LCSC from 1994 to 1996, returns to Lewiston
having held head coaching positions at Francis Marion University and Radford
University. In 2002 and 2003, Pruitt served as first assistant at Gonzaga University under former LC Head Coach Kip Yoshimura.
In May of 1996, Pruitt was named the head coach at Francis Marion University
in Florence, South Carolina. In his three years in Florence, Pruitt led the
Patriots to an 87-12 record and the program's first ever trip to the NCAA
tournament in 1998. Under his tenure, the program captured the Peach Belt
Conference Tournament title in 1997 and 1998. Pruitt was named the
conference's Coach of the Year in 1996 and 1998 as his teams captured the
conference title in each of those seasons.
In May of 1999,
Pruitt left Francis Marion to take the head coaching position at Radford
University in Radford, Virginia. In two years at Radford his teams compiled
a 47-18 record, winning back-to-back Big South Conference titles in 1999 and
2000. In his second season, Pruitt guided the Highlanders to a Big South
Conference Tournament title and an NCAA birth vs. No. 6 Colorado State.
During his tenure at Radford the program boasted eight all-conference
selections, six all-tournament selections, and player of the year honorees.
In 1999 and 2000, Pruitt was honored as the Big South Conference Coach of
the Year and Virginia Sports Information Director's Coach of the Year in