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Pruitt officially announced as Fitzgerald head coach

Tucker Pruitt (Source: WALB) Tucker Pruitt (Source: WALB)

The term dream job is tossed around often, but for Ben Hill county native Tucker Pruitt, the phrase is fitting.

The 31-year-old was announced as the head coach of Fitzgerald high school Tuesday.

The former Valdosta High offensive coordinator introduced his family and gave a brief speech at the Ben Hill County school board meeting.

Pruitt is not only taking over a program he formerly played for, but one his father, Robby Pruitt, posted 120 wins at.

He's not trying to emulate his father, or any coach before him.

Pruitt--who said in his job interview that he bleeds purple-- is looking to make his own footprint in the Hurricanes program.

"Ever since I got into coaching its been a goal to end up as a head coach and something I wanted to do," said Pruitt. "I never thought the first head coaching job would be at a place like Fitzgerald, my alma mater, a place where football is really big and has such great tradition."

As an assistant, Pruitt is fresh off a state championship season with the Valdosta Wildcats.

He's already met with his new players and is working on solidifying his staff.

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