Pruitt officially announced as Fitzgerald head coach

Pruitt officially announced as Fitzgerald head coach

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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