Ryan Pratt enters his first season as the head coach of the HBU men’s soccer team after three seasons with the Huskies as an assistant coach.
As the top assistant for the Huskies, Pratt played an integral role in all facets of the program. During his tenure as an assistant, the Huskies had two players receive All-WAC honors, one CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree, five CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and numerous Academic All-WAC selections. Additionally, the Huskies received the National Soccer Coaches Association Team Academic Award each season.
Pratt came to HBU from Jacksonville, Fla., where he spent two seasons as the head men’s soccer coach at Jacksonville University. The Dolphins qualified both seasons for the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament. Under Pratt’s leadership, the team received back-to-back National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Awards while coaching five All-Conference selections.
Prior to his time at JU, Pratt spent two years as an assistant coach at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Va., from 2010-12. During his time, the Rams had back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2003-04. He also coached three NSCAA All-Region players and 10 All-Colonial Athletic Association members.
Pratt spent nine seasons as the head men’s soccer coach at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Ala. He had an overall record of 99-61-12 and a 43-17-2 conference mark. He set the program record with 18 wins in 2007 and had a perfect conference record (6-0) in 2008. The Falcons went to the NCAA Division II National Tournament four times and were national semifinalists in 2007. Pratt is the school record holder for all-time wins and all-time winning percentage.
He was the assistant men’s soccer coach at Alabama-Huntsville from 2000-01. He coached one NSCAA All-Region recipient and three Gulf South Conference selections, including First Team All-Conference. He began his coaching career as the assistant women’s coach at UAB from 1997-99.
Pratt earned a bachelor of arts degree at UAB in 1998. He was a four-year letter winner for the Blazers’ men’s soccer team. The team went 54-21-3 and made its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1994. The Blazers were Conference USA Regular Season Champions the following season, in 1995.
Pratt played semi-professional soccer for both the Alabama Saints and Nashville Metros for the United Systems of Independent Soccer League.
He has a certified United States Soccer Federation “B” License.
Pratt and his wife, Libby, have two children.