Bob Pruett American football head coach

Bob Pruett (born June 20, 1943) is best known as the former head football coach of the Marshall University Thundering Herd for nine seasons from 1996 to 2004. During his tenure at Marshall, the Thundering Herd compiled a record of 94-23 (.803 winning percentage), featured two undefeated seasons, won six conference championships, won 5 of 7 bowl games, and captured the I-AA National Championship in 1996. He has coached many high-profile NFL starting players, including six-time Pro Bowl receiver Randy Moss, two-time Comeback Player of the Year Chad Pennington, and Byron Leftwich. In 1999, he was inducted into the Marshall University Athletics Hall of Fame for his collegiate career in football, track & field, and wrestling. Pruett earned his first collegiate coaching job in 1979 as the defensive line coach for his alma mater, Marshall University. In 1981, he became the defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator for the Herd until the end of the 1982 season. Before the start of the 1983 season, Pruett joined the coaching staff of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons as the defensive backs coach. His life-long friend, Al Groh, was the head coach of the Demon Deacons at the time.

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Date of birth
June 20th, 1943
Place of birth


1. Marshall University Colleges/University

Marshall University is a coeducational public research university in Huntington, West Virginia, United States founded in 1837, and named after John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the United States.

2012. 91.6 mil. $
2010. 69.3 mil. $
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1 John Marshall Dr, 25755 - Huntington, West Virginia
2012. 9,892
2010. 10,018
2009. 9,689
2012. 3,387
2010. 4,174
Acceptance rate
2012. 79.8 %
2010. 81.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 6.22 K $
2011. 5.65 K $
2010. 5.29 K $
2009. 5.24 K $
2008. 4.75 K $
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People attended Marshall University connected by profession and/or age

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