Photo courtesy of David Bannister.
Former Bucs Coach Jeremy Pruitt
Former Hoover High Buccaneers coach Jeremy Pruitt, left, was recently named defensive coordinator for the Georgia Bulldogs. He’s pictured with David Bannister.
A former member of the Hoover High coaching staff, fresh off his third BCS National Championship, has been named as the next defensive coordinator of the Georgia Bulldogs.
On Jan. 14, the University of Georgia announced that Jeremy Pruitt, most recently the defensive coordinator for Florida State University, would assume the same role at Georgia. Pruitt will replace Todd Grantham, who left Georgia for the University of Louisville.
Pruitt served as defensive coordinator for the Hoover High Buccaneers from 2004-2006, and during that time the team’s record was 42-3. The Bucs made three trips to the AHSAA 6A State Championship in that span and won two. According to the Alabama High School Football Historical Society, Pruitt’s defenses allowed an average of only 14 points per game.
Pruitt joined the Crimson Tide in 2007 as director of player development and became defensive backs coach in 2010.
While serving as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at FSU, Pruitt’s squad ended the 2013 title-winning season ranked first in the nation in scoring defense, allowing only 12 points per game.
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