Jeremy Pruitt, the Tennessee Volunteers’ current head coach, is a professional football coach hailing from the United States of America. He worked as a defensive coordinator before and during his period as a defensive coordinator; his defense ranked top 10 frequently.
|Full Name||Jeremy Pruitt|
|Date Of Birth||May 28, 1974|
|Birth Place||Rainsville, Alabama, United States|
|Profession||Football Coach, Former American Football Player|
|Current Coaching Team||Tennessee Volunteers football|
|Net Worth||US $5 million|
Jeremy Pruitt was born to parents Dale and Melissa Pruitt on the 28th of May of 1074 in Rainsville, located in Alabama, USA. His father works as a head coach in high school football teams. While at Plainview, he played high school football for his father’s team. With being named all-state from 1991 to 1993, he helped the team reach their record of 48-8. He transferred to the University of Alabama after his sophomore year.
Jeremy started his career as a football player and played for the Middle Tennessee team from 1993 to 1994. From 1995 to 1996, he served for the Alabama Crimson Tide and started his coaching career in 1997. In 1997, Jeremy worked as a graduate coach at Alabama. In 1998, he was the coach for the Plainview HS team’s defensive backs and was then the defensive backs coach for West Alabama in 1999. He returned to Plainview HS as a defensive coordinator in 2000.
From 2001 to 2003, he coached the Fort Payne HS team. In 2004, he was the defensive backs coach at Hoover HS. From 2005 to 2006, he was their defensive coordinator and also their defensive backs coach. From 2007 to 2009, he worked as a director of player development for the Alabama Crimson Tide. From 2010 to 2012, Jeremy Pruitt was their defensive backs coach. In 2013, he worked as the Florida State Seminoles football team’s defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.
From 2014 to 2016, Georgia Bulldogs had him as their defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. From 2016 to 2017, he worked once again for Alabama. His defense lineup in 2017 got ranked number two in the nation. It was a part of the 2017 National Championship winning team. As a defensive coordinator and assistant coach, he won five National Championships in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2017.
He started his head coaching career in December of 2017 after the University of Tennessee hired him as their head coach. He made his head coaching debut in September of 2018 in a match against the West Virginia Mountaineers. They, however, lost the game 40-14. He won his first game as a head coach the following week against East Tennessee State Buccaneers. Jeremy Pruitt finished the season 5-7. His SEC record was 2-6 that season.
The 2019 season started with two losses for the Volunteers as they lost against the BYU Cougars and Georgia State Panthers. They went 45-0 against the University of Tennessee. This game was the team’s second shut down while being coached by Jeremy. They ended the season with a record of 7-5, qualified for the bowl, and the team had a five-win streak towards the end of the 2019 season.
The team won the 2020 Gator Bowl in a 23-22 win against the Indiana Hoosiers. This game was his first-ever bowl victory as a head coach. The team went 2-6 in 2020. His head coaching record totals to 15-18 as of December of 2020.
Jeremy Pruitt is married to Casey East. He has three children, namely, Ridge, Jayse, and Flynt. Jeremy keeps much of his personal life separate from his professional life. He loves the game of football wholeheartedly and is actively involved in making the game better. He is very passionate about coaching.
Height, Weight, and Age
Jeremy Pruitt’s height and weight are unknown and still under review. As of December of 2020, he is 46 years old.
Jeremy Pruitt is active on Twitter. On Twitter, he has 146k followers, and he follows 8.9k accounts there. Most of his tweets got centered around football and the football team and players he coaches.
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As of November of 2020, Jeremy Pruitt’s net worth got estimated to be around US$ 5 million. He makes most of his fortune from being a professional football coach. His annual salary is around US$ 3.8 million.