Veteran coach won MIAA A and BCL crown at Towson Catholic in 2007
Josh Pratt, who previously spent five years as a junior varsity coach and varsity assistant at Archbishop Spalding, returned to the Cavaliers on Wednesday as the school announced him as its new boys’ varsity head coach. Pratt had coached the last two seasons at Indian Creek School.
Pratt began his high school coaching career as a JV coach at St. Vincent Pallotti, under current Meade High coach Mike Glick. Glick then got the head coaching job at Spalding and brought Pratt with him where he had a hand in developing a MIAA A/BCL championship team and future NBA star Rudy Gay.
Pratt got his first head coaching gig as the boys coach at St. Mary’s, but after one year he departed to become the head coach at now defunct Towson Catholic. At TC, he coached two more future NBA stars, Donte Greene and Malcolm Delaney and his 2006-2007 team went undefeated in MIAA/BCL play, winning both league titles and claiming a final national ranking of No. 13.
When Towson Catholic closed its doors, Pratt returned to Pallotti where he coach the school’s girls team for four years. He returned to the boys’ game in 2013, coaching at Chesapeake Science Point for one season, Huntingtown in Calvert County for two seasons and, for the last two seasons at Indian Creek in the MIAA B Conference.
“We are extremely excited to have Coach Pratt rejoin our coaching staff,” said Spalding athletic director Jeff Parsons. “He knows what it takes to win, and that winning tradition will carry over to Spalding. His knowledge of the area will be vital for recruiting purposes as the program continues to grow.”
Pratt replaces Nick Jones, who went 30-84 in four seasons with the Cavaliers. Prior to that, former University of Maryland star Derrick Lewis coached the Cavaliers for six seasons.