Justin Pratt begins his fourth season as the head coach of the men’s golf team at the University of Montevallo. He is the first full-time head coach in the program’s history.
This past season the Falcons found themselves in a rebuilding year as many of the underclassmen stepped up into the top five. The Falcons had three top-five finishes including a second place showing at the North Georgia Invitational and a third place finish at the Montevallo Invitational.
In 2010-11, the Falcons average finish was 9.8 including a team victory in the Montevallo Invitational at Timberline and a tenth place showing in the PBC Championships.
In Pratt’s first year as coach of the Falcons, the men’s team had a season that witnessed improvement from beginning to end and included a solid win at the University of West Georgia and a sixth place finish at the Peach Belt Conference Tournament at Callaway Gardens in a very tough golf conference.
Prior to being named the head coach, Pratt had been a familiar face around the Montevallo athletic department having spent eight years as a volunteer assistant coach for the men's soccer program.
With his assistance the UM soccer program reached new heights, going to four NCAA tournaments, making one Final Four appearance, winning the GSC regular season in 2008 and the GSC tournament in 2004. He helped coach 43 All-GSC selections, one Major League Soccer draft pick, four NSCAA All-Americans, 17 NSCAA All-Region members and three GSC Players of the Year.
Pratt is a 1999 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he received a bachelor's degree in health promotions/fitness leadership while leading the Blazers to a pair of Conference USA championships and an NCAA Elite Eight appearance in 1999 during his four-year career. Pratt was a first round draft pick in the 2000 A- League Draft ( USL 1st Division) and played 3 years with the Indiana Blast and El Paso Patriots.