Coach Pritchett: Head Coach
Stanley Pritchett Jr. was born in Atlanta, to Dr. Stanley Pritchett Sr. and Dr. Sharon Pritchett, both lifelong educators. Mr. Pritchett is a product of Atlanta Public Schools, where he proudly attended Frederick Douglass High School.
In high school, Mr. Pritchett proved to be an all-around athlete but excelled in football as a running back. As a member of the Douglass High Astros varsity football team from 1988-1992, he maintained a presence on the football field and helped Douglass to several winning seasons. Due to his success on the field as a running back, Mr. Pritchett was heavily recruited to play collegiate football. Once he graduated from Douglass, he chose to attend the University of South Carolina where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History. At the University of South Carolina, Mr. Pritchett also continued to excel on the football field as a running back/fullback.
As a standout running back at the University of South Carolina, Mr. Pritchett was a fourth-round draft pick to the Miami Dolphins. While playing in Miami, he was selected as a member of the All-Rookie Team in 1996 as well as being a team co-captain. As a Miami Dolphin, he still possesses the team record for the longest touchdown pass reception by a running back. During his 9 year NFL career, Mr. Pritchett had the opportunity to play for the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, and the Atlanta Falcons. He retired from the NFL in 2005.
Upon his retirement from the NFL, Mr. Pritchett decided to use his degree in history to become an educator. Mr. Pritchett is versatile in using his education and as an educator has taught World History, Geography, U.S. History, and Current Issues. He is also able to keep football in the forefront having a high school coaching career that spans eight years and includes stints as the Head Football Coach for Booker T. Washington High School, North Atlanta High School, and Westlake High School. He is currently the head football coach at Arabia Mountain High School.