Mike Pritchard has been the head baseball coach of Centre College since 2003. Pritchard came to Centre from Hanover College, where he served as the pitching coach for three years.
The Colonels have have broken or tied 34 school records, and have had 47 all-conference selections, two all-region players and three student-athletes named the Centre Male Student Athlete-of-the-Year in that time.
Pritchard guided Centre to a 12-game improvement his first year. In 2007 the Colonels qualified for the conference tournament for the first time in eight years. Centre then went 20-17 in 2008, which marked only the third time in school history a Centre team had won 20 games or more in a season and the first winning season since 2001.
The 2009 season saw the Colonels qualify for their third
straight conference tournament, where they finished third for the
highest finish in SCAC Tournament history. The first win of that
tournament was a 4-2 victory over the No. 2 team in the nation,
Millsaps College, in the opening round.
Pritchard, a 1999 graduate of the University of Dayton, pitched for the Flyers and was a team captain his senior year. After graduating, he served two seasons as an assistant coach at Dayton working primarily with the outfielders and as the team's first base coach.
A native of Watsontown, PA, Pritchard lives in Danville with his wife Laura.