Jeremy Pruitt

The Alabama Crimson Tide hired Jeremy Pruitt as its next defensive coordinator to replace Kirby Smart for the 2016 season.

In need of a quick fix after a sub-par performance from its defense it 2013, Georgia hired one of college football’s hottest commodities in the offseason by acquiring Florida State’s Pruitt to fill the Bulldogs’ coordinator opening. A soft ACC schedule proved no match for the unbeaten and talent-rich Seminoles in 2013 as Florida State rummaged through its 14-game slate with an average margin of victory at 40.2 points per game.

A former Alabama defensive back who spent three years coaching Crimson Tide defensive backs from 2010-12, Pruitt likes to blitz and did so at at alarming rate during his one season in Tallahassee. In 2011 at Alabama, Pruitt’s secondary led the nation in pass defense (111.5 YPG) and pass efficiency defense (83.7 YPG) en route to a national title.

Coaching HistoryTeamYears
Defensive CoordinatorAlabama Crimson Tide2016-Present
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs CoachGeorgia Bulldogs2014-2015
Defensive Coordnator/Defensive Backs CoachFlorida State Seminoles2013
Defensive Backs CoachAlabama Crimson Tide2010-2012
Director of Player DevelopmentAlabama Crimson Tide2007-2009
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs CoachHoover High School (Ala.)2005-2007
Defensive Backs CoachHoover High School (Ala.)2004
Assistant CoachFort Payne High School (Ala.)2001-2003
Defensive CoordinatorPlainview High School (Ala.)2000
Defensive Backs CoachWest Alabama1999
Defensive Backs CoachPlainview High School (Ala.)1998
Graduate AssistantAlabama Crimson Tide1997
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