TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Former Alabama defensive back Jeremy Pruitt will be a defensive assistant for the football team.
Pruitt joined the Alabama staff as Director of Player Development in 2007 after being an assistant coach at Hoover (Ala.) high School.
“Jeremy will be a great addition to our staff as an assistant coach on defense,” head coach Nick Saban said in a press release. “He has an excellent knowledge of the game and he will be an outstanding recruiter because of the relationships he has built through the years in this state and throughout the southeast.”
Pruitt began his coaching career as a student assistant coach at Alabama during the 1997 season, where he worked under defensive backs coach Curley Hallman.
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During his collegiate career, Pruitt played at both Middle Tennessee and Alabama.
After his sophomore season at MTSU, Pruitt transferred to Alabama where he played two seasons under Gene Stallings. As a junior, Pruitt played in nine games and recorded seven tackles. As a senior, Pruitt played in seven games as a backup defensive back and was a member of Alabama’s 1996 SEC Western Division Championship team that beat Michigan 17-13 in the Outback Bowl in Tampa.