• Follow us on Twitter @buckeyeplanet and @bp_recruiting, like us on Facebook! Enjoy a post or article, recommend it to others! BP is only as strong as its community, and we only promote by word of mouth, so share away!
  • Consider registering! Fewer and higher quality ads, no emails you don't want, access to all the forums, download game torrents, private messages, polls, Sportsbook, etc. Even if you just want to lurk, there are a lot of good reasons to register!

Bob Pruett (former Marshall coach)

i was just playing with you thump.....since i posted it the first time, i have been looking for a link....just happened to find one right when you posted....just having fun with you...

but, i know the source and had no worries about his validity....
Upvote 0
Once again, great work Alan!

Just read this on Yahoo:

Marshall football coach Bob Pruett to retire
March 9, 2005

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Marshall football coach Bob Pruett has decided to retire after nine years at the school, a university spokesman said Wednesday.

Athletic department spokesman Randy Burnside declined to say why the 61-year-old Pruett made the decision. A news conference was planned for Wednesday morning.

It wasn't immediately clear when his retirement would be effective.

Pruett signed a contract in 2003 that would have kept him at the school through the 2010 season. The contract guaranteed him $266,000 annually. He also receives $250,000 in incentives from private sources.

The decision comes as Marshall prepares to enter Conference USA this fall. The Thundering Herd finished its final season in the Mid-American Conference with a 6-6 record, its first non-winning season in 21 years. The school moved to Division I-A in 1997, a year after it won the Division I-AA national championship.

Pruett is the most successful coach in Marshall history, going 94-23 five MAC championships and five postseason bowl victories.

During his tenure, Pruett coached several future NFL stars, including receiver Randy Moss and quarterbacks Chad Pennington and Byron Leftwich.

At the end of the 2004 season, Pruett said Marshall's stint in the MAC was ``a great experience for all of us. We were good for the MAC and the MAC was good for Marshall.''

Marshall won the conference championship in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002.

Pennington led the 1999 team to a 13-0 record, capped with a top 10 national ranking.

But Pruett's tenure was marred by a lawsuit filed in 2003 that accused Marshall and several administrators of scapegoating the school's former NCAA athletic compliance director in an attempt to conceal an improper employment scheme for student-athletes. The lawsuit alleges that Pruett and other members of the coaching staff tried to cover up the employment program.

Updated on Wednesday, Mar 9, 2005 10:25 am EST
Upvote 0
Jaxbuck said:
Mark Snyder's name is already popping up as a possible replacement(internet stuff no insider info).
Snyder is a Marshall alum so I would not be surprised to hear his name start floating around...

Ed Zaunbrecher is another name I could see popping up...
Upvote 0