Pruitt came to Rocky Top this year following an illustrious career as defensive coach and coordinator with 5 National Championship programs…. 4 with Alabama and 1 with Florida State. In addition as DC at Georgia for 2 seasons he guided his players to the #1 pass defense in the nation in 2015. Highly regarded as a defensive coach and recruiter he hopes to lead the VOLS back to their “glory days” in short order. Pruitt played collegiately at Middle Tennessee State and for Gene Stallings at Alabama. He started his coaching career as an assistant to his father at Plainview and Ft. Payne, AL HS. His 1st DC job was at FSU in 2013. His Seminoles led the nation in scoring defense, pass defense and interceptions en route to a 14-0 record and the BCS National Championship. Prior to that he was the defensive back coach at Alabama. He will speak in Orlando Saturday on “Defensive Alignments Defending the Spread Option”.