BYU coach Trent Pratt looks on from the dugout during game against Milwaukee in Provo this spring. Pratt was named head baseball coach on June 8, 2022.

Madeline Mortensen, BYU Photo

The interim tag will no longer precede Trent Pratt’s name when it comes to references to the leadership of the BYU baseball program.

Pratt, who took over for Mike Littlewood midseason when the 10-year skipper abruptly resigned, is officially BYU’s head baseball coach, athletic director Tom Holmoe announced Wednesday.

The Cougars went 16-9 after Pratt took over on April 11, and he guided them to the West Coast Conference tournament, where they lost a first-round game to Loyola Marymount. BYU was 17-12 when Littlewood resigned, citing “personal reasons.”

“I feel really excited and blessed for this opportunity. I’m grateful to Tom Holmoe, President (Kevin) Worthen and BYU for their trust in me. I’m ready to get to work, and I’m looking forward to big things ahead for BYU baseball.” — new BYU baseball coach Trent Pratt

Neither Littlewood nor BYU have spoken publicly regarding the reasons for the abrupt change.

Wednesday, Holmoe said in a school news release that Pratt earned the promotion with his work in late April and May.

“Trent has done an excellent job leading our baseball team through his assignment as interim coach,” Holmoe said. “He quickly earned the respect and trust of our team and is the right choice to guide BYU Cougar baseball into the future, which shortly will include our entry into the Big 12.”

Pratt came to BYU with Littlewood from Dixie State University, now known as Utah Tech, and has been on the staff the past 10 seasons. He was associate head coach the …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


BYU baseball: Cougars officially name Trent Pratt new head coach

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