Carlos Acevedo tapped as Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute Director of Athletics and Recreation Walter Rickard has announced the appointment of Carlos Acevedo as head women’s basketball coach, effective Monday, April 29, 2024.

In addition to his coaching responsibilities providing direction to Pratt’s NCAA Division III women’s basketball program, Acevedo will also serve as events and facilities coordinator within the Athletics and Recreation Department.

“I am happy to welcome Coach ‘Los’ to the Pratt community. During the interview process he showed the energy and drive that I believe is necessary to build our women’s basketball program,” remarked Rickard. “I look forward to watching him get to work and build a culture of success on and off the court.”

Acevedo brings over 10 years of coaching experience to Clinton Hill and joins from Adelphi University where he was the assistant coach for five seasons – the last four as lead assistant – over two stints from 2016-18 and again from 2021-24. While with the Panthers, he was responsible for overseeing all of the Division II program’s recruiting efforts as recruiting coordinator. 

“I’m excited for the opportunity to lead the women’s basketball program at Pratt,” commented Acevedo. “The opportunity to put my own stamp on a young Division III program and build something that the Pratt and Brooklyn community can be proud of, is truly special. Thank you to Walter Rickard, [Associate Director of Athletics] Anthony Macapugay, and the entire search committee for believing in me as the right person for the job!”

In his first season in Garden City, Acevedo helped steer the Panthers to a 27-5 record, the Northeast 10 (NE10) Tournament Championship and an NCAA Division II Championship appearance, advancing to the second round.

Over his tenure, he aided in the development of four NE10 All-Conference selections – three of whom received NE10 First Team and D2CCA All-Region honors (Sierra Clark and Calli Balfour in 2017 and Ty’zhea Hawkins in 2023) – and the All-NE10 Defensive Player of the Year (Emily Miccile in 2022). 

In between his stints at Adelphi, Acevedo was a boys’ varsity assistant at Christ the King High School that also won the CHSAA City Championship in 2019. He also later served as the head girls junior varsity coach at Greenwich Country Day School.

Originally from Queens, Acevedo received a bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications from Baruch College in 2011 and a master’s degree in Physical Education from Adelphi in 2020. He currently resides in White Plains with his wife, Blair, and one-year-old daughter, Harper.

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