Pruitt resigns as Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Elmhurst; Set to become D1 assistant

Elmhurst University Athletics has announced the resignation of Jason Pruitt as head women’s basketball coach. Pruitt has resigned his position at Elmhurst to pursue a Division I coaching position to be announced at a later date. 

“We would like to thank Coach Pruitt for what he has done here at Elmhurst. In a short period of time, Coach Pruitt proved our women’s basketball team can and will be highly competitive. The foundation that was laid will be a significant building block for years to come at Elmhurst. We wish Coach Pruitt the very best in his future endeavors” Dr. Brittich said.

“Last year, Elmhurst invited me to help build something special in the Midwest. I brought the blueprint, but the university provided the tools and support needed to get to work. Together, with the Elmhurst community behind and beside us, we built the framework for a promising, inclusive, and competitive women’s basketball program, meaningfully widening our circle of opportunity, and radically deepening our bench of talent and diversity. I am so grateful to grow, build, and serve at a university genuinely committed to living out its mission – you belong here, and anything really is possible” Pruitt said. “I am also so proud of what we’ve achieved as a program this past season and thankful for the tools and time so many of you have generously contributed to help build something special, together. While my heart is heavy as I leave Elmhurst and transition to a new job opportunity, I am hopeful for the program’s future as I’m confident they have what’s needed to continue the momentum into the next building phase. The foundation is set, the workers are ready, and the tools are waiting. There is nowhere to build now, but up. Fly Jays Fly!”

In his lone season at Elmhurst, Pruitt improved the program’s win total by nine wins from the previous season, helping the Bluejays secure a spot in the CCIW Tournament for the first time since the 2018-19 season.

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