Pratt High School announces new football coach, Brent Hoelting, will lead the Greenbacks this fall.
Brent Hoelting will be replacing Pratt’s current head football coach, Jamie Cruce when he leaves the Greenbacks for a similar job at Campus High School this fall.
Hoelting is coming to PHS from Lyndon High School where he coached for five years. In those five years as head coach, he won four league titles and had three quarterfinal playoff appearances.
Before Lyndon, Hoelting was the defensive coordinator for Chanute High School for eight years. His team advanced to the playoffs all eight years with three quarterfinal appearances as well as earning two league titles, including the fist one in over 70 years.
Hoelting has been hired by USD 382 to teach the strength and conditioning and P.E. classes at Pratt High. He will also help out as an assistant track coach. He has previously taught regular and dual credit social science classes.
“I believe the Pratt football job is one of the best jobs in the state. Not only are there fantastic facilities and a tradition of excellence, the people of Pratt are what really made the decision an easy one,” said Hoelting.
Coach Hoelting will move to Pratt soon with his wife Andrea, who works as program technician for the Farm Services Agency, and their three children: Kamryn (6th grade), Kanon (4 years old), and Lincoln (2 years old).
“My wife and I were looking for a great place to put down roots and raise our kids and from everyone we talked to in doing research on the position to the people we have met, we have had nothing but wonderful experiences and we can’t wait to be a part of the community,” Hoelting said.
Hoelting will also serve at the USD 382 assistant athletic director and help coordinate Liberty Middle School’s flag football program.