RICHMOND, Va. – The VCU Men's Soccer program is saying goodbye to one of its own, as Assistant Coach Ryan Pratt was recently handed the keys to another Division I Men's Soccer program.
Pratt, who has been with the Rams for two seasons, was named the new Head Coach at Jacksonville University on Thursday afternoon.
"I am so excited for Ryan and his family as he starts this next chapter of his career," said VCU Head Coach Dave Giffard. "He has done a great job with us these last two years and will do a wonderful job as the new Head Coach of Jacksonville University."
Pratt joined the Black & Gold prior to the 2010 season and helped lead the program to a two-year 19-14-6 overall record, including an 11-7-4 record in CAA play. Pratt helped the Rams finish second in the conference in 2010 and earn the program's first appearance in the CAA Tournament since the 2007 campaign.
In 2011, the Rams finished with a winning record, marking the first time since the 2003-04 seasons that the Rams had posted back-to-back winning seasons. During his time with VCU, the Rams earned three NSCAA All-Region accolades, had 10 players garner All-CAA honors and place three student-athletes on the All-CAA Rookie Squad.
Coach Giffard, his staff and the entire VCU athletics family would like to wish Coach Pratt and his family all the best in their new endeavors.