Pratt Community College head men’s basketball coach, Max Good has offered his resignation effective immediately. Good is leaving PCC due to personal reasons. Assistant coach Sean Flynn has been promoted to interim head coach for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.
“Sorry to say that I’m resigning from my position as head coach at Pratt Community College,” Good said. “I am returning home to be with my wife Phyllis, and our dogs. It has been an honor to compete in the Jayhawk, which I consider to be the most competitive Juco conference in the country. The administration at Pratt has been so supportive, which makes this decision even more difficult. President Calvert, Athletic Director Bill Wilson, and Sports Information Director Travis McGuire have been so helpful in making my stay at Pratt so rewarding. I have genuinely enjoyed working with the faculty at Pratt as well. They are people who have the well-being of our students at heart.”
Hired in the spring of 2016, Good oversaw a Pratt men’s basketball team that has grown under his guidance. The highlight of his tenure was getting the road playoff win against Cloud County Community College and advancing to Wichita in the 2017 KJCCC men’s basketball tournament. While at Pratt, Good also gained his 600th career head coaching victory last February. Under Good, the Beavers were 14-22 in just over a season.
“I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Max Good for what he brought to Pratt Community College and our basketball program. He is a coach that demands excellence in the classroom, on the court and with citizenship and prepares young men to face the world. That is just what he did here. On a personal note, I have known Coach Good for 32 years and started in this profession as his student-manager at Eastern Kentucky. I can say without hesitation that I would not be where I am had it not been for the lessons I learned from him. These past two years have been one of the highlights of my professional career having Coach Good around the halls of PCC.”
Before his time at PCC, Good has spent two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Prior to his tenure as an assistant at UNLV, Good was the head coach at Loyola Marymount (LMU) for six seasons. Good coached eight seasons at Bryant College (2001-08) prior to joining LMU. He was the head coach at UNLV for the 2000-01 season, and spent eight years as the head coach of Eastern Kentucky (1981-89). Under Good, Bryant had two of the most successful seasons in school history, advancing all the way to the NCAA Division II Championship before falling in the title game.
Good was also the head coach of Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine for 10 seasons (1989-1999). He won 90.2 percent of his games and won five New England Prep School Athletic Conference Championships. He is also a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.
“For the first time in my career I am putting my family first,” Good said. “Sadly, I have been very myopic in thinking basketball has framed me as a human being. Being away has made me realize just how important family is. Perhaps I am finally gaining some much needed maturity. I have always gone by the saying “that growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.” Lastly, my loyal assistant Sean Flynn is more than capable of being a head coach. He has knowledge and passion and a great work ethic. Pratt men’s basketball will be in terrific hands under his watch.”