Interim tag removed; Eddy officially tabbed head coach at Pratt CC

Approximately 96 days ago, on November 1st, 2021, Pratt Community College (PCC) announced that former head men’s basketball coach Sean Flynn resigned from his post. That same day assistant coach Kenny Eddy was named interim head coach moving forward. As of this past Wednesday, February 2nd Coach Eddy was named the next head coach of the men’s basketball program.

“Coach Eddy has been our interim Head Coach for over three months.  During this time, he essentially interviewed for the job.  His commitment to these young men, who he did not recruit, his work ethic, and his loyalty to Pratt Community College, have been outstanding. He has earned this job and I am confident he will be very successful at PCC, said Athletic Director Tim Swartzendruber.” “He is a quality person on and off the floor, will engage in our community, and is committed to building a great men’s basketball program.  I am thrilled to have him as our next Head Men’s Basketball Coach.”

During his time as interim head coach the team has had many ups and downs including winning streaks, losing streaks, and time spent in COVID-19 protocol. The team is currently sitting at 11-10 overall and 6-9 in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC). The team is starting a stretch of three road games in a five-day period this coming Sunday, February 6th.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to be the head coach of the Pratt men’s basketball program, said Head Coach Kenny Eddy.” “I’d like to thank my predecessor Sean Flynn for his mentorship through the past few years. I’d also like to thank AD Tim Swartzendruber and Dr. Calvert for believing in me.”

Coach Eddy came to PCC after one season as an assistant coach in the Neosho County Community College (NCCC) Panther women’s basketball program. He helped the team in multiple areas in their last season as a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) division one program. The team finished the COVID-19 shortened season 5-17 and 4-15 in conference play and finished their season in the first round of the playoffs.

Before starting his college coaching career, he was the Head Coach of the Skyline High School T-Birds right here in Pratt. His time spent at Skyline resulted in a 59-9 record and leading his team to the state tournament as the number one seed in his final season. Finally, Coach Eddy spends his summers coaching in the Western Kansas Elite basketball program.

“Being somewhat of a Pratt native makes this a special place for me to live and begin my college coaching career, said Coach Eddy.” “Pratt is a great community with a supportive base.”

The Beavers have won two of their last three games to finish the month of January. As they begin their final month of the season, they will start this stretch with a one game winning streak. The next opportunity to watch the Beavers at home will be Saturday, February 12th against Independence Community College (ICC) at 4:00 pm.

“I’m fortunate to start out with the group that we have here. The relationships that we’ve built this year will be everlasting, said Coach Eddy.” “I can’t wait to pack the Beaver Dome and continue to grow support within the community.”

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