OFFICIAL: Max Good Named Head Coach at Pratt CC

Following up on a rumor that posted earlier today (JC DIRT).  It has now been made official, Pratt Community College has hired Max Good as their new head men’s basketball coach. Good has more than 30 years of head coaching experience ranging from high school to NCAA Division I.

“We are thrilled that Coach Good has accepted our offer to become our next head basketball coach,” said PCC Director of Athletics Bill Wilson. “He has a tremendous basketball coaching pedigree as well as a reputation as a coach that demands excellence in the classroom. He will be a great mentor to our student-athletes.”

“I am extremely pleased and excited about becoming the next head men’s basketball coach at Pratt Community College.” Good said. “Over the course of my career I have found the greatest challenge to be going from a head coaching position to an assistant coaching role. At this stage in my career I am eager to run my own program again. I want to thank President Dr. Michael Calvert and Athletic Director Bill Wilson for this opportunity.” Good also added, “The Jayhawk Conference is nationally recognized and I am very proud to be a part of this conference.”

A native of Gardiner, Maine, Good has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Prior to his tenure as an assistant at UNLV, Good was the head coach at Loyola Marymount University for six seasons. Under the direction of Good, the Lions accomplished numerous firsts for the program since appearing in the Elite Eight in 1990, including two 20-win seasons and a post season win. He was also named the West Coast Conference Coach of the Year for the 2011-12 season.

Prior to his stint at LMU, Good led NCAA Division II Bryant University (Smithfield, R.I.) to new levels of success, posting a record of 132-86 in eight seasons. Good had inherited a program that had four straight losing seasons. He led the Bulldogs to five straight NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen finishes. From 2004-2005 he led Bryant to a 25-9 overall record and a trip to the NCAA Division II Championship, falling to Virginia Union in the title game, 63-58.

Good came to Bryant after spending the 2000-01 season as the head coach of UNLV. He went on to post a record of 13-9 in his one season with the Runnin’ Rebels. Prior to joining the UNLV staff, he spent 10 seasons as the head coach at Maine Central Institute (MCI) in Pittsfield. He coached three of his MCI teams to undefeated seasons and won 79 straight games during one span. Good compiled an impressive 275-30 (.902) record that included five New England Prep School Athletic Conference Championships (NEPSAC). The NEPSAC is considered the top sub-college conference in the country.

Prior to Good’s tenure at MCI he was the head coach for 8 seasons at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. He started his career as the head coach at Madison High School in Richmond, Ky. During his extensive career, Good has been named conference Coach of the Year at every one of his head coaching stops. He is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.

Good is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where he also earned his masters degree.

What they are saying about Max Good:

“Coach Good is an unbelievable competitor with a great knowledge of the game. He always gets the most out of his players’ abilities. He also has a personality bigger than life. Pratt is getting one terrific coach.” – Mark Few, Gonzaga University Head Coach

“Max has given so much to the game of basketball. He has shaped the lives of young men and has given them positive reinforcement and instilled confidence in each of them. He has been a mentor of mine and I have learned so much from him.” – Ed Cooley, Providence College Head Coach

“Max Good brings a wealth of experience and high energy to the Pratt Community College basketball program. He knows everyone in the business and will have Pratt competing at the highest level very soon. Fans should be excited.” – Bill Self, University of Kansas Head Coach


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