Pritzl named Assistant Basketball Coach at Toledo

Head Coach Tod Kowalczyk announced the hiring of Brandon Pritzl as an assistant coach for the University of Toledo men’s basketball program.

“Brandon possesses a lot of experience of coaching at the college level and is extremely versatile,” Kowalczyk said. “He also had a really good playing career at Hillsdale and comes highly recommended. Brandon is from my hometown, and I’ve been familiar with him for almost 20 years and my dad coached his dad at St. Norbert’s College. I have a great deal of respect for him and his family.”

A De Pere, Wis. native, Pritzl joins the Rockets after spending the last three seasons as an assistant coach for the Green Bay men’s basketball program. Prior to his time with the Phoenix, Pritzl served as an associate head coach and assistant coach at Hillsdale College, where he helped guide the Chargers to four straight winning seasons and three straight years of 19 or more victories.

“I am very excited to join the staff at Toledo,” Pritzl said. I have been able to play against and coach against Coach Kowalczyk’s teams at Toledo and have always admired their successes. I look forward to working with the great players, coaching staff, and support staff. Go Rockets!”

Pritzl was also an integral part of a team that won a G-MAC regular-season title in 2019-20 and reached the finals of the G-MAC tournament in 2017-18, earning a bid to the 2018 NCAA Division II tournament in the process.

After Pritzl graduated from Hillsdale in 2014, he spent two seasons as a graduate assistant for Ohio’s men’s basketball program.

As a player at Hillsdale from 2010 to 2014, Pritzl was a key part of two 20-win teams. He was a three-year starter at shooting guard and was twice named to the GLIAC All-Defensive Team (2011-12, 2013-14). In his career, Pritzl scored 843 points and started 81 games while helping lead the Chargers to their first overall GLIAC regular-season title since 1981-82 and their first regular-season crown at the Division II level in 2011-12.

Pritzl and his wife Michele, have two daughters, Lucy and Olivia.

2023-Pr.:  Assistant Coach, University of Toledo
2020-23: Assistant Coach, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
2016-20: Associate Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Hillsdale College
2014-16: Graduate Assistant, Ohio University

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