|Born|| (1981-08-05) August 5, 1981 (age 41)|
Lincoln, Rhode Island
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2005||Rhode Island (Asst)|
|2006–2011||William & Mary (P/RC)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||NCAA DI: 0–0|
NCAA DII: 17–8
|Accomplishments and honors|
Jad Prachinak (born August 5, 1981) is a baseball coach and former pitcher, who is the current head baseball coach of the North Alabama Lions. He played college baseball at Rhode Island from 2001 to 2004. He served as the head coach of the West Chester Golden Rams (2012–2020).
Prachniak grew up in Lincoln, Rhode Island, where he attended Lincoln High School, where he was a letterwinner for the Lions in baseball. Prachniak would go on to pitch for the Rams, bouncing back and fourth between the rotation and bullpen. He made 14 starts for the Rams, pitching to a 4–5 win–loss record with a 6.04 earned run average.
Prachniak began his coaching career immediately following his playing career. He served as a volunteer assistant for Rhode Island as well as the pitching coach for The Prout School, while finishing up his degree in 2005. When Rhode Island head coach, Frank Leoni took the head coaching job at William & Mary, he brough Prachniak with him as the Tribe's pitching coach. On June 30, 2011, Prachniak was named the head coach of the West Chester Golden Rams. Prachniak lead the Golden Rams to a National Championship season, in just his first year. The Golden Rams would become champions again in 2017. On December 4, 2020, Prachniak stepped down as the head coach of the Golden Rams to take an assistant coaching position on the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens staff.
Head coaching record
|West Chester Golden Rams (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) (2012–2020)|
|2012||West Chester||46–10||16–8||1st (Eastern)||College World Series Champions|
|2013||West Chester||25–24–1||12–12||4th (Eastern)||PSAC Tournament|
|2014||West Chester||25–18||16–12||3rd (Eastern)||PSAC Tournament|
|2015||West Chester||27–15||20–8||2nd (Eastern)||NCAA Regional|
|2016||West Chester||37–14||20–8||2nd (Eastern)||NCAA Regional|
|2017||West Chester||44–11||22–6||1st (Eastern)||College World Series Champions|
|2018||West Chester||31–17||20–8||1st (Eastern)||NCAA Regional|
|2019||West Chester||31–16||19–9||2nd (Eastern)||NCAA Regional|
|2020||West Chester||7–2||0–0||Season canceled due to Covid-19|
|North Alabama Lions (ASUN Conference) (2023–present)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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- ^ "Adam Taylor and Jad Prachniak Named Assistant Baseball Coaches At William and Mary". www.tribeathletics.com. William & Mary Athletics. September 13, 2005. Retrieved August 17, 2022.
- ^ "Tribe Pitching Coach to Take Head Job at West Chester". www.tribeathletics.com. William & Mary Athletics. June 30, 2011. Retrieved August 17, 2022.
- ^ "WEST CHESTER CAPTURES NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BY SHUTOUT". www.wcupagoldenrams.com. West Chester University. June 2, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2022.
- ^ "West Chester University Crowned Baseball's Division II National Champs". www.cbsnews.com. CBS Broadcasting Inc. June 6, 2017. Retrieved August 17, 2022.
- ^ "Jad Prachniak Steps Down As West Chester Baseball Coach". www.wcupagoldenrams.com. West Chester University. December 4, 2020. Retrieved August 17, 2022.
- ^ Olivia Whitmore (June 23, 2022). "UNA names Jad Prachniak as new head baseball coach". www.whnt.com. Nexstar Media Inc. Retrieved August 17, 2022.
- North Alabama bio
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