Trent Pratt has been on the BYU baseball staff the last eight seasons, including the past two seasons as associate head coach. Pratt is the Cougar hitting coach, oversees the catchers and takes the lead in lining up the Cougars’ schedule each year. During games, Pratt acts as the first base coach and calls pitches.
Pratt has been part of a staff that has developed 24 All-WCC honorees, eight All-Region honorees, four Freshman All-Americans and two All-Americans. During his time at BYU, 14 players have been selected in the MLB Draft, including two (Jacob Hanneman and Jaycob Brugman) who have seen time in the majors.
Since joining the program in 2013, Pratt has helped BYU claim West Coast Conference regular season championships in 2016, 2017 and 2019. BYU advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002 after the Cougars also won the WCC Tournament in 2017.
Previous to BYU, Pratt was an assistant coach at Dixie State for six seasons. As a player, Pratt played two years at Arizona State and two years at Auburn, earning All-SEC honors as a senior catcher in 2002. He was drafted three times in MLB Draft, eventually going in the 12th round to the Philadelphia Phillies and playing four seasons professionally.
Pratt prepped at Tooele High School, where he was a four-year letter winner in baseball and basketball. He was a member of the 1997 USA Baseball Junior National Team, and as a senior in 1998 was a TPX/Collegiate Baseball High School All-American and the USA Today Utah Player of the Year.
He and his wife, Darice, have six children: Morgan, Marly, Brooks, Tess, Blake and Tug.