Kevin Pratte is set to be the men’s volleyball coach and women’s assistant coach at the University of Saint Katherine. I firmly believe that the University of Saint Katherine can run nationally ranked volleyball programs. Our academics and location of the university are simply the best! I am looking forward to using volleyball as a vehicle to launch our student-athletes into the real world after college. We will champion well-rounded student-athletes at the University of Saint Katherine. The volleyball student-athletes will be competitive on the court, scholars in the classroom and dynamic community leaders.
Along with coaching at the University of Saint Katherine, Pratte is the WAVE sand volleyball facility director, boys’ 18’s head coach and college recruiting coordinator. Prior to being hired at the University of Saint Katherine, Pratte was the head coach at San Diego City College men’s volleyball program. The Knights earned a 3.25 team grade point average in the Fall 2014 semester. In the Fall of 2015, Pratte coached the SDCC men’s club beach volleyball team to a championship in the first ever CCCMVCA beach championship volleyball tournament. In the Fall of 2016, San Diego City College finished second at the CCCMVCA beach championship tournament. While coaching at San Diego City College, Pratte was also the head coach of Cuyamaca’s women’s volleyball team. The team posted a 3.0-grade point average for the fall 2015 season and a 3.5-grade point average in the fall of 2016. Pratte was the co-head coach of the 2014 SDCC women’s volleyball team that finished 8-6 in a tough Pacific Coast Athletic Conference and defeated rival Mesa for the first time in history. Prior to arriving at SDCC, Pratte was the women’s volleyball head coach at Mt. San Jacinto College. In Pratte’s first season, the Eagles went from a 3-23 record in 2012 to 15-9 in 2013 and a fifth place finish in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. Before the 2013 season, Pratte recruited Taylor Kushner who was named to the All-PCAC First Team and was the leading point scorer in the conference.
Two years prior to coaching at MSJC, Pratte served as the Athletic Director, varsity girls’ volleyball coach and physical education teacher at Langston Hughes Academy in Stockton, Calif. Pratte led Langston Hughes Academy to its first ever CIF playoff appearance and was named the 2012 Mountain Valley League Coach of the Year. Before his stint at Langston Hughes, Pratte was an assistant coach for the men’s volleyball team at the University of Pacific in 2010 and 2011. During the 2009 season, Pratte was a graduate assistant coach with the University of Nebraska women’s volleyball team.
Pratte, a native of Hemet, Calif. He was a standout player at Hemet High where he lettered in volleyball all four years. He was named to the First Team All-Conference in each of his four seasons and was named the Press Enterprise’s Inland Empire Player of the Year in his senior year. Pratte was selected to the First Team All-CIF in his junior and senior years. Following his career at Hemet High, Pratte went on to play at the University of Pacific where his team was ranked as high as No. 7 in the country during his sophomore season. As a senior, Pratte was a starting outside hitter for the Tigers.
Coach Pratte holds a bachelor’s degree in Sports Pedagogy from the University of Pacific, a California State Single Subject K-12 Teaching Credential in Physical Education, and a master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of Pacific. Pratte earned a second master’s in Physical Education at Azusa Pacific in June of 2015. For three years, Pratte was the President of the California Community College Men’s Volleyball Coaches Association. During Pratte’s downtime, you can find him hanging out with his family at Balboa Park and South Mission Beach. He is also a proud member of the Downtown Breakfast San Diego Rotary Club.