Year at Utah: 1st
2020-2021: Denver Assistant Coach
2011-2019: All American Gymnastics Head Coach
2009-2010: BYU Volunteer Assistant Coach
Brigham Young, 2007
Bachelor's in Exercise Science
Jimmy Pratt begins his career with the Utah gymnastics program in 2021-22 after being added to the coaching staff in June of 2021. Pratt will serve as the primary vault coach, while assisting with uneven bars training for the Red Rocks.
Pratt joins the Utah coaching staff after a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Denver, while previously coaching at All American Gymnastics in Lindon, Utah, for 18 years. While at Denver, he served as the primary vault and floor coach where he guided the Pioneers to a top-10 ranking on floor this past season and on vault in 2020. His floor squad this year closed the regular season at No. 9 in the nation, while Pratt's 2020 vault lineup finished the year ranked No. 9 in the nation as well.
Outside of the team's success, Pratt pushed Lynzee Brown to a No. 3 national ranking on floor and regular season All-American honors on both vault and floor - his primary events. Pratt also coached Maddie Karr to a No. 4 national ranking on vault in 2020, which included two 10.0s, and saw Brown make a leap to No. 12 in the nation on vault this year.
Prior to making the move to Denver, Pratt spent 18 years at All American Gymnastics in Lindon, Utah, and served as the club's head coach since 2011. At All American, he was responsible for all aspects of the program and coached at both the Elite and Junior Olympic levels. Under his tutelage, Hunter Dula, MaKenna Merrell-Giles and Kim Tessen all received scholarships to Utah.
In 2009-10, Pratt had a taste of college coaching at Brigham Young at the start of his career as the volunteer assistant coach where he assisted with vault and bars.
He received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young in exercise science with an emphasis in fitness and wellness (2007). He is married to Makenna Pratt and they have three daughters: Kaylor, Daphne and Linden.