Joe Pritchard

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Joe Pritchard
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1886-05-15)May 15, 1886
Sharon, Mississippi, U.S.
Died July 14, 1947(1947-07-14) (aged 61)
Sunflower County, Mississippi, U.S.
Playing career
1905–1906 Vanderbilt
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1909 LSU
Head coaching record
Overall 4–1
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
2x All-Southern (1905, 1906)

Joseph Gibson "Beersheba" Pritchard (May 15, 1886 – July 14, 1947) was an American football player and coach. Pritchard played for the Vanderbilt Commodores of Vanderbilt University. He was selected All-Southern in 1905 and 1906.[1] Pritchard served as the head coach at Louisiana State University for part of one season in 1909, compiling a record is 4–1. He graduated from Vanderbilt in 1906 with a dental degree (DDS). A member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity,[2] he was later a Presbyterian dental missionary at Luebo in the Congo until he was forced to return to the United States due to poor health sometime before 1915.[3]

In 1912, Pritchard married Annie Milicent Landrey of Jeanerette, Louisiana.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
LSU Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1909)
1909 LSU 4–1* 2–1*
LSU: 4–1 2–1 *Last 3 games were coached by John W. Mayhew.
Total: 4–1


  1. ^ e.g. "Surprises The Rule During Past Season". The Atlanta Constitution. December 2, 1906. 
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  3. ^ Vanderbilt University (1915). "Faculty-Senior Dinner, Maxwell House, April 16, 1915". Vanderbilt University Quarterly 15: 108–112. 
  4. ^ [1]

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