Lelo Prado

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Lelo Prado
Sport(s) Baseball
Biographical details
Born November 5, 1962
Havana, Cuba
Alma mater Hillsborough Community College
University of Tampa
Playing career
1982-1983
1984-1985
Hillsborough Hawks
Tampa Spartans
Position(s) Catcher
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985
1986-1988
1989-1995
1996-2006
2007-Present
Hillsborough Hawks (asst.)
Tampa Spartans (asst.)
Tampa Spartans
Louisville Cardinals
South Florida Bulls
Head coaching record
Overall 849-639-2
Tournaments DI: 0-2
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 Sunshine State Conference Titles (1989, 1993)
7 Division II NCAA Tournament Appearances (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)
3 Division II College World Series Appearances (1990, 1992, 1993)
2 Division II National Championships (1992, 1993)
1 NCAA Tournament Appearance (2002)
Awards
C-USA Coach of the Year (2002)
Big East Coach of the Year (2009)

Lelo Prado (born November 5, 1962 in Havana, Cuba) is the former head baseball coach at the University of South Florida. Hired in 2006, he guided the Bulls to a 36–24 record in his inaugural season. In 24 years as a collegiate coach, he has posted a 763–580–2 record. He led the Bulls to a 9–0 start in 2006, and South Florida was ranked 30th in the nation for that week. Prado left the position following the 2014 season.

Prior to coaching at USF, he served as the head coach 11 seasons at the University of Louisville. He is Louisville's all time winningest coach with 320 wins. Prado also coached for seven seasons at the University of Tampa, where he won two Division II national championships, in 1992 and 1993. In 2002, he took Louisville to its first ever NCAA tournament appearance, and earned Conference USA coach of the year honors. He had seven 30-win seasons at Louisville, also a school record.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Tampa Spartans (Sunshine State Conference (Division II)) (1989–1995)
1989 Tampa 37-18-1 18-6 T–1st NCAA Regional
1990 Tampa 45-14 15-9 3rd College World Series
1991 Tampa 34-17 17-7 2nd NCAA Regional
1992 Tampa 42-19 18-6 2nd College World Series
1993 Tampa 43-21 21-3 1st College World Series
1994 Tampa 36-18 14-7 3rd NCAA Regional
1995 Tampa 41-17 14-7 3rd NCAA Regional
Tampa: 278-124-1 117-45
Louisville Cardinals (Conference USA) (1996–2005)
1996 Louisville 18-36 6-15 8th C-USA Tournament
1997 Louisville 23-32 11-15 7th C-USA Tournament
1998 Louisville 31-24 14-13 5th C-USA Tournament
1999 Louisville 37-19 14-13 6th C-USA Tournament
2000 Louisville 17-37-1 10-16-1 8th C-USA Tournament
2001 Louisville 32-29 13-14 T–5th C-USA Tournament
2002 Louisville 39-18 21-9 2nd NCAA Regional
2003 Louisville 34-23 14-15 7th C-USA Tournament
2004 Louisville 26-30 13-17 8th C-USA Tournament
2005 Louisville 32-24 15-14 T–6th C-USA Tournament
Louisville Cardinals (Big East Conference) (2006–2006)
2006 Louisville 31-29 17-10 3rd Big East Tournament
Louisville: 320-301-1 148-151-1
South Florida Bulls (Big East Conference) (2007–2013)
2007 South Florida 34-26 13-14 5th Big East Tournament
2008 South Florida 31-27 14-13 6th Big East Tournament
2009 South Florida 34-25 18-9 2nd Big East Tournament
2010 South Florida 26-32 16-11 T–4th Big East Tournament
2011 South Florida 25-29 13-14 9th
2012 South Florida 38-22 17-10 T–3rd Big East Tournament
2013 South Florida 36-22 17-7 4th Big East Tournament
South Florida Bulls (The America) (2014)
2014 South Florida 27-31 10-14 5th The American Tournament
South Florida: 251-214 118-92
Total: 849-639-2

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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