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
1904–1906 Vanderbilt
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1909 LSU
Head coaching record
Overall 4–1
Accomplishments and honors
2x All-Southern (1905, 1906)
1912 All-time Vandy 1st team

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] He stood 6 foot 2 inches and weighed 185 pounds.[2] 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,[3] 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.[4]

In 1912, Pritchard married Annie Milicent Landrey of Jeanerette, Louisiana.[5]

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. 
  2. ^ "The Football Season of 1904". Vanderbilt University Quarterly 5: 62–69. 
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  4. ^ Vanderbilt University (1915). "Faculty-Senior Dinner, Maxwell House, April 16, 1915". Vanderbilt University Quarterly 15: 108–112. 
  5. ^ [1]

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