May 15, 1886|
Sharon, Mississippi, U.S.
|Died||July 14, 1947
Sunflower County, Mississippi, U.S.
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|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. He stood 6 foot 2 inches and weighed 185 pounds. 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, 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.
Head coaching record
|LSU Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1909)|
|LSU:||4–1||2–1||*Last 3 games were coached by John W. Mayhew.|
- e.g. "Surprises The Rule During Past Season". The Atlanta Constitution. December 2, 1906.
- "The Football Season of 1904". Vanderbilt University Quarterly 5: 62–69.
- Vanderbilt University (1915). "Faculty-Senior Dinner, Maxwell House, April 16, 1915". Vanderbilt University Quarterly 15: 108–112.
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