|Gym dedicated to Pritchetts|
Pritchett Court within the newly named Larry and Marlene Pritchett Gymnasium was dedicated in their honor when the Plainsmen hosted the Kimball Longhorns Friday evening. Pritchett retired as athletic director at the end of the 2008-09 school term with a basketball coaching record of 476-147. His teams won 22 SPVA championships and he coached 14 state-qualifying teams. In addition to the Plainsmen winning state in 1968, 1989 and 1990, and finishing runners-up in 1991 and 1998, Pritchett has been recognized for several other honors. His most recent achievements include being chosen as a finalist in the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2008, and in 2009 was inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.