Boys Recruiting Coordinator
Kevin Pratte began his coaching career in 2005. During that time, he has been a community college head coach, club head coach, USA High-Performance coach, NCAA men’s volleyball assistant coach, and an NCAA women’s volleyball graduate assistant.
At WAVE, Coach Pratte helped guide nine student-athletes (after the 2018 season) to play college volleyball. In the summer of 2018, Coach Pratte's 18U boys team won the bronze Junior Olympic USA Division.
Prior to coaching college volleyball, Pratte served as the Athletic Director, varsity girls' volleyball coach and physical education teacher at Langston Hughes Academy in Stockton, California. Pratte led Langston Hughes Academy to its first-ever CIF playoff appearance and was named 2012 Mountain Valley League Coach of the Year.
Prior to his stint at Langston Hughes, Pratte was an assistant coach for the men's volleyball team at the University of Pacific in 2010 and 2011. During the 2009 season, Pratte was a graduate assistant coach with the University of Nebraska women's volleyball team.
A native of Hemet, California, he was a standout player at Hemet High lettering in volleyball all four years. He was named to the First Team All-Conference in each of his four seasons, First Team All-CIF in his junior and senior years, & was named the Press Enterprise Inland Empire Player of the Year in his senior year. Pratte went on to play at the University of Pacific where his team was ranked as high as No. 7 in the country during his sophomore season. As a senior, Pratte was a starting outside hitter for the Tigers.
Coach Pratte holds a bachelor's degree in Sports Pedagogy from the University of Pacific, a California State Single Subject K-12 Teaching Credential in Physical Education, and a master's degree in Education Administration from the University of Pacific. Pratte earned a second master's in Physical Education at Azusa Pacific in June of 2015.
“I am beyond excited to continue working at WAVE. The most fulfilling part of coaching for me is to help launch student-athletes to college. I am grateful that Brennan and Jed have instilled trust in me to be a head coach and assist with college recruiting at this prestigious club. Looking forward to continuing to bring Wave to greater heights”.
- 2018 Junior Olympics 18’s Boys USA Division Bronze Medal Head Coach
- 2018 Junior Olympics 16’s Boys Club Division 5th place Head Coach
- 2017 Junior Olympics 17’s Boys Club Division 5th place Head Coach
- 2016 USA High-Performance Boys Gold Medal Assistant Coach
- Guided nine student-athletes to play college volleyball in 2018.
- Coached Camden Gianni for three years; 2018 San Diego CIF Player of the Year, 2018 All-American and 2018 Junior Olympic All-Tournament Team.
-Coached Troy Olivera for three years, 2018 USA Volleyball Scholar-Athlete award winner.
- During the summer works many NCAA men's volleyball camps. (USC, UCLA, USA High-Performance)
What former Colleagues Say About Coach Pratte:
"In over 30 years of an Athletic Director, I have never met someone who is more dedicated and caring leader than Kevin Pratte. I have no doubt that he will make a significant impact on the student-athletes and staff at the Wave volleyball program" - Dr. Ted Leland, Former Stanford Athletic-Director and former University of the Pacific Athletic Director
"Kevin Pratte is a motivated and high organized coach. In his time at Nebraska and following his career since he has always shown the drive to expand student-athletes' experience both on the court and in the classroom." - John Cook, University of Nebraska Volleyball Head Coach
"Kevin is wiser and more mature than most his age. These attributes, combined with his dedication to serving others, contribute to his success on the and off the playing field." - Andy Prokop, President of the United Way of San Joaquin County
"In the short time Kevin worked for us, he demonstrated tremendous growth in the areas of coaching, recruiting and program administration. As a first-year Head Coach, Kevin demonstrated as much aptitude for teaching as any first coach I have supervised." - Patrick Springer, Mt. San Jacinto Athletic Director
"Kevin is a good guy and quality coach! What separates Kevin is the passion he brings to the gym every day! His positive outlook will infuse his players and Wave is lucky to have him." - Dan Fisher, University of Pittsburgh Women's Volleyball Head Coach
"Kevin Pratte was a tremendous student of the game while competing as a player and then assisting as a coach at Pacific. It was clear that he would become an excellent coach. Kevin was a source of boundless energy for the team, a tremendous role model with his work ethic and dedication to his craft. Driven, resourceful and resilient are words that describe Kevin. He was always striving to learn and improve himself as a player, a teammate and then as a coach. Kevin was the epitome of a "student-athlete" as a Pacific Tiger. He gave us his all and left everything on the court day in and day out." - Joe Wortmann, Former University of the Pacific Men's Volleyball Head Coach