Coaches

BASEBALL COACHES
Coach Mike Pruitt, Head Wolverine Coach
Coach Pruitt originally hails from Gainesville. This is Coach Pruitt’s 5th year at West Forsyth High School; he is a veteran coach with 25 years of experience not only coaching baseball but football, as well. After playing baseball for Piedmont College, Coach Pruitt started coaching at Forsyth Central where he coached for 10 years—5 of those years as the head baseball coach, leading the Bulldogs to 5 consecutive state playoff appearances and one Final 4. After leaving FCHS, Coach Pruitt spent 8 years at Gainesville High School and then went on to Flowery Branch where he coached for 4 years. Coach Pruitt and wife of 20 years, Cindy, have three beautiful children: Kel, 19; Cade, 17; Anna Reese, 13.

Coach Justin Rickett, Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Rickett is a native of Forsyth County and a graduate of South High School. After graduating high school, Coach Rickett attended North Georgia College and played baseball for the Saints as a third baseman. This is Coach Rickett’s 8th year coaching at West but his 8th year of coaching high school baseball. He also coaches Wolverine Softball where he took over as their head coach before the 2011 season. Justin teaches PE and is an Apex lab facilitator here at WFHS. Coach Rickett and his lovely wife, Erin, will celebrate 5 years of marriage in June. They have a 3 year old daughter named Baleigh Grace.

Coach Jim Ernst, Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Ernst grew up in Lake Zurich, Illinois. After high school, he attended the University of Iowa and DePaul University, playing baseball for one year at U of Iowa. Of the 12 years that Ernst has coached high school baseball, he has coached 9 of those years here at West. He has also coached Wolverine swim team, water polo and softball. Coach Ernst teaches biology here at West Forsyth. Coach Ernst and his wife, Jacqueline, have two children: Camden, 9; Quinn, 7


Coach Todd Holbrook, Freshman Coach
Coach Holbrook grew up in Forsyth County and graduated from Forsyth Central High School in 1992. He went on to attend Reinhardt College and North Georgia College. Coach Holbrook is the Head Football Coach at Liberty Middle and has coached baseball at West Forsyth for the past 4 years. Coach Holbrook and his wife, Michelle, have three children: Ella, 11; Hunter, 9; Gracen, 6.




Not Pictured:
Coach Steve Bohn - Varsity Assistant Coach
Kevin Enns - Coach JV
Jacob Rickett - Coach JV
Evan Goff - Coach Freshman