Pruitt was a standout athlete at Lakeland High where he lettered four years in football and wrestling, and also one year in track and field.
In football Pruitt was a two-time all-state selection on offense and a first-team all-state selection on defense his senior year. Playing both on the offensive and defensive lines, Pruitt made 66 tackles during his senior year and also had seven sacks and a fumble recovery.
Pruitt left his mark in wrestling as well where he was a three-time state champion as the Class 3A level during 2000-02. He was the first Lakeland wrestlers to win three state titles and is only one of three to accomplish the feat. He also placed second in the National High School Coaches Association’s 2001 national tournament in the heavyweight division to earn All-American honors.
Following high school, he went on to play football at the University of North Texas where he lettered three seasons as a defensive lineman and played in three bowl games.
Following football he was accepted into the University of Montana Doctor of Physical Therapy program. After graduation he worked in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley in a rural outpatient clinic before joining the North Idaho Physical Therapy clinic in Post Falls in 2013 while also providing inpatient care at Northwest Specialty Hospital. He later moved to the Rathdrum clinic in 2015, excited to give back to the community in which he was raised.
Pruitt and his wife Susan have one daughter.