At Hood College academics are very important and all students are pushed to do their best in the classroom. When it comes to student athletes they have an even higher standard to uphold because they are expected to succeed in the classroom and on their respective fields or courts.
One alumni of hood college that kept to that high standard is Conor Prachar. Prachar played soccer here and graduated in 2012 after receiving academic all-conference three times. During his time at Hood he was in the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society and in 2012 he held the record for most games started in a career for men’s soccer. Right after he graduated, Prachar gave back to Hood and became Coach Pracher.
He was an assistant coach for the men’s soccer team from the time he graduated until 2016 when he switched over to become head coach of the women’s soccer team. To this day he is the head coach of the women’s team and has brought that team a long way.
Alums are so important to every school because they show current students what to strive for and what success looks like. Prachar is a respected alumni who still continues to give back to Hood and inspires his team and others to work hard during their four years here.
“My time spent at Hood College was pivotal for my personal and professional development. I enrolled as a soft-spoken student with varied interests but wasn’t sure what direction life would take me. Hood’s professors, students and staff provided, and continue to provide, the environment I needed to find my voice, explore a variety of different academic fields, athletic opportunities and social and civic organizations. This college helped me to channel my potential towards my life goals and passions,” said Prachar.