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Jeff Pritchard begins his first season on the Mission Campus as an assistant coach in 2007. Pritchard, a former outfielder at the University of San Francisco and a junior college All-American at Allan Hancock Junior College in Santa Maria, Calif., will be working as a hitting and fielding instructor for the Broncos. Pritchard was the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at San Francisco State for head coach Matt Markovich from 2003-05. Pritchard will serve as manager of the Mat-Su Miners in the Alaska League in the summer of 2007, and in 2006 helmed the Kauai Menehunes of the HCBL. He was also the manager of the Monterey Bay Sox during the summer of 2005, leading the Bay Sox to a 13th place finish at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan, and earning the 2005 California Coastal League Manager of the Year award. The Bears' sophomore infielder, Kyle Spraker, was a member of Bay Sox. In 2003, Pritchard was the assistant coach with Jon Zuber for the Lafayette (Calif.) Generals American Legion team. Growing up in Carmel Valley, Calif., Pritchard was a three-time all-league performer at Robert Louis Stevenson High School from 1993-95. He went on to be a two-time all-conference outfielder at Hancock JC, winning the 1996 Western State Conference batting title with a .447 average. Pritchard then competed two years at USF before playing professional baseball in the Independent League from 1999-02, finishing his career with the Sonoma County Crushers. Pritchard earned a bachelor's degree in English from USF in 2000 and completed a Masters in English from San Francisco State this fall. He and his wife Carrie currently reside in Marin County.