Pratt Community College has hired Carey Phariss as their new head women’s basketball coach. While this is Phariss’ first head coaching position, he has more than a decade of assistant coaching experience at the collegiate level.
“I am excited that Carey will be joining our Pratt family,” said Bill Wilson, director of athletics. “He is a dedicated professional that has put his time in as a college assistant coach. He has substantial experience in recruiting in this region and I am confident that he will be a successful college head coach.”
“I would like to thank President Calvert and Athletic Director Bill Wilson for this great opportunity to become the next head women’s basketball coach at Pratt Community College,” said Phariss. “I am excited to be joining the city of Pratt and PCC family. This is a great step for me, and I am truly blessed.”
Phariss joins PCC after three seasons as an assistant coach at Seminole State College in Seminole, Okla.. Prior to his time at Seminole State, he coached as an assistant at now NCAA Division II Northwestern Oklahoma State University. At NWOSU, he coached three Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes and one NAIA All-American.
Coach Phariss started his coaching career at his alma mater at the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma. He helped guide the Drover women’s basketball team to the 2008 NAIA National Tournament, the second tournament appearance in program history. While at USAO he coached three NAIA All-Americans, one Daktronics-NAIA-Scholar Athlete, and numerous All-Sooner Athletic Conference players.
Phariss earned his bachelor’s degree from USAO and his masters degree from East Central University.