Lelo Prado

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Lelo Prado
Biographical details
BornNovember 5, 1962
Havana, Cuba
Alma mater Hillsborough Community College
University of Tampa
Playing career
1982–1983 Hillsborough CC
1984–1985 Tampa
Position(s) Catcher
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985 Hillsborough CC (asst.)
1986–1988 Tampa (asst.)
1989–1995 Tampa
1996–2006 Louisville
2007–2014 South Florida
Head coaching record
Overall849–639–2
TournamentsDI: 0–2
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 Sunshine State Conference Titles (1989, 1993)
7 Division II NCAA Tournament Appearances (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)
3 Division II College World Series appearances (1990, 1992, 1993)
2 Division II National Championships (1992, 1993)
1 NCAA Tournament Appearance (2002)
Awards
C-USA Coach of the Year (2002)
Big East Coach of the Year (2009)

Lelo Prado (born November 5, 1962) is the former head baseball coach at the University of South Florida. Hired in 2006, he guided the Bulls to a 36–24 record in his inaugural season. In 24 years as a collegiate coach, he has posted a 763–580–2 record. He led the Bulls to a 9–0 start in 2006, and South Florida was ranked 30th in the nation for that week. Prado left the position following the 2014 season. He is now a deputy athletic director at South Florida. [1]

Prior to coaching at USF, he served as the head coach 11 seasons at the University of Louisville. Prado also coached for seven seasons at the University of Tampa, where he won two Division II national championships, in 1992 and 1993. In 2002, he took Louisville to its first ever NCAA tournament appearance, and earned Conference USA coach of the year honors. He had seven 30-win seasons at Louisville, also a school record.

Head coaching record

Statistics overview
SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Tampa Spartans (Sunshine State Conference (Division II))(1989–1995)
1989Tampa 37–18–118–6T–1stNCAA Regional
1990Tampa 45–1415–93rdCollege World Series
1991Tampa 34–1717–72ndNCAA Regional
1992Tampa 42–1918–62ndCollege World Series
1993Tampa 43–2121–31stCollege World Series
1994Tampa 36–1814–73rdNCAA Regional
1995Tampa 41–1714–73rdNCAA Regional
Tampa:278–124–1117–45
Louisville Cardinals (Conference USA)(1996–2005)
1996Louisville 18–366–158th
1997Louisville 23–3211–157th
1998Louisville 31–2414–135th
1999Louisville 37–1914–136th
2000Louisville 17–37–110–16–18th
2001Louisville 32–2913–14T–5th
2002Louisville 39–1821–92nd NCAA Regional
2003Louisville 34–2314–157th
2004Louisville 26–3013–178th
2005 Louisville 32–2415–14T–6th
Louisville Cardinals (Big East Conference)(2006–2006)
2006 Louisville 31–2917–103rd
Louisville:320–301–1148–151–1
South Florida Bulls (Big East Conference)(2007–2013)
2007 South Florida 34–2613–145th
2008 South Florida 31–2714–136th
2009 South Florida 34–2518–92nd
2010 South Florida 26–3216–11T–4th
2011 South Florida 25–2913–149th
2012 South Florida 38–2217–10T–3rd
2013 South Florida 36–2217–74th
South Florida Bulls (American Athletic Conference)(2014)
2014 South Florida 27–3110–145th
South Florida:251–214118–92
Total:849–639–2

      National champion        Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion        Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion      Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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References

  1. "Lelo Prado - Deputy Athletics Director / Development (Sport Admin: Baseball) - Staff Directory". USF Athletics. Retrieved 2022-05-09.