Jeremy Pruitt’s overhaul of Tennessee’s football program is now complete according to a report.
Per Rivals.com, Pruitt has filled his final vacancy as part of his support staff at Tennessee. According to the report, Pruitt has hired Jeronimo Boche from James Madison as Tennessee’s new head trainer for the football program.
Boche was the head trainer for James Madison last season and spent the previous 10 years as an assistant trainer for Florida State. He worked with Pruitt when he was there as defensive coordinator in 2013, and he also worked with Tennessee’s safeties coach, Charles Kelly, at FSU as well.
Athletic trainers are responsible for the health and well being of an athlete. They concern themselves with an athlete’s health and condition as their top priority and ensure a player’s safety is being considered.
Boche’s one year at James Madison saw the Dukes go 14-1 and finish as runner-up in the FCS Championship Game to North Dakota State. Florida State won three conference titles and a national championship while he worked there.
The move to part ways with John Burnside as head trainer and hire Boche all but completes the transition from Butch Jones to Jeremy Pruitt inside Tennessee’s football program. Not only has Pruitt completely replaced Jones’ on-field coaching staff, but Pruitt’s support staff of assistants, strength and conditioning staff, recruiting evaluators, trainers, and other support members are now made up of people he’s brought in.
Tennessee’s players will begin summer classes soon and will get started with Craig Fitzgerald’s strength and conditioning summer program then as well.