Coach. The driving force behind the Grant/Perkins County basketball dynasty, Larry Pritchett coached the Plainsmen to state championships in 1968, 1989 and 1990 and three state runner-up finishes, as well as 22 conference titles. He coached the Plainsmen from 1968-73 and again from 1987-2007. He was an assistant coach on Grant’s state championship team in 1966. His Grant teams won 16 district championships and played in 14 state tournaments. Including coaching jobs at Cozad and Chase County, he compiled a coaching record of 476-147. He also coached the Plainsmen to the state track championship in 1971 and state cross country runner-up finishes in 1975 and 1976. Pritchett’s teams were well prepared, well disciplined and known for their tough defense. They played their best late in the season as the coach molded the team to its talents.