Joe Prud’homme is entering into his second season as Head Football Coach in 2018. In February of 2016, he was tasked with building a new program that will began competition in the fall of 2017.
Prud’homme compiled an extremely successful coaching career over 27 seasons in the Texas High School ranks and brings that wealth of coaching experience to Texas Wesleyan. He came to the Rams from nearby Nolan Catholic High School (Fort Worth) where he led the Vikings to eleven appearances in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) 5A State Finals and seven State Championships in 24 seasons (1991-96, 1999-15). At Nolan Catholic he compiled a record of 209-105-2 and a playoff record of 38-15-1.
Prior to Nolan Catholic, Prud’homme began his coaching career as the head coach at Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School in Tyler, TX. Coaching the Cru in three seasons (1988-90), he reached the State Championship game in his first season as head coach at the age of 23.
Prud’homme has received numerous accolades including Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine Private School Coach of the Year (2008) and TAPPS 5A Coach of the Year Awards in his State Championship seasons of 2004, 05, 08, 09, 11, 12, and 13. Among his 31 total Coach of the Year awards is the 2005-06 TAPPS 6A Coach of the Year award which encompasses all sports. Additionally he has been named Tyler Morning Telegraph Football Coach of the Year (1998), Chanel 8 Inside High School Sports-Private School Coach of the Year (2004, ’05, 08, 09), Chevrolet Truck Coach of the Year (2004), Txprivatsports.com Coach of the Year (2004, 05), Fort Worth Star-Telegram Private School Football Coach of the Year (1991, 95, 99, 04, 09, 12), TAPPS Division I Football Coach of the Year (2004, 05, 09, 10, 11, 12), TAPPS 5A District Football Coach of the Year (2004, 05, 09, 10, 11, 12, 15), LSCSN.com Private School Coach of the Year (2012), , and even TAPPS District 5A-1 Girls Golf Coach of the Year (2004).
Prud’homme resides in Kennedale, TX, with his wife Amanda. They have two children, Joeseph, who pursuing at masters in business and is starting a company, JP3 Luxury Adventures and Emily, who is a sales manager with Stryve Biltong Snacks.