Hood College alumnus Conor Prachar '12 was named the Blazers' head women's soccer coach in January 2016.
In 2017, the Blazers won seven matches, the most for Hood in eight years, including a four-match win streak. Elien Comhaire was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team and Academic All-MAC. The team placed 19 players on the MAC Academic Honor Roll.
During his first season, he coached goalkeeper Rachel Knoebel to All-MAC Commonwealth honors. A total of 13 Blazers were named to the MAC Academic Honor Roll.
Prachar served as an assistant coach with the men's program from 2012-15. He helped lead the men's team to a school record 12 wins this in 2015 and the program's first trip to the ECAC postseason. The squad set school records in nearly every season statistical category, including goals, assists, points and shutouts. His four years on the staff comprised the winningest four-year stretch in program history up to that point.
A native of Neptune, New Jersey, he appeared in and started a school-record 61 career games as a defender for the Blazers. He captained the team his junior and senior years and was selected to the CAC All-Academic team three times. Prachar was also inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma national athlete honor society and received the Kim Servedio Award for selflessness, sincerity and optimism at the annual senior athletic banquet.
An active member of the local and regional coaching community, Prachar currently coaches with FC Frederick and the Maryland State Olympic Development Program. He holds a National C License through the United State Soccer Federation and a Goalkeeper Level 2 Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Prachar received his Bachelor of Arts degree in management and holds a Master's of Arts in teaching.
1 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection
1 Academic All-MAC selection
1 All-MAC Commonwealth selection
1 USCA Team Ethics and Sportsmanship award
7 wins in 2017, Hood's highest total since 2009
32 MAC Academic Honor Roll selections