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John Prioleau, a native of Charleston, SC, enters his fifth season as part of the Pioneers coaching staff.  Prioleau joined the Pioneers coaching staff after successful playing careers at SMC from 2004-06 and Limestone College from 2006-2008.

In 2006, Prioleau helped the SMC basketball program reach the Region X tournament where the Pioneers lost at the last second in the championship game to become runners-up in the region. That season Prioleau averaged 10.9 points, 6.2 assists, and 8.6 rebounds per game.

After an outstanding career at SMC, Prioleau took his talent to Limestone College. In 2007, he helped lead the Saints basketball program to their best record in school history (20-9). During the 2007-08 season, Prioleau was named the team’s most valuable player.  

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with Coach Prioleau ” said SMC head coach Jeff Brookman. “He was a great player at SMC and Limestone.  JP played with a lot of heart and passion. No one outworked him on the court. He is a great addition to our program and the SMC community and has a great future ahead of him”

Prioleau’s responsibilities include assisting in all preseason workouts and practices, developing weight room workouts and game day preparation.

Prioleau graduated from Limestone College in with a degree in Business Mangement/Administrative. He currently resides in Spartanburg, SC