Todd Pridy

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Todd Pridy was a football and baseball player at Napa High School. With all due respect to his football talent, Pridy will always be remembered for what he contributed to the Napa High baseball program – first as a player from 1986 to 1989 and now as the coach of the Napa High varsity baseball team. Pridy played four years of football at Napa High as a guard, linebacker, backup fullback and kicker. His play earned him a spot on the All-Napa County team and also Honorable Mention on the 1988 All-MEL football team. Pridy became a varsity baseball player midway through his freshman season and was an outfielder until being converted to a first baseman in his sophomore year. Pridy was All-County, All-MEL and team MVP twice, during both his junior and senior campaigns, while also being named to the All-State and All-Area teams once. The 1988 team won the Section Championship and Pridy contributed a .476 batting average and led the team in home runs, runs scored and runs batted in. His .533 average led the 1989 team and he also led in home runs and RBI. Pridy went on to a successful year at Napa Valley College and two years at Long Beach State, where his efforts helped the Dirtbags to a league championship and a trip to the College World Series in Omaha. Pridy was drafted by the New York Mets in 1990 but elected to stay in school. He was drafted by the Florida Marlins in 1992 and signed with them and took his shot at professional baseball. Pridy played nine years of professional baseball, the last few of which were with the Sonoma County Crushers in the Western League where he was named MVP of the league. Pridy is another of the super athletes of the class of 1989 who has brought his talents back to help coach today’s Napa Indian baseball teams.