Tommy Pritchard was born in Jackson, MS and grew up in Ridgeland, MS. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Communication and an emphasis in Public Relations. While at MSU, he had the opportunity to be Bully, the mascot for the university, and was able to travel and see games from a different perspective than most college students. After graduation he moved back to Ridgeland to manage a local coffee shop where he learned a lot about his strengths and weaknesses in the working world. Tommy moved to Oxford from Ridgeland in January 2012 and started with Next Gear in March 2012. Tommy started on the Help Desk and is now in charge of implementing new clients on the technical side of the system. He loves going back to Starkville to see the Bulldogs play and enjoys nothing more than sitting on a lounge in right field at Dudy Noble Field.