Brian Praschan, is married to Erica and has two children Elizabeth (5) and Cora (3). He has bachelor degree from Evangel University in Social Science. He also holds the following designations: Registered Financial Consultant and Accredited Wealth Management Advisor. Brian works at DFG Insurance and is also part owner of an Interior Design business with his wife. In High School, Brian qualified for state numerous times his Freshman to Junior year in Ohio and Kansas. During his senior year he posted the fastest time in the state of Kansas in all divisions in the 100m dash at 10.55HT. He qualified for state in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m and 300M Hurdles. High School Personal Best: 100m 10.55HT, 200m 22.1HT, long jump 20.7ft, 300m Hurdles 42.5A.

Collegiately Brian ran track his freshman year at Wichita State University. While at WSU he lettered in indoor and outdoor on a team that won Missouri Valley Outdoor Championship. The sprint team set multiple records in the Missouri Valley and Wichita State programs that year. Brian then transferred to Evangel University which brought him to Springfield in 2003. During his time there he qualified multiple times for the NAIA National meet in the 60m and 100m dashes. His 60m and 100m times rank him top 5 all time for Evangel's track program. Collegiate Personal Best: 100m 10.77A, 60m 7.07A and 200m 22.06A.

In 2014 Brian ran Masters Track & Field and competed in the 100m dash and place 3rd in the Missouri Show Me State Games with a time of 11.77. The time placed him 41st in the nation in his age group. This will be Brian's second year coaching with STC. He is a USATF member and coach.