Thursday, March 4, 2010

Purvis named Braden River head coach

Don Purvis, who was on the coaching staff of Bayshore High’s best football team, has been named Braden River’s new head football coach.

Purvis was an assistant under Ray Woodie in 2003 when the Bruins went 10-2 and reached the second round of the playoffs for the only time in school history. He left to take an assistant’s job at First Assembly Christian School just outside of Memphis where he played college football.

For the past three seasons, Purvis has been the head coach at First Assembly and reached the playoffs each year, including two trips to the state semis.

The 34 year old is slated to assume his new job on April 5th. He replaces Ed Volz, who quit after one year to take the head job at Sarasota High. Purvis was selected from 98 candidates who submitted resumes.

One of the most impressive things about Purvis is that in three years at First Assembly his team was never assessed a personal foul and he compiled a 24-12 record.

For a complete story see Bradenton Herald on Friday.

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