Sam Purcell Biography, Net worth, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife

Sam Purcell is a very popular American basketball coach. He became very famous on the internet when the state of Mississippi decided to hire him as the head coach of the next women’s basketball team. He previously worked as an assistant at Louisville, Georgia Tech and Tulsa.

Sam Purcell Biography, Net worth, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife

Early life

Sam Purcell was born on October 5, 1979, in Dalton, Georgia, United States only. Only there he spent his childhood. His father’s name is Bill Allen and his mother’s name is not shared on the internet. He attended Southeast Whitfield High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, Montgomery.

Sam Purcell career

When he finished his studies, he decided to become a coach. He began his career as a student coach at Auburn from 2000 to 2003. Sam Purcell then became Auburn’s video coordinator, administrative assistant, from 2003 to 2005. He was Tulsa’s assistant coach from 2005 to 2007. After that, he joined Georgia Tech from 2007 to 2009 as a video coordinator. And then he joined Georgia Tech as an assistant coach from 2009 to 2013. He then became an assistant coach at Louisville from 2013 to 2017. He very well played a pivotal role in guiding Louisville to a program-best 36-3 record in 2017-18. In 2022, he became Mississippi State’s head coach.

His fabulous time at Louisville began in 2013 and during his tenure, 10 players were selected for the WNBA draft, including 6 between 2019 and 2021. Before Louisville, he spent 6 seasons at Georgia Tech and his other stints included Tulsa and Auburn. Overall, he’s spent the last 19 or so years climbing the ranks from student coach at Auburn to associate coach at Louisville, one of the top programs in the country. During his journey, the Dalton, Georgia native has worked under some of women’s basketball’s biggest minds, including Jeff Walz, the current head coach of Louisville.

Sam Purcell biography

Real nameSam Purcell
Date of birthOctober 5, 1979
Age (as of 2024)44 years
Place of birthDalton, Georgia
professionbasketball head coach
sun signscale

Physical Statistics

Heightin feet inches – 5′ 6” – in centimeters – 168 cm
Weightin kilograms – 70kg – in pounds – 154 pounds
shoe size8 (USA)
hair colordark brown
eye colorBrown
body typeAverage

Sam Purcell family



UniversityAuburn University

relationship status

Marital statusMarried
who is Sam Purcell’s wife?Meghan
childrenYou (Reese, Rylee & Reagan)

Personal life

Sam Purcell was married to his girlfriend Meghan. He has three daughters – Reese, Rylee, and Reagan. He is very active on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook. On Instagram, he has 4882 followers and on Linked In he has 693 followers. He keeps his fans up to date.

Sam Purcell net worth

Sam Purcell is a basketball coach in Mississippi. He makes good money as a coach. He lives with his family in a very spacious house. Most of the income comes exclusively from his coaching work. According to sources, his net worth is 1 million (approx).

Facts About Sam Purcell

  • Sam always wanted to be a basketball player and coach.
  • He played for a 2-year-old letterman on the men’s basketball team at Southern United State Community College.
  • Sam started playing basketball at a young age.
  • Sam decided to continue training in Louisville during the Cardinals’ NCAA tournament run.
  • He was elected to the 2019-2020 WBCA Assistant Coaches Committee and then attended the Next Chair, a professional gathering of the country’s top assistant coaches and administration.
  • Sam has a passion for giving back, volunteering throughout the community, and speaking at numerous events including the FCA and many fundraisers
  • He stood out when he was named the next women’s basketball coach for the Mississippi State basketball team.
  • Purcell is also happy to share all of his experiences and offer advice to other young coaches at the WBCA roundtable at the Final Four.

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