Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Purdum Accepts Job With Eastern Kentucky

first_imgPurdum is part of a group of former Drake women’s soccer assistant coaches who have moved forward in their respective careers after spending time at Drake, including Jason Wichman now at Iowa State, Mike Regan at Indiana and Heath Weeks is the head coach of the Johnston High School (Iowa) boy’s soccer team, which is currently ranked fourth in the state. Purdum made a significant impact in his one season at Drake. He worked with junior Brooke Dennis, who was named Missouri Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Year, in her first season as a Bulldog after transferring from Ball State. The team captured the 2015 MVC regular season title, its first regular season title since 2006. Drake University women’s soccer assistant goalkeepers coach Josh Purdum has accepted an assistant coach position with the Eastern Kentucky University women’s soccer team, Drake head coach Lindsey Horner announced Friday, May 27. “We are thrilled for Josh to take the next step in his career at EKU,” said Horner. “He was a great addition to our program. Not only did our goalkeepers benefit from his knowledge and passion for the position, but our entire team valued his energy, feedback and drive for excellence. A part of me hates to lose great coaches like Josh from our staff, but at the same time they are deserving of the next challenge in their career and I’m confident that Josh is ready to excel in his new position.” Prior to Drake, Purdum spent five seasons at Northern Colorado with three seasons as the graduate assistant women’s soccer coach and two as a volunteer coach. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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