Brock PursleyRecruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers
Alma Mater: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2009
Office Phone: (828) 884-8277
Coach Pursley joined the Brevard Coaching staff in the summer of 2009. In 2012, Pursley moved to the perimeter to coach the Wide Receivers as well as continuing to coach the Slotbacks. He will also continue to serve as the team's Recruiting Coordinator.
In 2011, Pursley coached Slotback Kelvin Jeter to his second All-Conference performance as the BC rushing attack averaged 248.2 yards per game and ranked 8th in the nation.
In 2010, Brevard's rushing yards per game ranked 4th in the nation at 289.2 yards per game. Pursley coached Jeter to the first 1,000 yard rusher in BC history and a South Atlantic Freshman of the Year honor. Jeter was named First Team All-Conference as well as an All-Region selection and was 2nd in the conference in rushing yards per game. Jeter also lead the nation at 8.5 yards per carry.
The 2009 season was Pursley's first year coaching at Brevard, where he tutored the running backs. That year Brevard’s national ranking in rushing yards per game was 13th, up from 60th in 2008. The 2009 BC rushing attack averaged 225.82 yards per game.
Pursley came to the Tornados from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where he served as a student-assistant under Head Coaches Butch Davis and John Bunting, Offensive Coordinator John Shoop, as well as Defensive Coordinator and current Indianapolis Colts Head Coach, Chuck Pagano. While at UNC, Pursley worked with the defense on game days helping chart offensive personnel, formations, and plays, as well as assisting in the film breakdown of opponents. Pursley also worked the summers at UNC helping assist John Shoop during camps by coaching a group of quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers. Pursley was on staff during the 2008 Mineke Car Care Bowl, which was the only the third bowl game in ten years for UNC. Pursley was also a member of the nationally ranked men's Fencing team while at UNC .
Prior to going to UNC, Pursley attended Northeast Guilford High School in McLeansville, NC, where he was a four year quarterback and captain. In 2004, NE was crowed Eastern NC State Champions. Pursley still holds records at NE for highest completion percentage, yards per completion, and lowest TD:INT ratio. He is also one of three quarterbacks at NE to throw for more than 1,000 yards in a season. His father is the head coach at NE and holds the longest streak in the state of North Carolina for consecutive seasons in the playoffs.
Coach Brock Pursley is the son of Tommy and Lisa Pursley. Both graduates and student-athletes of Appalachian State. Pursley is engaged to Stephanie Rice of Brevard, NC and they plan to wed in December 2012