Bob Purser

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2015 Sherwood Award Winner

th_Bob_PurserBob Purser grew up in Big Spring, Texas where he played high school football under the legendary Spike Dykes. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1972 and began his coaching career at Anton High School under Donnie Leonard. In 1974 he moved to Bishop High School where he worked under his lifelong mentor Jack Tayrien for 5 years before leaving to accept a position at Granbury High School where he worked under Van Tom Whatley for one year before moving to Big Spring H.S. in 1980 to coach the offen- sive line under Ralph Harris. In 1982 Coach Purser accepted the position of Head Foot- ball Coach and Athletic Director at Lockney High School. He served in that capacity for five years where he compiled a record of 26-20-7 and his team won back to back district championships in 1984 and 1985. In 1987 Bob Purser began an 18 year reign as Head Football Coach and Athletic Director at Greenwood High School. In his 18 seasons at Greenwood his teams compiled an overall record of 124-73-2 winning 6 district titles, 11 playoff apperances and his 2002 team finished the season 15-1with a heart breaking loss in the State Championship game to Bandera in a double overtime battle. Coach Purser retired from coaching after 32 years in 2004 with an overall coaching record of 150-93-9. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Patti, who is also a retired coach. They have one son Rusty, who is the current A.D. at Taylor High School, his wife Nicole, and three grandchildren Rance, Kyen, and Emily.

Overall Coaching Record: 150-93-9

  • 1987-2005- Athletic Director/Head Football, Greenwood High School
  • District Champions: 1988, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2004

State Playoffs:

1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Record at Greenwood: 124-73-2

  • 1982-1987 Athletic Director/Head Football, Lockney High School.
  • District Champions: 1984, 1985

State Playoffs: 1984, 1985

Record at Lockney: 26-20-7

  • 1980-1982 Offensive Line Coach/Assistant Track, Big Spring High School under Ralph Harris
  • 1979-1980 First Assistant/Offensive Coordinator, Granbury High School under Van Whatley
  • 1974-1979 First Assistant/offensive Coordinator, Bishop High School under Jack Tayrien
  • 1973-1974 Assistant High School, Anton High School under Donnie Leonard

Awards received

  • Landry Award Nominee THSCA- 2002, 2003
  • President Nominee THSCA – 1998
  • Director, THSCA – 1993-1995
  • All Star Chairman, THSCA – 1998
  • All Star Selection Committee, THSCA –  1997
  • All Star Coach Nominee – 2002, 2003
  • Class AAA Coach of the Year (San Angelo Standard Times) – 1989, 2000, 2002
  • District Coach of the Year – 1984, 1985, 1994, 2000, 2002
  • Class AA Coach of the Year (Lubbock Avalanche Journal) –  1984
  • South Plains Coach of the Year (KAMC all classification) – 1984