Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Department: Athletic Department
- BS, Health and Exercise Science, Regis University
- MBA, Kansas Wesleyan University
Purdy had been the women’s basketball graduate assistant coach at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas for the past two seasons. Her primary responsibilities were to recruit, direct individual guard development sessions, coach the junior varsity team, oversee academic study tables, assist in organizing and planning practices, organize scouting and film on opponents, organize team community service projects, organize and advertise alumni events and direct the team’s social media accounts. While at KWU, Purdy helped the Coyotes qualify for the KCAC Conference Tournament in both seasons with a combined record of 35-28 in the two-year span. Four players were selected to the All-KCAC Teams and they also boasted one NAIA All-American. Kansas Wesleyan was a NAIA Scholar Team and held the 24th highest GPA in the nation in 2016-17. The JV program went a combined 30-10 under Purdy’s guidance in the two years.
Collegiately, Purdy began her playing career at Northern Colorado where she was named the 2012-13 Big Sky Conference Preseason Freshman Player of the Year. She then transferred to Regis University where she was named to the All-RMAC Conference Team three straight seasons with a third team selection and then back-to-back first team selections as a junior and senior. In her three seasons, Purdy finished seventh in career scoring at Regis with 1,257 career points. She was named to the All-RMAC Honor Roll as a senior and was the 2016 Regis University Student Athlete of the Year.
Purdy holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Kansas Wesleyan and she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Health & Exercise Science from Regis in 2016.