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NCAA May 21, 2021

South Carolina men’s soccer adds Alec Purdie to coaching staff

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina men’s soccer head coach Tony Annan has named Alec Purdie as his newest assistant coach to join his staff, Annan announced today.

Purdie spent the past two seasons at Wofford after previously spending two years as an assistant coach at Belmont.

“Alec has proven to be an outstanding assistant and has a great knowledge of the Carolinas and youth landscape across the U.S.,” Annan said. “His work ethic, passion and personality is a great fit for our program and his pedigree as a player and his understanding of the game will help our players progress rapidly. I am very excited to work with Alec.”

A four-year letter winner at Indiana University, Purdie made 63 match appearances with 35 starts.  As a senior, Purdie earned First Team All-Big Ten honors after tallying eight goals and five assists. He graduated in 2011 with a degree in sports communications and broadcasting.

After a successful collegiate career, he took part in the 2012 Major League Soccer Player Combine and was selected 22nd overall in the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft by the New England Revolution. After playing for the New England Revolution for the 2012 season, Purdie played in Sweden before shifting his focus to coaching.

A native of Elkhart, Ind., Purdie, and his wife, Lynlee, were married in 2016 and will be joined in Columbia by their daughter, Satcher Kay. Lynlee is notably an alumna of the University of South Carolina.

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