Sam Purcell Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth

Sam Purcell is a very popular American basketball coach. He became very famous on the internet when the Mississippi state decided to hire him as their next women’s basketball team head coach. Earlier, he was working as an assistant at Louisville, Georgia Tech, and Tulsa.

Early Life

Sam Purcell was born on 5th October 1979 in Dalton, Georgia, United States only. He spent his childhood there only. His Father’s name is Bill Allen and the Name of his mother is not shared on the internet. He completed his school studies at southeast Whitfield high school and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, Montgomery.

Sam Purcell Career

When he completed his studies, then only he decided to become a coach. He began his career as a student coach at Auburn from 2000 to 2003. After it, he became the video coordinator, Administrative assistant of auburn from 2003 – to 2005. He became the assistant coach of Tulsa from 2005-to 2007. After this, he joined as video coordinator of Georgia tech from 2007- to 2009. And then he joined as an assistant coach of Georgia tech from 2009 to 2013. And after that, he became the assistant coach in Louisville from 2013 to 2017. He played a very critical role in guiding Louisville to a program-best 36-3 record in 2017-18. And in 2024, he became the head coach of Mississippi State.

His fabulous time with Louisville began in 2013 and during his tenure, 10 players were selected in the WNBA Draft, including 6 between 2019-2021. Prior to Louisville, he spent 6 seasons at Georgia Tech, and his other stops included Tulsa and Auburn. In total, he has spent past appx.19 years climbing the ranks from a student coach at Auburn all the way to an associate coach at Louisville, one of the top programs in the country. During his journey, the Dalton, Ga. native, he has worked under a few of the greatest minds in women’s basketball, including Jeff Walz, who is the current Louisville head coach.

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Sam Purcell Biography

Real Name Sam Purcell
Birth Date 5 October 1982
Age (as of 2024) 39 Years
Birth Place Dalton, Georgia
Nationality American
Profession Basketball Head Coach
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Libra

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 70 kg  –  in Pounds –  154 lbs
Shoe Size 8 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Average




College Auburn University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Meghan
Children Thee (Reese, Rylee & Reagan)

Personal Life

Sam Purcell was married to his girlfriend, Meghan. He is having three daughters – Reese, Rylee, and Reagan. He is very active on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook. On Instagram, he is having 4882 followers and on linked in, he has 693 followers. He uses keeps updated his fans.

Sam Purcell Net Worth

Sam Purcell is a basketball coach in Mississippi. As being a coach he is earning a good amount of money. He lives in a very lavish house along with his family. Most of the income is coming from his coaching work only. According to sources, his net worth is 1 million (appx.).


  • Sam always wanted to be a basketball player and coach.
  • He played for a 2-year letterman on the men’s basketball team at southern united state community college.
  • Sam started playing basketball at a very young age.
  • Sam decided to continue to coach at Louisville through the Cardinals’ NCAA tournament run.
  • He was elected to serve on the 2019-2020 WBCA Assistant Coaches Committee and then participated in Next Chair, a professional gathering of the top assistant coaches and administration in the country.
  • Sam has a passion for giving back, volunteering in the whole community, and speaking at numerous events, including the FCA and many fundraising efforts
  • He completely stood out when he was named the next women’s basketball coach for the Mississippi State Basketball team.
  • Purcell also enjoys sharing all the experiences and giving advice to other young coaches at the WBCA roundtable at the Final Four.
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