Alec Purdie joins Belmont men’s soccer as an assistant coach for the 2017 season.
Purdie brings a wealth of experience to the Bruin program, both as a coach and decorated player.
A four-year letterwinner 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. In addition, Purdie earned Offensive MVP honors and was named the Big Ten and National player of the week after leading Indiana to win the title at the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament.
From there, the Elkhard, Indiana native 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 professionally in Sweden before shifting his focus to coaching.
Purdie also serves in a support capacity with the Nashville United Soccer Academy.