Purus is in his first season on the Delaware State University staff. Prior to joining the Hornets, he served as catching and bullpen coach at Western Nevada College from 2014 to 2016.
From December 2012 to May 2013, Purus was an assistant baseball coach and interim head coach Wilkes Community (N.C.) .
His coaching resume’ also includes stints with, Morganton Aggies 18U and Madison High School.
Purus earned a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management (Human Performance Exercise Science) from Milligan College (Tenn.) in 2012 and associates from Wilkes CC in 2010.
As a player, Purus was a two-time All-Region player at Wilkes CC. In two seasons at Wilkes, he combined for a better than .400 batting average, 19 home runs, 91 RBI, 107 hits, 23 doubles and five triples. While playing for Milligan College, he batted .338 with 51 hits, three homers, 47 RBI, 16 doubles and three triples.