My name is Brian Pursche. I was born and raised in Waco, TX. After high school I attended Tarleton State University. I graduated in 2000 from Tarleton with a BS in Education and worked my first teaching job at my old high school, Waco Connally. My first teaching/coaching job was here at Academy in 2001. I taught 8th grade U.S. History and coached football, basketball, and track at both the JH and HS level. After 2003, I received the head boys basketball job at Poth High School. I was the coach there for three years before I found my way back to Academy. I have been here ever since, but eleven years ago I made the switch to coach girls. I was the head softball coach for four years, then I switched over to basketball for the last seven years. I have two children, my son Klay, will be starting 9th grade and my daughter Kamry, will be starting 2nd grade here at Academy. I really enjoy being a part of the Academy community and the friendships I have developed here over the years.