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 six years. I have been married to my wife Kendra for 16 years and we will celebrate our 17th year together this upcoming November. Kendra, was just hired on at Academy this past summer and we are really excited for this new opportunity for our family to be in the same district together. We have two children, our son Klay, will be starting 8th grade and our daughter Kamry, will be starting first grade here at Academy. We really enjoy the Academy community and the friendships we have developed here over the years.