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2013 - PREP & JV Super Bowl (PYFL)
2014 - PREP Super Bowl (PYFL)
2015 - JV & VARSITY Super Bowl (PYFL)
2016 - PREP, JV & VARSITY State Champions (AAU)
VARSITY AAU National Champs!!!
Roger Purgason grew up in Charlotte and played football for Carmel Middle and South Mecklenburg High School. Following high school, he played for Coach Mack Brown at UNC as an offensive tackle where he received All ACC honors and was recipient of the Outstanding Lineman Award his senior year. He graduated in 1995 from UNC and was a free agent with the Atlanta Falcons.
Purgason returned to reside in Charlotte with his wife, Joanna Carper Purgason. They have three children, Cade, Taylor and Kaylie. Purgason commits his time to coach with Head Coach Brian Poore at Carmel Middle School where they have set a new standard of success.
Purgason's goal is to enhance high school talent as well as to increase the awareness of football in the local community. His method is to integrate both middle and youth football age groups in order for each to benefit from the others' experience. He believes both age groups learn from and are inspired and supportive of each other while building standards excellence in football.