Union Pines AD Purvis Receives Charlie Adams Award

Charlie Adams Distinguished Service Award – Bobby Purvis – Union Pines High School

A long-time teacher, coach and athletic director, Bobby Purvis has served students for 42 years. He began his coaching career in the 1980’s serving as head men’s and women’s basketball coach as well as head track and field coach while assisting in football and baseball. His teams collected 17 championships in track and field, and 17 championships in basketball with more than 400 wins. He was the Region 4 women’s basketball coach for the North Carolina State Games in 1988 and was chosen as a head men’s coach for the East/West All-Star game in 2007. He has been named “Coach of the Year” 16 times in track and basketball combined while serving as conference president for three different conferences. He was selected as the Region 4 “Athletic Director of the Year” in 2016 and is a member of the Union Pines High School Hall of Fame.

WFJA Sports would like to congratulate Union Pines and AD Bobby Purvis on this award and also thank Bobby for the hospitality that WFJA Sports has received over the years of broadcasting local high school sports.