DePaul to Introduce Oliver Purnell As Men's Basketball Coach
CHICAGO - DePaul University will hold a press conference to introduce Oliver Purnell as the next men's basketball coach on Tuesday afternoon. The press conference will be at 1:30 p.m. CT at Cortelyou Commons on DePaul's Lincoln Park campus. Cortelyou Commons is located at 2324 N. Fremont Street.
DePaul fans, students and supporters are encouraged to attend the event as DePaul welcomes the 13th coach in program history to Lincoln Park. Parking is available in the Sheffield Parking Garage at 2331 N. Sheffield Avenue.
Purnell led Clemson to six straight postseason appearances - including three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances - in his seven seasons with Tigers. His .694 (93-41) winning percentage over the last four seasons is ranked third in the ACC with only Mike Krzyzewski of Duke and North Carolina's Roy Williams posting higher winning percentages in that span. Prior to accepting the Clemson job, he held coaching stints at Dayton (1994-2003), Old Dominion (1991-94) and Radford (1988-91).