Clemson's Coach Purnell To Have High School Jersey Retired

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesday Sept 17, 2008
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Clemson men's basketball coach Oliver
Purnell is having his high school jersey retired. Purnell is a 1971 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin, Md. Clemson said Wednesday that Purnell would be presented a framed No. 22 jersey during halftime the school's Friday home football game.

Purnell helped the school to a state championship in 1970. He
also was part of Old Dominion's Division II national championship
in 1975. Purnell has been a Division I college head coach for 20 seasons, including the last five with Clemson. Last season, the Tigers went 24-10 and reached the NCAA tournament for the first time in 10

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