How Did First-Year Head Coaches Fare in 2021?

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The 2021 season was certainly not a normal one. While this were pretty normal by Memorial Day, restrictions and pauses added challenges that nobody had ever had to deal with before. Add in the fact of being a first-year head coach and that can certainly make things even more difficult.

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The First Year of The Purpura Era at VMI Will Be About Building

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VMI is one of the few programs that underwent a coaching change this summer, as James Purpura came back to Lexington, where he had previously served as an assistant from 2017-2018, to lead the Keydets as the seventh head coach in program history.

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North Cross, Va., Attackman Zane Ratliff is First 2022 Commitment For VMI

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James Purpura and the VMI Keydets were one of multiple programs to pick up a treat on Halloween night, as they landed their first in the 2022 class with North Cross, Va., attackman Zane Ratliff announcing that he would be staying home and taking his talents to Lexington.

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