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Bruce Pearl 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
American basketball coach
Born: March 18, 1960 (age 61 years), Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Record: 138–92 (.600)
Title: Head coach
Spouse: Brandy (m. 2009), Kim Pearl (m. 1982–2007)
Teams coached: Auburn Tigers men’s basketball (Head coach, since 2014)
Children: Steven Pearl, Leah Pearl, Jacqui Pearl, Michael Pearl
Full Name Bruce Pearl
Occupation Basketball Coach
Date of Birth March 18, 1960
Place of Birth Massachusetts, Boston
Star Sign Pisces
Country United States
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Birth Sign Duality Passive
Birth Sign Modality & Element Mutable Water
Opposite Sign Virgo
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A Jewish native of Boston, Pearl attended Sharon High School in Sharon, Massachusetts and is a 1982 graduate of Boston College, where he served as the manager of the men’s basketball team.
He is married to Brandy.
He has two daughters, Jacqui and Leah and two sons, Steven, who is now his assistant coach at Auburn, and Michael.
Bruce Pearl is the Head Coach for the Auburn Tigers Men’s Basketball Team.
Pearl assumed his position at Auburn in 2014 after a brief coaching hiatus (2011-2014), during which he was a college basketball analyst for ESPN.
In his time as head coach at Auburn, Pearl has led the Tigers to 70 wins, and in 2019, both a Southeastern Conference Championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament where they made it to Auburn’s first-ever appearance in the Final Four.
Prior to joining ESPN, Pearl was the head coach at Tennessee for six years (2005-2011).
His team made the NCAA tournament all six years – three times in the Sweet 16 – setting a school record for consecutive appearances.
He was also the first coach to lead the Vol’s men’s basketball team to a national # 1 ranking.
Pearl was recognized as the Adolph Rupp National Coach of the Year in 2008 and was also named SEC Coach of the Year in both 2006 and 2008.
At the height of his career, Pearl received a three-year ban from coaching after holding a cookout attended by high school juniors – a violation of NCAA recruiting rules.
Owning up to his mistake, Pearl seized his chance at a comeback by accepting an analyst position with ESPN.
Bruce Pearl graduated from Boston College where he served as the manager of the men’s basketball team.
He coached at UW-Milwaukee, where in four seasons he led the team to 86 wins and the school’s first NCAA tournament appearances in 2003 and 2005.
His first head coaching job was at Southern Indiana in 1992 where he compiled a 231-46 record and was named NABC Division II Coach of the Year in 1995 after leading the Eagles to their first Division II national championship.
In 1982, Pearl married Kim Shrigley, a former nurse.
The couple shared four children: Jacqui, Michael, Leah, and Steven.
Among four, sons, Steven Pearl is now his assistant coach at Auburn, and his daughter, Leah, Works for Turner Sports.
However, the couple parted their ways in 2007 after twenty-five years of their marriage.
During post-divorce, Kim hit the headline when she started a salon called Alimony with money she received through a divorce settlement.
When asked about her business, his ex-wife, Kim told him that she wanted to have a company that would let her versatility to take care of her Coach Bruce Pearls two younger children.
As the kids are grown up, the store shut down.
In 2009, Pearl tied the knot with Brandy who he calls his “Best & Most Trusted Friend”. Together, they are part owners of an Auburn boarding and grooming business.
Pearl is the son of Bernie and Barbara.
In an interview, he confirmed he is of Jewish heritage.
Though in the ’80s, his parents are still very active and still attend the game.
He attended Sharon High School. Further, he enrolled at Boston College, graduating in 1982.