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Who is Auburn University Tigers Coach Bruce Pearl?

BRUCE Pearl has been the Auburn University Tigers basketball coach for seven years now, and his list of wins for the team keeps growing.

This week, Auburn University beat Vanderbilt University, placing itself in the lead in the SEC championship lead.

Bruce Pearl celebrates 2019 win over Virginia Cavaliers

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Bruce Pearl celebrates 2019 win over Virginia Cavaliers

Who is Bruce Pearl?

Bruce Pearl, 61 years old, born in Boston, Massachusetts.

He attended Boston College, where he studied business administration and served as a manager for the Boston College men’s basketball team.

In 2014, Pearl became the head coach of Auburn’s men’s basketball team after 30 years as an assistant coach at various universities across the country.

Pearl has served as an assistant coach at Stanford and the University of Iowa, among others.

He is also the head coach at Southern Indiana University.

Since joining Auburn in 2014, Pearl has received a number of awards. During his 26 seasons with Auburn, they won the NCAA Tournament 19 times.

He also ranks as the second best coach in the SEC in terms of win rate.

How good are Auburn University’s Tigers?

The Auburn University Tigers are known for being a very strong college basketball team.

They had won multiple NCAA victories, even before Bruce Pearl joined the team.

Auburn also has notable basketball alumni, including Charles Barkley’s family basketball hall.

Auburn has also produced 33 players already draft into the NBAincluding Chuck Person, Chris Porter and JT Thor and Sharife Cooper in 2021.

Bruce Pearl celebrates Auburn's win over the Kentucky Wildcats in 2019

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Bruce Pearl celebrates Auburn’s win over the Kentucky Wildcats in 2019Credit: Getty

Is Bruce Pearl married?

Pearl has been happily married to his wife Brandy Miller since 2008.

He has two sons and two daughters with his ex-wife, Kim Shrigley.

His son Steven worked as Auburn’s assistant coach. Brandy, Pearl’s wife, owns a mobile dog grooming company.

Pearl often tweets about her family and their successes, with reading his biography: “husband to my beautiful wife Brandy and father to my players and 4 incredible kids, Jacqui, Steven, Leah, Mike.”

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