Alabama's new look starts at the top, with first-year head coach Dennis Pursley and extends through a staff that includes five new assistant coaches to go with two returners from a year ago
David Pursley is in his first season as a volunteer coach with the Crimson Tide. In addition to his on-deck coaching duties, he serves as the staff's communications coordinator.
Pursley comes to Alabama after a year coaching with the North Carolina Aquatic Club in Chapel Hill, N.C., following a year with the FISH swim club in McLean, Va.
Pursley started his collegiate swimming career at the University of Arizona where he was a member of the Wildcats' 2008 NCAA Championship squad. After transferring to the University of Utah for his senior year, he served as the Utes team captain. Pursley graduated from Utah in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in speech communication.