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Defensive LineDerrick Miles
Miles returns for his second season on the Green Terror staff, looking after the defensive line.
A year removed from being a three-year starter, Miles returns to coach the position he played for four years.
Miles finished his career with 126 tackles, including 9.5 for loss. He also forced two fumbles and recovered two more.
Miles earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology.
Purkey enters his second season on the Green Terror staff and continues to work with the outside linebackers. In 2016, he will also coordinate the special teams.
A local product, Purkey returns to Carroll County after spending last season coaching wide receivers and special teams at his alma mater.
Upon graduation from James Madison in 2013, he spent a season as the wide receivers coach and offensive assistant at Stevenson. Among his tasks with the Mustangs was to organize and run the scout defense.
Purkey’s coaching experience began during his undergraduate career following a successful playing career at South Carroll High School. Purkey worked with the JMU football team, assisting with film breakdown. As a senior, he completed a practicum in coaching, learning offensive schemes implemented by the Dukes.
Purkey graduated with a bachelor of science in kinesiology.
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive BacksDeMarcus White
White joins the Green Terror staff in 2016 as defensive coordindator after spending last season at Rutgers.
White comes to McDaniel with eight years of collegiate coaching experience, including two seasons at the Division I level. In addition to serving as the defensive backs assistant and player development coach at Rutgers last season, White also coached the 2008 season at his alma mater, Iona.
At Iona, he worked with the wide receivers - a position he knew well. White was an All-MAAC first-team performer and team captain in 2007, leading the Gaels in receptions (49) and yards (610). He also scored six touchdowns that season.
Between his stops at Division I, he spent six seasons with ASA College, including the final four as defensive coordinator. White helped lead the Avengers to three straight conference championship games. His 2014 defensive squad finished the season ranked seventh in NJCAA in total defense and fifth in rushing yards allowed per game. The unit was also 14th in pass defense and seventh in scoring defense.
His 2013 ASA defense keyed a Northeast Conference championship and Carrier Dome Bowl win. The Avengers led the nation in scoring defense (9.1 ppg) and second in total defense.
In 2012, the defense was tops in the NJCAA, including allowing a scant 38.1 rushing yards per game. His pass defense allowed just 100 yards per game. The squad won its first conference crown and first bowl appearnace before ending the season ranked fifth in the NJCAA final poll.
While at ASA, White mentored 24 all-conference performers, six All-Americans and the 2009 National Junior College Player of the Year.
A Maryland native, White was a four-year letterwinner in basketball and three-year varsity starter in football. A captain and All-Prince Georges County first-team selection, he played in the County All-Star game in 2004 before going on to Hudson Valley Community College. While there, he was a two-time all-conference performer and team captain.
Wenrich returns to his alma mater in 2015 to serve as a defensive assistant on the Green Terror staff.
A four-year starter at defensive back, Wenrich amassed more than 200 tackles and picked off 12 passes. He also broke up 28 other passes in his career.
Wenrich was also the team’s punter as a junior, booting 67 punts for an average of nearly 34 yards per kick. He was also on the receiving ends of punts over his career, returning punts as a sophomore and junior. Among his 26 career punt returns was a 76-yarder for a touchdown in 2007.
Wenrich was a three-time all-conference selection at defensive back, earning second-team honors as a junior and being tabbed an honorable mention as both a sophomore and senior.
Wenrich graduated with his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2010.
White joins the Green Terror staff in 2016 to coach the linebackers.
After spending a year coaching linebackers and running backs at Kutztown High School, the Baltimore native returns home.
White played collegiately at Division II Kutztown after being a standout player at Mt. St. Joseph High School in Baltimore.
White graduated from Kutztown in 2015 with a bachelor's in leisure and sport studies.