Spurgeon joined the Tornado staff as the pitching coach in 2018. Prior to King, he spent two years at The University of the Cumberlands.
In his first season at Cumberlands, Spurgeon helped lead the team to a No. 20 ranking in the final poll of the 2017 season. The team finished with a 43-17 record and the pitching staff ranked 12th in the country. In 2018, he helped them finish with a record of 47-11 and a top 10 ranking in the country. Their pitching staff ranked in the Top 25 in numerous categories.
Spurgeon began his college playing career at Cleveland State Community College where he was a weekend starter in 2011-12. He then transferred to NCAA Division I Tennessee Tech where he was a weekend starter. After Tennessee Tech, he played two seasons of Professional Baseball in the Frontier League.