LIU promotes Perri to head coach
Brooklyn, NY (Sports Network) - Long Island University has named Jack Perri as its new head men's basketball coach.
Perri takes over for Jim Ferry, who was named the new head coach at Duquesne on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old Perri has been the associate head coach at LIU for the past five seasons.
"I am truly thrilled to be named the next head men's basketball coach at LIU Brooklyn," Perri said. "I am honored that both Mr. Suarez and Provost Gale Stevens Haynes have given me this tremendous opportunity to build upon what we, as a team, have already accomplished. Over the past seven years, I have grown to love the LIU community. I cannot put into words just how strongly I feel about this university and how proud I am to lead this team of talented student-athletes. The tradition of LIU Brooklyn basketball speaks for itself and I will work tirelessly to ensure that our program is of the highest caliber on the court, in the classroom and in the community."
Perri helped the Blackbirds capture the Northeast Conference regular-season and tournament titles the past two seasons. LIU went 25-9 this season.
Before coming to LIU, Perri served as the head men's basketball coach at Division III Rhode Island College in 2004-05.
04/11 09:09:08 ET