|Title:||Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach|
Bruce Perry (Averill Park, NY) was named head women's and men's tennis coach in February of 2011. He is no stranger to the department as he also serves as an assistant coach on the women's basketball coaching staff.
Hired as Sage’s assistant women’s basketball coach in the Fall of 2010, Perry has already assisted the Gators in all phases of the program from recruiting, scouting, game preparation and management. He has also assisted with individual player development and practice preparation and evaluation. “We have already had an opportunity to see Bruce’s acumen in as a coach and recruiter,” Said Athletic Director Dani Drews. She added, “He has been an excellent addition to our basketball staff and we expect him to bring that same expertise and energy to our tennis program.”
An avid tennis enthusiast, Perry brings considerable coaching experience on the high school level having led several players to sectional and regional tournaments and titles. He replaces Cedric Gaddis, who served the previous four seasons in the same role at Sage with the women’s and men’s teams.
Perry has served as the girl’s varsity tennis coach at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School from 2001-2008 and also served as the boy’s tennis coach there from 2004-2008. Among his many accomplishments as a high school coach, Perry guided one boy’s player to a pair of State Tournament appearances as well as five Council individual championships as well as four semifinal Section 2 matches. He also coached another player to a state tournament quarterfinal appearance. He also directed the Cobleskill-Richmondville Girls’ teams to a pair of Section 2 runner-up finishes in back to back seasons, while he also had has players earn appearances in the Section 2 Tournament 12 times over his tenure with the girls’ and boys’ programs.
He has an extensive resume having served as the associate women’s basketball coach at SUNY-Cobleskill for the previous seven seasons. During that time, he was part of a program that produced a 142-53 record, while last year’s squad had an impressive 17-9 mark. Three times during his tenure at Cobleskill the Fighting Tigers had 20 or more victories, including an impressive 25-5 record in 2007-2008 to establish a school-record for wins, while attaining a No. 5 national ranking.
Prior to joining the Cobleskill staff, Perry worked at Junior College of Albany (Sage JCA) as an assistant women’s basketball coach from 1999-2003. During that tenure, he helped produce a number of quality teams that also included the 2001-2002 team that garnered a spot in the regional final after a 20-8 season.