Wofford interim coach Perry makes full-time role

Wofford has removed the interim tag from Dwight Perry and made him the full-time head coach, the school revealed Tuesday.Perry took control of

for Jay McAuley in late November after McAuley took a leave of absence from the program. McAuley fully stepped down from his position in late December, although the school didn’t supply a reason for his departure.The Terriers finished the season 17-16 general, going 8-10

in Southern Conference play.”I am happy for Dr. Samhat and Richard Johnson for their belief in me,”Perry said. “Wofford is an unique place. I am anticipating constructing off the lots of terrific coaches and players that are part of the tradition here who build that structure of Wofford basketball. We are going to move the program in a positive direction both on and off the court with these student-athletes. I am prepared to get to work.”Perry had been Wofford’s associate head coach under McAuley because 2019, when McAuley took over for Mike Young. Prior to joining the Terriers’personnel, Perry was an assistant coach at Furman. “He did a great job during the past season of bringing stability to the program and developing

a culture of team effort, grit and competitiveness,”athletic director Richard Johnson said.”We look forward [to] watching the program move forward under his management. “Perry played his college ball at Kentucky, appearing in 19 career games for the Wildcats.

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