Photo gallery of the Navy men's basketball game against Colgate on Jan. 17.
Jon Perry enters his second season as an assistant coach for the 2014-15 season.
In his first season in 2013-14, Perry helped Navy improve its win total from the previous season and the team doubled its conference win total. Navy also ranked 57th in the country in scoring defense and had the second-lowest turnover total in school history.
Perry joins Navy after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant and associate head coach at Quincy (Ill.), an NCAA Division II member in the tradition-rich Great Lakes Valley Conference. Prior to that, Perry was on DeChellis' staff at Penn State as the Director of Basketball Operations and starred on the hardwood under DeChellis as East Tennessee State.
Perry spent three seasons on the Qunicy staff, joining the Hawks on the bench prior to the 2010-11 season when they won the GLVC North championship, and was elevated to associate head coach prior to the 2011-12 season. Overall, the Hawks were 46-35 in Perry's three seasons as Quincy's top assistant. He coached five All-GLVC players and one all-region performer. Twelve student-athletes were named to the Academic All-GLVC list in the last three seasons.
Coach Perry came to Quincy from Penn State University, previously serving at the Director of Basketball Operations in the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Perry started with Penn State in the fall of 2004 as the video coordinator before being promoted to Director of Operations in 2008.
He was responsible for the Nittany Lions' scheduling, monitoring academic progress, team travel, player development, basketball camps, team managers and assisting DeChellis with day-to-day operations. During his time with Penn State, the Nittany Lions made two National Invitation Tournament (NIT) appearances, winning the 2009 title and a school-record 27 games. Perry also helped Penn State players achieve success in the classroom as the Nittany Lions produced multiple all-academic Big Ten student-athletes.
Before his tenure at Penn State, Perry was at East Tennessee State University, where he was both a player and a graduate assistant. During that time, the Buccaneers won four straight Southern Conference North Division titles and posted a record of 87-57. In Perry's first season as a graduate assistant (2002-03), ETSU went 20-11 overall, won the school's first conference tournament title since 1992 and nearly upset No. 2-seeded Wake Forest in the NCAA Tournament before falling, 75-72. During his second year as a graduate assistant (2003-04), ETSU finished with a program-best 15-1 record in the conference and won the Southern Conference North Division for the fourth straight year, their second overall regular-season title in four years. The Buccaneers went on to win the Southern Conference tournament for the second year in a row, again earning a trip to the NCAA tournament, where they gave fourth-seeded Cincinnati all it could handle in an 80-77 setback.
A native of Milton, W.Va., Perry was an ETSU and Southern Conference honor roll student, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in sports management in 2002 and his Master of Arts degree in sports management in 2004. Perry is a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.