In his 12 seasons coaching women's tennis at UMass Dartmouth, Ralph Perry has seen his teams compile an ourtstanding record of success.
Perry's record of 94-72 ranks as the best among UMD women's tennis coaches, and he is six wins short of becoming the first Corsair women's tennis coach to win 100 matches.
Last season, the Corsairs went 12-2 and advanced to the Little East Conference finals, losing in the championship match to Bridgewater State.
Two years ago, the Corsairs posted the best season in program history, compiling a 15-2 overall record,winning the Little East Conference Tournament and advancing to the NCAA Division III Championships for the first time.
Theformer boys' tennis coach at New Bedford High School for 15 seasons, Perry has been a teacher and coach throughout southeastern Massachusetts for more than 30 years. Currently, Perry teaches science at Sea Lab in New Bedford and has taught in the Sea Lab summer program since 1993.
Perry's coaching experience also
includes several years as varsity softball coach at Old Rochester
Regional High School, where he also coached freshman
Perry earned his bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Southern Arkansas University and his master's degree in Insutruction Technology from Rhode Island College.
In addition to his work with the women's tennis program at UMass Dartmouth, Perry was the Corsairs' interim women's softball coach for the 2003 season and he was an assistant coach during the 2006 season. He also was the longtime official scorer for basketball at UMass Dartmouth.
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