CSU men's basketball vs. Metro State highlights - 10-27-12
Leonard Perry enters his first season as associate head coach at Colorado State. He was hired by Larry Eustachy on April 12, 2012.
Perry comes to CSU after spending one season on Eustachy's staff at Southern Miss. During his time with the Goldean Eagles, Perry helped guide the team to a 25-9 record, and a berth in the 2012 NCAA tournament.
Prior to his arrival at USM, Perry spent six years with the NBA's Indiana Pacers. He first served as an assistant coach during the 2006-07 season, before transitioning to his role as an advanced scout in 2007. From 2008-11 Perry was responsible for the club's NBA and Developmental League scouting.
Before his time in Indiana, Perry was head coach at his alma mater, the University of Idaho, where he led the Vandals to a 48-97 record over five seasons. While at Idaho, Perry coached eight All-Big West Conference players in addition to leading the school to its highest conference finish two years in a row. Sports Illustrated named him one of the nation's top five up-and-coming coaches.
From 1998 to 2001, Perry was an assistant coach under Eustachy at Iowa State University. In 2000 the Cyclones advanced to the Elite Eight after winning both the Big 12 regular-season and conference championships. The following season Iowa State defended its regular-season title.
Before that stop, Perry served as an assistant, again under Eustachy, at Utah State between 1995 and 1998. During that time the Aggies won two regular-season championships and one conference tournament title. In 1995 they advanced to the NIT and in 1998 earned a berth into the NCAA tournament.
Perry began his coaching career at the University of Idaho in 1991, when Eustachy headed the Vandals' program. Between 1991 and 1995 he acted as a student assistant, graduate assistant and finally administrative assistant.
A standout point guard at Idaho, Perry led the Vandals to the 1990 Big Sky Championship and spot in the NCAA tournament. Before coming to Idaho he was a two-year first team all-conference selection at McLennan Junior College in Waco, Texas.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Perry was an honorable mention All-American at Kimball High School, where he earned all-state, all-district and all-metro honors. As a four-year letter winner Perry ended his career with a 126-12 record.
Perry graduated from Idaho in 1995 with a degree in general studies with an emphasis in English.
He and his wife Christina, have two daughters, Keisha Ann and Kayla Corrine, and a son, Justin Leonard. Perry also has a son, Leonard III.