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Mark Perry, former Wildcat player and coach, named Lexington Catholic football coach


Mark Perry has been named Lexington Catholic’s third head football coach in the program’s 23-season history. Perry brings a wealth of experience to the football program and Lexington Catholic is extremely pleased to have him on board for the 2014 season.

Perry began his tenure as the Central Hardin head football coach in 2011. Since then, the Bruins have excelled under his direction, ending the 2013 season with the best record in school history at 11-2. Additionally, the football team’s explosive offense averaged 37 points per game in 2013, and was consistently ranked in the Associated Press Top 10 throughout the season, finishing up at No. 8 in the state in 6A.

Prior to coaching the Bruins, Perry spent seven seasons as the head coach of the Washington County Commanders (2004-2011). While at Washington County, he coached the state’s leading 2A passer and receiver in 2008. Perry has been voted District Coach of the Year six out of his ten years in high school football (2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013).

Perry has also coached at the collegiate level, both at Baylor University and his alma mater, the University of Kentucky. While at Baylor (2003-2004), Perry held the positions of assistant director of football operations/assistant strength coach and defensive graduate assistant. At UK (2001-2002), he served as a defensive graduate assistant and student coach. Perry played quarterback at UK (1997-2000) and participated in back-to-back bowl games. Before leaving for UK, he spent one year at Wilmington College in Ohio, and started at quarterback as a true freshman. Perry played high school football in Ohio and is a native of Columbus. Perry and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children: Beau (6), Mary-Claire (6), and Brooks (2).

“We are very excited to have Mark and his family joining the Lexington Catholic community,” said Kevin Bruggeman, Lexington Catholic director of athletics. “We are confident that under the guidance of Mark, we will continue to build on the tradition and success that is Lexington Catholic football.”

“I am very honored and excited about becoming the next head coach at Lexington Catholic,” Perry said. “Lexington Catholic is one of the top football programs in the state of Kentucky. I am looking forward to meeting with the team and staff and working towards the next championship.”

From Lexington Catholic.


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