Keith Ferguson and Mandi Carver hired as assistant coaches, Tom Perkins brought on as director of operations
The Fresno State women's basketball team traveled down under to Australia for an 11-day preseason tour.
Tom Perkins, a distinguished junior college coach and former assistant with head coach Jaime White, rejoined White's staff at Fresno State. He enters his season as the director of operations. He was hired on May 21, 2014.
Perkins was an assistant coach under White during the 2010-11 season at Northern Colorado. That year, he and White helped lead the Bears to the Big Sky co-regular season championship and the school's first Division I postseason appearance playing in the Women's Basketball Invitational.
After leaving Northern Colorado, Perkins became the head women's basketball coach at Wasatch High School in Heber City, Utah where he led his squads to a 44-23 overall record and three trips to the UHSAA State Tournament. Wasatch finished in the top 16 twice and the final 8 in 2014.
From 1983-95, Perkins was the head women's basketball coach at Utah Valley State College where he compiled an overall record of 278-48 (.851). There he won 10 ICAC conference championships, three Region 18 NJCAA championships and made three appearances at the NJCAA National Championship tournament.
32 of Perkins' players garnered all-conference accolades under him at UVSC along with 18 all-region and eight All-America selections. He was the WBCA District 7 Coach of the Year in 1991 and the NJCAA Region 18 Coach of the Year three times. Additionally, Perkins was a four-time conference coach of the year at Utah Valley State.
Perkins was inducted into the Utah Valley University Hall of Fame in 2000 and into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Coaches Hall of Honor in 2010.
In 1995 he retired from coaching at UVSC to coach his own children. He was a tenured professor at Utah Valley from 1983-2010 teaching physical education/exercise science. Additionally, from 1986-89 and again from 2002-08, Perkins served as a department chair in the physical education/exercise science program.
He holds a Doctorate of Education from Brigham Young University that was obtained in 1989. Perkins also has a Master's of Science in physical education and educational administration from the University of Utah (1978) and a bachelor's degree, also from the University of Utah (1977), in physical education and zoology.
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