Dwight Perry has interim tag removed, officially named head coach at Wofford

Wofford interim head coach Dwight Perry has been officially given the head coaching position, the school announced on Tuesday. Perry had previously been the associate head coach, then went 12-12 during this past season following the resignation of Jay McAuley.

“He did a great job during the past season of bringing stability to the program and building a culture of teamwork, grit and competitiveness,” AD Richard Johnson said in a release. “We look forward watching the program move forward under his leadership.”

Hired in 2019 after five seasons at Furman, Perry was in charge for the majority of this past season, including the Terriers’ entire SoCon schedule. The team finished in 6th place with a 8-10 record, winning 3 of their last 4 regular season games and reaching the semifinals of the SoCon Tournament.

“Wofford is a special place,” said Perry. “I am looking forward to building off the many great coaches and players that are part of the tradition here who build that foundation of Wofford basketball. We are going to move the program in a positive direction both on and off the court with these student-athletes. I am ready to get to work.”

Former head coach Jay McAuley went 58-42 in 3+ seasons at the helm. The school announced that McAuley would be taking a leave of absence on December 5th and on December 30th, he officially resigned.


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