SFCC Names New Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach
Jade Perry has been selected as the new women’s basketball assistant coach at State Fair Community College. She replaces Rich Biddulph who accepted a position at Siena College.
Perry comes to SFCC from the State University of New York at Canton, an NCAA Division III school, where she was head coach from May 2016 to March 2017. Perry led the team to the most individual accolades in school history. She was responsible for all aspects of the program from recruitment and training to community and athletic department activities.
From 2014 to 2016, she was an assistant coach at Albright College, an NCAA Division III school, in Reading, Pennsylvania. She helped guide the team to a 48-11 record in those two seasons.
Perry served as a graduate assistant basketball coach at Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska, from August 2013 to May 2014. She developed, maintained and managed the team budget; organized and coordinated team travel; scouted opponents; worked with post players; and recruited student-athletics.
From 2011 to 2013, Perry was the head coach at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School in the District of Columbia where she led the team to an undefeated season. She received St. Patrick’s Coach of the Region in 2012.
As a student-athlete, Perry had an outstanding career at the University of Maryland where she helped the team to an NCAA national championship in 2006. She was named the most improved player that season and earned second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. She also earned Honorable Mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference defensive team honors. In 2008, Perry earned the University of Maryland Senior Award along with other team awards throughout her career.
Perry played high school basketball at Muhlenberg North High School in Greenville, Kentucky. In 2016, she was inducted into the Muhlenberg County Athletic Hall of Fame.
Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher is excited about what Coach Perry brings to the coaching staff.
“We welcome Jade to State Fair Community College and to Sedalia,” said Bucher. “We are excited to have her as part of our Lady Roadrunners family.
“She played the power forward position at Maryland and will provide valuable insight to our post players. Jade has competed for and won championships and has head coaching experience. She has been to the level where our student-athletes want to be and is someone our players can look up to."
Perry, a Central City, Kentucky, native, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Science from the University of Maryland in 2008 and is pursuing a Master of Education degree from Midland University.
Two factors made the position at SFCC an ideal fit for Perry.
“The location and the success of the program really piqued my interest in this job,” said Perry. “I’ve always been a part of winning teams, and I want to help build the program at SFCC. “I’m excited to get started and can’t wait to see where the future will take the Lady Roadrunners. I am thankful for this opportunity."
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David Rohrbach, SFCC Athletics