Jack Perri was hired as the sixth head coach in the history of the SNHU men's basketball program and began his tenure June 11, 2018.
Perri brings 20 years of coaching experience across all three NCAA divisions to SNHU, including success as a Division I head coach and a strong familiarity with the Northeast-10 Conference, both as a coach and student-athlete. Perri has won nearly 100 games in six seasons as a head coach, including a pair of 20-win campaigns, advancing to an NCAA Tournament, capturing both a tournament and regular-season conference title, and collecting a pair of Coach of the Year awards.
Perri arrived at Southern New Hampshire after one year as an assistant coach on the staff at Boston University. Prior to his stop on Commonwealth Avenue, Perri spent 12 years at Division I LIU Brooklyn, including the final five seasons as head coach. While at the helm, Perri and the Blackbirds won 77 games and earned a Northeast Conference tournament berth four times. In his last season in 2016-17, Perri produced a record of 20-12 and finished second in the league. Perri impressed in his first season at LIU, going 20-14, en route to guiding the Blackbirds to their third straight NEC title and appearance in the NCAA Tournament. For his efforts, Perri became the second winner of the Joe B. Hall National Coach of the Year Award, which is presented annually to the top first-year coach in Division I college basketball.
In 14 seasons as an assistant coach, Perri's teams went a combined 240-181 (.570), winning three conference championships and making three NCAA Tournament appearances. In his last two years as the associate head coach at LIU Brooklyn, the team went a combined 52-15, capturing the first two of an unprecedented three straight NEC Championships and three consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament.
Before his stretch at LIU Brooklyn, Perri was the head coach at Division III Rhode Island College during the 2004-05 season, leading the Anchormen to a 20-9 record, a share of the Little East Conference Regular-Season Championship and a spot in the conference final, as he was named the league's Coach of the Year.
Perri made his foray into coaching when he spent six years as the top assistant at his alma mater, Bentley University. The Falcons went 106-69 (.606) with Perri on the staff, never turning in a season where they were fewer than four games above .500, while capturing the 2002 Northeast-10 Championship and earning a berth into the NCAA Tournament. Perri, who served as the recruiting coordinator with the Falcons, helped build Bentley teams that climbed to No. 1 in the nation in 2004-05 (30-6) and No. 2 in 2006-07 (32-1), while advancing to an Elite Eight.
A 1998 graduate of Bentley, Perri was a two-year captain and helped the Falcons post four winning seasons, while playing in 99 career games.
A native of Manalapan, N.J., Perri and his wife, Julie, are the proud parents of three children, Sean Patrick, Jackson Richard and Charlotte Taylor.