Perrin named as new TCHS Athletic Director
by Hawkins Teague
Jul 09, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After consultation with the school’s site-based decision-making council on June 30, Trigg County High School Principal Neal Cummins chose Jim Perrin as the new athletic director.

Perrin, who lives near the Novadell golf course south of Hopkinsville, told The Cadiz Record in an interview last Tuesday that he was the assistant athletic director at Christian County High School for five years before becoming the athletic director. He kept that position for five years, the last of which was after he had retired from his teaching job.

Perrin’s last job was as the head coach for the women’s softball team at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. He was in that position for the last four years, but decided he wanted a job that was less demanding. He said that whenever he had a day off, he usually had to spend that time recruiting or fundraising. He even occasionally had to drive the bus. He eventually decided that it was too much work for someone his age and that he wanted to spend more time with his family. He still wanted to be involved with athletics in some capacity, though. When he heard about the half-time position as TCHS’s athletic director from Trigg County friends such as basketball coach Mike Wright, it sounded like the perfect fit for him, he said.

“I like to be active, but I didn’t want to working every day,” Perrin said. “This job will be very similar to what I was doing in Christian County.”

Perrin’s duties began on July 1. He said that from everything he has heard so far, the school’s athletics programs are doing well, and he wanted to keep pushing them in the right direction.

“I’m going to meet with the coaches and ask them how I can help with their programs,” Perrin said. “I want to know how they envision their programs in the next five years. The bottom line is, I’m here to help the coaches help their kids.”

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