Marty Perry returns to Bridgewater College for his third season as the head coach for the men's and women's tennis programs.
In each of his first two seasons at Bridgewater, Perry has led the men's program to the ODAC championship final where the Eagles lost each time to perenniel power Washington and Lee. In his first two seasons at the helm, the men's team has a 27-14 record in dual matches.
Perry's 2012-13 team was ranked as high as No. 14 in the ITA South Atlantic Region.
On August 16, 2011, Perry was named head coach of the Eagles after a very successful stint as the head coach at the University of Chicago. A three-time NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year recipient, Perry spent eight-plus years as the head men’s and women’s coach for the Maroons.
Perry brings a laundry list of accolades to Bridgewater, including being named the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III Women’s Tennis National Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2010 and being named the National Coach of the Year on the men’s side by the college tennis governing body this past season.
He led the men’s team to an unbelievable turnaround during his first season in "The Windy City." Following a 7-16 campaign in 2003-04, under Perry’s tutelage, the Maroons improved by 11 wins to an 18-9 overall mark in 2004-05 and earned the program’s first ever NCAA tournament berth.
Overall, Perry coached 15 All-Americans during his time at the University of Chicago and turned in the #3 recruiting class in the nation in 2010.
During the last two years, Perry has been the director of the Maroon Tennis Academy in Chicago where he has implemented and directed adult and junior tennis programs in the Windy City in conjunction with the University of Chicago athletic department.
Prior to his time with the Maroons, Perry was the head men’s and women’s tennis coach for one year at Division I Colgate University. During his lone season with the Raiders, he coached the men’s and women’s teams to winning records and earned wins over Patriot League rivals American, Bucknell, Lehigh and Lafayette. On the men’s side, Perry’s squad defeated then-Big East foe Boston College.
Perry opened his collegiate coaching career with a nearly four-year stint at the College of William & Mary as an assistant on the men’s team. During his time with the Pride, Perry assisted with the day-to-day operation of a William & Mary squad that was consistently in the top 50 of Division I men’s tennis. In 1999 and 2000, Perry served as the assistant director of the ITA Summer National Championships in Williamsburg.
Aside from his collegiate coaching acumen, Perry has been an active member with Nike Tennis Camps, boasting nine years of experience with the camps at William and Mary and the University of Minnesota.
Perry earned his Professional Tennis Registry professional rating in 1994 and completed the USTA High Performance program in January of 2006 in Boca Raton, Fla.
Perry received his bachelor of arts in history from Cleveland State University in 1998.