The upcoming booster-club meeting scheduled for Tues. Sept 9th at Perry High School room AV-200 at 7:00 will still meet on Tues. Sept. 9th but at 7:30, NOT 7:00. Thank you. We look forward to seeing everyone on Tues..
As a member of the hiring committee charged with finding a new girls basketball coach, Perry High School athletic director Scott Campbell knew the timing of the search wasn’t ideal.
Perry elected not to retain coach Dave Waseity last month, instead deciding to seek a new coach with the start of the summer basketball season rapidly approaching.
Even while dealing with those constraints, the Perry administration feels it has secured one of the best available individuals in former Louisville girls coach Jeff Couto.
Perry superintendent Marty Bowe said Couto accepted the position after it was offered to him on Monday morning. Bowe will recommend Couto for approval to the Perry Local Schools Board of Education later this month. The board’s next scheduled meeting is 6:30 p.m. June 24 at Edison Middle School.
“We are indeed thrilled to have Jeff accept the position,” Bowe said. “Not only does his coaching record speak for itself, but he’s a man of impeccable character. You can tell from the moment you meet him that he’s all about doing the right things and he’s all about kids. That’s just exactly what we want.
“We’re thrilled to have him on board and we’re looking forward to him growing our kids.”
While the Perry search committee had a strong field of candidates, Campbell said Couto separated himself early in the process.
“Jeff came in and absolutely, was 100 percent what we were looking for,” Campbell said. “We had some really good external candidates and a really good internal candidate. With Jeff, though, you see it and you feel it when you meet him.
“We did our homework. We did not go into this blind. We asked and his name came up all the time. People told us that if this was who we were going after, then we’d be very lucky to get him.”
Couto was head coach at Louisville from 1999-2008, where he led the Leopards to a 127-74 record. He guided Louisville to Northeastern Buckeye Conference championships his final three seasons on the bench. He captured four consecutive Ohio District IV Coach of the Year honors from 2005-2008.
Couto served as an assistant basketball coach for the Malone University women’s team in 2010-11.
Perhaps just as impressive as Couto’s accomplishments on the court, he received the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity award for the 2003-04 season.
Campbell said those are just some of the qualities Couto will bring to a youngPerry team that finished 14-11 last season.
“We’re getting him at the right time in his career,” Campbell said. “He’s kid-first and he teaches kids by motivation. When you call and ask people about Jeff, one of the biggest things that comes up is he’s one of the best teachers Louisville has. When I took over this job, the one thing I knew we would do is we would hire great teachers.
“Coaching and teaching go hand-in-hand and we’re very confident we’re getting one heck of a teacher and one heck of a coach.”
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The Perry Girls Youth Basketball Camp dates and locations have been announced. The camp will take place at the Edison Middle School Gymnasium from June 2nd through June 5th. Girls entering grades 3-5 will participate from 9:00am-11:30am. Girls entering grades 6-8 will partcipate from 12:30pm-3:00pm.
Be sure to check out the flyer below for camp registration and more information.
There will be a Booster Club meeting and concession stand clean up on Tuesday, April 15th from 6:00- 9:00. The meeting will begin at 7:00 and end once all business is discussed. Please come out to help.
Congratulations to the following Booster Club Officers that were voted into office during our last Booster Meeting.
President- Brian St.Jean
Vice President- Bill Hall
Secretary- Becky Morosko
Treasurer- Christine Herritt
A special thank you goes out to Erica Wilson, who was able to secure so many donations for our Night at the Races event. Her hard work really helped to make our event a success.
Thank you to all who came out to support our Ladies and Booster club at our first Night at The Races. The evening was filled with fun, music and racing. A special thanks to the following people for the hard work to help our event: Becky Morosko, Carolyn Rushak, Bob and Marty Pireu, Jen Rohr, Julie Smith, Jason Cobb and Bill and Joan Hall.
Tickets are on sale now for our 1st Annual Night at the Races. Come out and celebrate Valentines Day with Food, Open Bar, Horse Racing, 50/50, Prizes, Raffle Baskets and Dancing. Tickets can be purchased from any player or by contacting Jennifer Rohr at 330-232-0741.
A couple quick reminders for those of you who have not check out our website lately:
First a reminder that your daughter’s received tickets for our upcoming Night at the Racesevent, being held on Saturday February 15th. Along with the tickets came additional information about the event, sponsors, volunteers, donations, and when ticket money is due. All of the girls have been asked to sell 10 individual tickets, 5 couple tickets or a combination of the two. The event should be a fun night and it is our main fundraiser of the year. Ticket money is due very soon, so please turn the money in as soon as you can. Please make note on your ticket if someone is just purchasing a ticket but not eating.
As we look ahead we see that we will need the funds of the Night at the Races to pay for camps, shoot outs, food and transportation throughout the summer. The Booster Club has recently paid for new home and away uniforms for both JV and Varsity and has many upcoming expenses.
Second, some of you have not turned in your $70.00 for the basketball shoes. The Booster Club has paid half of the expense and is asking for the girls to pay the other half. The money that your daughter raised through the scratch off fundraiser goes toward the shoes. If your daughter did not raise enough to cover the shoes we just ask that you write a check payable to the Girls Basketball Booster Club to cover the difference. Please turn your money in as soon as possible.
Lastly the Booster Club would like to THANK all the parents for their support so far this year. Seeing the stands full is exciting and I am sure the girls appreciate the support. Many parents have volunteered to work the concession stand, donate baked goods and have helped sell 50/50 tickets. Remember we are here to support the girls and provide them with memories that will last a lifetime. Your contribution of time and support will help to keep building our program and allow the girls to continue to learn life lessons, every time they step on the court.
Our next Booster Club meeting will be on Thursday January 23RD 6:30 at PHS. We would love for you to join!! We will be finalizing plans for the rest of the year.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to speak to any board member or call me at 330-232-0741.
Thanks and GO LADY PANTHERS!!!!
Booster Club President
Next Booster Club Meeting will be on Thursday January 23rd @ 6:30 at PHS. Hope to see you there.