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Perrin named new softball coach

Jim Perrin, who won four Kentucky State High School championships while at Christian County High School (Hopkinsville, Ky.) and is a member of the Kentucky Fast Pitch Hall of Fame, has been named new head softball coach at Austin Peay.

Perrin, who worked as a volunteer assistant at APSU this past spring, replaces Tara McCoy, who resigned in June.
Jim Perrin, who won four Kentucky State High School championships while at Christian County High School (Hopkinsville, Ky.) and is a member of the Kentucky Fast Pitch Hall of Fame, has been named new head softball coach at Austin Peay.

Perrin, who worked as a volunteer assistant at APSU this past spring, replaces Tara McCoy, who resigned in June.

He posted a 632-147 record in 20 seasons at Christian County, including four state runner-up and one third-place finish, 19 district titles and 11 regional championships in addition to the four state crowns. The Lady Colonels won three straight titles as a slow- pitch program before switching to fast pitch in 1995. Christian County won its fast-pitch crown in 1996, a year after converting to fast-pitch play.

Perrin produced 32 all-state players while at Christian County and was named Kentucky Coach of the Year four times. He was inducted in the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association Victory Club (600 wins) in 2002.

A 1970 APSU graduate, Perrin wore many hats in 30-plus years at Christian County, ranging from teacher to coach to athletic director. In addition to being softball coach, he was wrestling coach for 19 years and served as assistant football and baseball during his tenure. In 1989, he became the school's athletic director. He retired from the Christian County School system after the 2001 school year but was brought back to serve as athletics director on a part-time basis.
—Brad Kirtley