New Lexington Catholic Head Football Coach Mark Perry
Mark Perry has been named Lexington Catholic’s 3rd head football coach in the program’s 23-season history, according to a release.
“I am very honored and excited about becoming the next head coach at Lexington Catholic," Perry said at a event announcing his job. Lexington Catholic is one of the top football programs in the state of Kentucky. I am looking forward to meeting with the team and staff and working towards the next Championship."
Most recently, Perry was Central Hardin Head Football Coach, a position he assumed in 2011. He coached the team to their best season in school history last year, posting an 11-2 record. The team was also consistently ranked in the Associated Press Top 10 throughout the season, finishing up at No. 8 in the 6A category.
Prior to coaching the Bruins, Perry spent seven seasons as the head coach of the Washington County Commanders (2004-2011). Perry has been voted District Coach of the Year six out of his 10 years in high school football (2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013).
Perry has also coached at the collegiate level, both at Baylor University and his alma mater, the University of Kentucky. While at Baylor (2003-2004), Perry held the positions of Assistant Director of Football Operations/Assistant Strength Coach and Defensive Graduate Assistant. At UK (2001-2002), he served as a Defensive Graduate Assistant and Student Coach. Perry played quarterback at UK (1997-2000) and participated in back-to-back bowl games.
Perry played high school football in Ohio and is a native of Columbus. Perry and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children: Beau (6), Mary-Claire (6) and Brooks (2).