|City/State:||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|High School:||Cerritos High|
|Alma Mater:||Iowa '98|
Shannon Perry enters her fifth season with the Duke Women’s Basketball Program in 2008-09. Prior to joining the Blue Devils, she spent four years with the University of Southern California.
Perry was named assistant coach on July 6, 2004 and is involved with all aspects of the Blue Devil program including recruiting, practice instruction, scouting and is in her second year of coaching the guards.
In her first year with the program, Perry helped bring in the second-best recruiting class in the nation with the addition of National High School Player of the Year Abby Waner, Keturah Jackson, Brittany Mitch and Carrem Gay.
Perry also played a key role in the Blue Devils bringing in the third-best class nationally in 2007 that included WBCA High School All-America selections Jasmine Thomas, Krystal Thomas and Karima Christmas. This year’s freshman class of Chelsea Hopkins, Kathleen Scheer and Shay Selby was tabbed fifth-best nationally.
While at USC, her responsibilities were national recruiting, practice instruction and academic liaison for the Women of Troy. She led Southern California to signing a top 10 recruiting class in 2004.
Prior to arriving at Southern California, Perry served as assistant coach at the University of Iowa for the 1999-2000 campaign. Perry was involved with daily practice instruction, coaching the post players, scouting, recruiting and monitoring academic progress of student-athletes.
A 1998 graduate of the University of Iowa, Perry received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and communication studies, where she graduated with honors. She received the 1998 Robin Roberts/WBCA Sports Communication Scholarship award and 1998 NCAA Women’s Enhancement Post-Graduate Scholarship award.
Perry was a four-year basketball letterwinner at Iowa from 1995-98 where she was a three-time All-Big Ten Academic selection. She played in 115 career games and was a member of Iowa’s No. 1 rated recruiting class in 1994. During her time at Iowa, Perry was regarded as the team’s leading defensive player. She led the Hawkeyes to the 1996 and 1998 Big Ten Regular Season titles and the 1997 Tournament title.
A 1994 graduate of Cerritos (Calif.) High, Perry played basketball and volleyball as a prep.
Perry is a member of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. She resides in Durham, N.C.