Bobby Perez is entering his first year as Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Emory & Henry College. Perez joins the Wasps after a four-year career in the basketball program at Wofford College. Willson adds Perez to the staff after departures of former coaches Rico White and Matt Galloway. White recently accepted a position as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Gardner-Webb University while Galloway decided to pursue a career outside of coaching.
According to Willson, "We are excited to bring Coach Perez into our program. I am confident that he has a bright future in coaching and that his passion for the game of basketball will positively impact our team. His experience playing for one of the best in the business (Mike Young, '86) gives him great perspective as a young coach. I am looking forward to working with him to help our players grow on and off the court."
Perez graduated from Wofford in the spring of 2018 with a double major in business economics and sociology. He served as a team captain during his senior season under Head Coach Mike Young, a 1986 graduate of Emory & Henry. He appeared in 11 games during his senior year while also earning a place on the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. Perez contributed to Wofford's 2014 SoCon Championship team that narrowly lost to the University of Arkansas in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament. He also served as a representative on Wofford's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was selected as a member of Wofford's National Society of Leadership and Success from 2016-18. Perez is a native of Atlanta, Georgia where finished his prep career as an all-region player for Marist School.