Meet Some of the Coaching Staff: Helen & Perry

Section: Basketball

2017 Teams: Basketball - Kenya

Basketball - Kenya

I am the head coach at Whitworth University, having just finished my 23rd year. 

Before that I was the assistant coach at Division I University of Utah, and Gonzaga University. 

I  played internationally in Bensberg Germany, after competing four years for the University of Oregon.  I grew up in Anchorage Alaska. I have a PhD in Leadership studies (Gonzaga) , a M.Ed. in Special Education (University of Utah)  and a BEd in Education (University of Oregon). I am so excited for this trip. 

There are too many things that I am very excited about.  Here are just three. 

I am excited to build new relationships on the foundation of Christian foundation of Agape love.  I am excited to learn from all those in whom we come in contact in the amazing culture of Kenya. 

I am excited to live out this thought from Richard Stern (in Hole in Our Gospel)  “We must move beyond an anemic view of our faith as something only personal and private, with no public dimension, and instead see it as the source of power that can change the world. ” –Hole in the Gospel

- Helen (Women's Head Coach)

Coach Perry has coached for 25 years in the state of Indiana, and has assisted or been a head coach at every level of school coaching.

Coach has worked basketball camps on four continents and wants to continue combining two of his three great loves: The Gospel and basketball.

If, some day, he is able to bring his family with him on a mission trip, he will combine all three loves. 

- Perry (Men's Assistant Coach)

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