Kansas football head coach David Beaty scored a major victory with the addition of TCU assistant Kenny Perry as the Jayhawks co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach. Perry arrives at Kansas after a very successful two year stint at TCU, where he helped guide the Horned Frogs to a share of the Big 12 championship and a dominant win in the Peach Bowl capping off a 12-1 season.
Perry is also one of the most respected coaches in the State of Texas, where he has very strong ties after a very successful 13-year run as a high school coach.
"The final piece to our coaching staff is in place with the addition of Kenny Perry coming aboard as our co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach," Beaty said in a statement. "Coach Perry is a huge key for us not only from a coaching perspective, but from a recruiting perspective as well. He is a well-respected former Texas high school football coach who was instrumental in the development of the North Texas High School Coaches Association.
"Coach Perry is the definition of relationships and development," Beaty added. "His ability to connect with kids and get them to reach new heights in their careers is what has set him apart as one of the finest coaches in our profession. Yes, he is a dear friend, but make no mistake, he is here because he is very talented and can help us build something we can all be proud of here at Kansas. I'm fired up to be coaching alongside him and all of our staff."
Beaty and Perry have known each other for years and the opportunity was one Perry couldn’t pass up. He’s expected to further enhance Kansas’ strong presence on the recruiting trail and Texas and his knowledge and expertise makes the hire one of the biggest victories in Beaty’s brief tenure.