Perry coached the cornerbacks on Saturday when the Horned Frogs opened spring camp.
"Kenny was an unbelievable addition to our program from a recruiting perspective and how well liked he is by our players," Patterson said. "Kenny was very successful as a high school coach. It's a positive because there are so many good high school coaches in the state."
Perry joined the TCU staff in 2013, serving as the director of high school relations and recruiting. Previous to his arrival to TCU, Perry spent seven seasons as head coach at Arlington Bowie compiling a 67-21 record. His last season for the Volunteers he compiled an 11-2 record and district championship.
Perry also had coaching stops at Haltom and Arlington Sam Houston and has 22 years of coaching experience.
A 1993 graduate of Houston, Perry was a four-year letterman (88-91) for the Cougars as a defensive back. He played both cornerback and safety during his playing career. Perry also began his coaching career at Houston, serving as a graduate assistant from 1992-1994, where he coached defensive backs and special teams.