Know The Coach - Sharon Perkins

July 27, 2009

ATLANTA – This summer, each Georgia Tech head coach will be featured in a new series — “Know The Coach.” Each week, a different head coach has been profiled where you can get to know them outside the competition field. Week eight features softball coach Sharon Perkins. Check out what she had to say…

Born: March 27, 1973 in Sarasota, FL
Status: Married to Cris Perkins, two children (Katie- 8 and Nick- 5)
Alma Mater: Nicholls State University
What’s on TV: House, Lie To Me, In Plain Sight, Royal Pains, Seinfeld
What’s in my iPod: Kenny Chesney, Beyonce, Bob Dylan, Ludacris
What I drive: Ford Expedition
Favorite flicks: Bull Durham, Christmas Vacation, Fletch, any cartoon/children’s movie
What I’m reading: Cosmo or Parenting magazine
Worst habit: ALWAYS on my Blackberry!!!!!
On my office walls: Scroll with my name in Chinese from Beijing Olympics from Jen Yee, GT pictures and banners.
Would love to trade places with for a day: Bobby Cox (and get tossed in the ninth inning).
First job: Toys R Us in Columbia, MO
Talent I’d like to have: Drummer
Favorite meal: Steak and mashed potatoes
Favorite athletes to watch in other sports: Derek Jeter, Albert Pujols, Roger Federer
One coaching peer I truly respect: Patrick Murphy (Alabama softball head coach)
Favorite city to visit: Sarasota, FL
Favorite team as a kid: New York Yankees
Favorite values in others: Hard working
Favorite attribute about myself: Intensity
And least: Hate to workout and drink water
My dream date would be with: My husband
My heroes: My parents
My bucket list: Coach my daughter in college; win a National Championship
The professional athlete’s poster I had on my wall: Charles Barkley
The thing I enjoy most about game day is: Seeing the players succeed
I have a sweet tooth for: Pudding
I’ve cried while watching: My daughter get on the bus to go to Kindergarten (son goes this year)
The celebrity I’d love to hang with for a night is: Kathy Griffin
The most famous person I’ve met: Brett Favre, Bucky Dent, Ricky Henderson

Know The Coach
Week 1 (June 8): Swimming & Diving head coach Courtney Hart
Week 2 (June 15): Golf head coach Bruce Heppler
Week 3 (June 22): Volleyball head coach Tonya Johnson
Week 4 (June 29): Men’s Basketball head coach Paul Hewitt Week 5 (July 6): Women’s Basketball head coach MaChelle Joseph Week 6 (July 13): Cross Country head coach Alan Drosky Week 7 (July 20): Baseball head coach Danny Hall Week 8 (July 27): Softball head coach Sharon Perkins

Upcoming Know The Coach Schedule
Week 9 (August 3): Football head coach Paul Johnson
Week 10 (August 10): Men’s Track head coach Grover Hinsdale
Week 11 (August 17): Women’s Tennis head coach Bryan Shelton
Week 12 (August 24): Men’s Tennis head coach Kenny Thorne

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