Athletic Director, Huntington Beach Union High School District
Trainer - Los Angeles
Sports: Football, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Water Polo
Jim Perry earned his degree in Physical Education at the University of Southern California in 1974 while playing basketball for the Trojans. Jim began his career in teaching, coaching, and athletic administration at the high school and college levels in 1975. Since then, he has served as Chairman of the National Coaches Council and President of the National Council of Secondary School Athletic Directors. Jim has also served as a member of the Building Character Through Sports Task Force for the White House and Congressional Conferences in Washington DC. In 1997, Jim was inducted into the Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association's Hall of Fame The California State Athletic Directors Association named Jim the California State Athletic Director of the Year for 2006. Jim currently serves as the President of the California Interscholastic Federation. The CIF is the governing body for all high school athletics in the State of California. The CIF is responsible for all 1,600 plus member high schools and over 808,000 student-athletes. In March of 2012, Jim was inducted into the National Association of Sport and Physical Education Athletic Director Presidential Hall of Fame. Jim retired in July of 2013 with 38 years of experience in teaching, coaching and athletic administration at the high school and college levels. Jim's retirement lasted 3 weeks. He is now the District Athletic Director for the Huntington Beach Union High School District.