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Perry is in his 19th year in professional baseball. 17th year with the Twins and his 12th as the Director of Strength and Conditioning. Prior to his Major League Assignment, he was the minor league strength and conditioning coordinator for 5 years. Prior to his tenure with the Twins, he was a minor league strength coach for the Texas Rangers. In 2010, Perry received the Nolan Ryan Award. The award is presented to the MLB, Strength Coach of the Year and in 2014 was the American League Strength coach for the MLB All Star Game. Perry is responsible for the day-to-day conditioning of the Major league team and supervision of the minor league conditioning coordinator. Prior to his tenure in professional baseball, he taught Strength and Conditioning and Exercise Physiology in Athletic Training Curriculum at the University of Tulsa for 2 years. Teaching the prep class for juniors and seniors to sit for the NSCA CSCS exam.Prior to the University of Tulsa, Perry was involved in Tactical Strength and Conditioning as a professional firefighter for the City of Pasadena Fire Department and the Santa Ana Fire Academy. In his 10 years as a firefighter he administered Entrance and On-duty Physical Abilities tests to firefighters and perspective firefighters. While at the fire academy, he was involved with needs analysis studies to certify physical abilities tests. All together he has 28 years as a strength and conditioning professional. Perry is also Certified to teach Physical Education in the State of Florida.Besides being CSCS*D, RSCC*E, ACSM-CEP and USAW SPC, Perry has a PhD in Allied Health, MA in Management, BSc in Kinesiology and an AA in Fire Science.
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