News Transcript: "Former Bentley Falcon Perri in control of LIU basketball"

Former Bentley guard and assistant coach Jack Perri
Former Bentley guard and assistant coach Jack Perri

Tim Morris, sports editor of the News Transcript of Manalapan, N.J., recently caught up with former Bentley guard and assistant coach Jack Perri '98, who is getting ready for his first season as head coach of the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds. This article appeared in the Aug. 1 edition of the paper and online at

BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer, News Transcript

With his business degree from Bentley College in hand, Jack Perri headed for New York City. Like so many of his college classmates, he went there looking for a job, going on interviews and passing around his résumé.

But unlike his Bentley classmates who settled into the business world, Perri quickly discovered that was not for him.

"I went on a couple of interviews and I realized that wearing a suit was not for me," said the former Manalapan High School basketball standout.

So while other young college graduates were getting their start in business, Perri was working at basketball camps that summer and hoping to be asked to join someone's coaching staff as an assistant.

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