Former Atlantic High coach Herman Perry dies


Herman “Kenny” Perry, former assistant coach of the Atlantic High School girls basketball team, died May 24 at Florida Memorial Hospital.

The Atlantic girls basketball team hosted an alumni game in April to help Perry who had recently suffered a massive stroke.

Herman Perry
Herman Perry

In April, George Butts, head coach of the girls basketball team, told the Daytona Times, “Coach Perry has been a major help for this year’s team as well as the program. … He has had an impact on many of the players. Perry is also my best friend.’’

Perry was born Sept. 10, 1956 in Daytona Beach to Jeanette C. Perry and the late Artis “Jack” Hall.  He grew up in the Daytona Beach area and attended local public schools.

Mainland, Bethune grad
Perry was a graduate of Mainland High School’s Class of 1974.  He also attended Bethune-Cookman College, graduating with a degree in business administration in 1978.

He devoted his career as a math educator where he served over 30 years teaching and coaching in St. Lucie and Volusia counties until his retirement in February.

Perry is survived by his mother and a host of other relatives.



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