spending the previous six years with the
Indiana Pacers. Perry served as an assistant
coach during the 2006-07 season. He then
spent 2007-11 as an Advanced Scout for
the Pacers. Beginning in 2008, he was in
charge of NBA and NBA Developmental
League Pro Scouting.
Prior to Indiana, Perry was the head
coach at his alma mater, Idaho, from
2001-06, where he led the Vandals to a
48-97 record over five seasons. During his
tenure, Perry coached eight All-Big West
Before Idaho, Perry spent six years as
a coach for Larry Eustachy at Iowa State
and Utah State. Perry went to Iowa State in
1998 as an Assistant Coach. The following
year, he was promoted to Associate Head
Coach. Perry helped lead the Cyclones
to two NCAA Tournament Appearances,
including the 2000 Big XII regular season
and tournament championship and a spot
in the Elite Eight.
Perry was an assistant coach at Utah
State from 1995-98. While in Logan, he
helped lead the Aggies to a 63-32 record,
including two 20-win seasons. In 1996-97
and 1997-98, Utah State won back-to-back Big West Conference regular season
championships, and made the NCAA
Tournament in 1997-98.
Perry began his coaching career at
Idaho as a student assistant coach from
1993-95, first under Larry Eustachy and
then for Joe Cravens. In his first year as a
student assistant, the Vandals won the 1993
Big Sky Conference regular season championship with a 24-8 record.
Perry was not stranger to success as a
player at Idaho. As the starting point guard,
The Perry File
Date of Birth: June 14, 1968
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Education: Idaho, ‘ 95
Year at Southern Miss: First
Southern Miss, 2011-present: Assistant
Indiana Pacers, 2006-07: Assistant Coach
Iowa State, 1999-01: Associate Head Coach
Iowa State, 1998-99: Assistant Coach
Utah State, 1995-98: Assistant Coach
Idaho, 1993-95: Student Assistant Coach
he led the Vandals to a 25-6 mark, the Big
Sky Conference Tournament championship
and a berth in the 1990 NCAA Tournament.
He was known for tough defense, leader-
ship and hard work and received the team’s
most improved player award in 1990 and
the Ronald White Award in 1991 as the
Vandals’ most outstanding player.
Director of Basketball Operations
Tiffany Beckham enters her second sea- son as part of the Southern Miss bas-
ketball staff and her fifth with the Southern
Miss Athletics Department.
Prior to making the move to men’s
basketball, Beckham worked in the Student
Academic Enhancement Program at
The Beckham File
Date of Birth: September 25, 1981
Hometown: Pearl, Miss.
Education: Southern Miss, ‘06
Year at Southern Miss: Second
Year in Coaching: Second
Southern Miss, 2010-present: Coordinator of
Southern Miss for the last four years. While
at SAEP, Beckham served as the Academic
Counselor for men’s basketball, football
and men’s tennis.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Yuji Katsuta begins his second season as the trainer for the Golden Eagle
men’s basketball program.
Prior to coming to Southern Miss, Yatsuta
was the trainer for the New Orleans abse-ball and men’s and women’s swimming and
diving teams. While at UNO, the baseball
team earned a trip to the 2008 NCAA baseball regionals.
Prior to his appointment at UNO, Katsuta
served a year-long athletic training internship
with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers during the
Before spending a year with the
Panthers, Katsuta spent two years as a
graduate assistant at the University of