EPISODE 4: Eric Perry, Cal Poly Director Of Basketball Operations on Work Ethic, Training & Self Motivation
NBA Player Development Coach and now Director of Basketball Operations for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Eric Perry joins The Players’ Forum to share his journey of taking the road less traveled. Building his network of influence, his resume and ultimately earning the respect of NBA legends on and off the court, Eric gives us insight on being a professional, developing a work ethic, training at the pro level and staying motivated to reach your goals as an athlete and business professional.
There’s no question It’s about who you know but, it’s also about how prepared you are when opportunity presents itself.
Eric Perry’s Professional Background –
Bringing coaching and player development experience from every level between the NBA and high school, Eric Perry is in his first season as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s director of operations.
“We’re very happy to have completed our coaching staff with Eric. He’s someone who understands the daily importance of the tasks that it takes to run a collegiate basketball program as he was a former head coach himself at his alma mater, Crossroads College in Minnesota,” Cal Poly head coach John Smith said. “We’re fortunate to have him on our staff in such a vital role. He’s the engine that keeps us moving as a staff and program from behind the scenes.”
Perry arrives at Cal Poly having last served last served as a player development coach and operations manager with Chris Johnson Hoops – a private training firm. In his capacity, Perry assisted with the off season training development of NBA players such as Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo, Jaylen Brown, Tony Snell and Joakim Noah, among others.
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