Harlan Perlman begins his 28th season as Greg Herrick’s top assistant coach.
Considered by many to be one of the hardest workers in the profession, Perlman’s responsibilities include recruiting, academic advisement and game preparation. He also works closely with the Cougar post players.
“Next to the performance of our great players, Coach Perlman has been as responsible for our continued success as anybody in our program,” said Herrick. “His contributions, which sometimes go unnoticed, are immeasurable.”
Perlman previously coached at Hart High School, where he served as Boys’ Varsity Assistant and Head Junior Varsity Coach. His Indian JV team captured two Foothill League Championships in five seasons and compiled an impressive 64-28 record.
He also spent one season as Varsity Coach at Venice High School.
A native of Chicago, Perlman attended Covina High School. He earned a B.A. in History from UCLA in 1976 and completed his M.A. in Physical Education at Azusa Pacific University in 1997.
Perlman also taught at The Learning Post, an alternative high school in the William S. Hart Union High School District. In 2003, he was honored as “Teacher of the Year” at the school.
Perlman and his wife, Kathleen, reside in Saugus.