MOKAN Elite coach Rodney Perry hired at Oral Roberts


Rodney Perry, who coached Mokan Elite to the Nike Peach Jam championship, has accepted an assistant coaching position at Oral Roberts, the school announced.

Perry was the head coach at NAIA Avila University in Kansas City for six seasons, winning 81 games, including the program’s first 20-win season in 2015-16. He was served as a court coach for the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Championship Team training camp.

After his playing career at Missouri State, Perry began his coaching career in 1994 as an assistant in the Missouri high school system and then served as head coach at two high schools before moving to the college game. He has been on the staff at Duquesne, Western Illinois and Southwest Baptist.

“I am excited to have Rodney Perry joining our staff,” Oral Roberts coach Scott Sutton said in a statement. “He is an outstanding basketball coach but more importantly he is a great fit spiritually for ORU. He has had a lot of success at the small college and AAU levels, coaching MOKAN Elite to the prestigious Nike Peach Jam championship in July. He has tremendous contacts in the Kansas City area and throughout the AAU circuit.”

“I’m excited to be joining a great staff at a great university,” said Perry. “I am looking forward to getting started and helping this team get better on the floor and off the floor.”

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