Marty Perry begins his third season as the University of Chicago head men's and women's tennis coach in 2005-06.
In 2004-05, Perry guided the Chicago men's team to its first-ever NCAA Division III postseason bid and an 18-10 record. He also led the Maroons to a third-place finish at the University Athletic Association Championship -- the team's best showing since 1995 -- and for his efforts shared UAA Coach of the Year accolades. At the NCAA Division III singles championships, Chicago's Ward Bortz advanced to the round of 16 en route to garnering All-America honors.
Perry's men's teams have also performed well in the classroom, having earned ITA Academic All-America Team recognition in 2004 and 2005 with a combined team grade point average of 3.36. Chicago has also boasted five ITA Scholar Athlete Award winners during the past two seasons.
Perry has posted a two-year record of 23-19 with the Chicago women's team. In 2004-05, the Maroons earned a #12 ITA regional ranking and featured a pair of regionally-ranked players en route to a 13-8 overall record and fourth-place UAA finish.
Chicago's women's teams have enjoyed academic success, having claimed ITA Academic All-America Team status in 2004 and 2005 with a combined team grade point average of 3.30. In addition, eight Chicago players have gained ITA Scholar Athlete Award recognition.
Perry came to Chicago from Colgate University, where he served as head men's and women's coach during the 2002-03 season. He guided the men's team to a 10-9 overall record and a 3-3 Patriot League mark and led the women's squad to a record of 10-9 overall and 4-1 in Patriot League competition.
From 1998-2002, Perry served as assistant men's tennis coach at the College of William & Mary, where he coached four ITA nationally-ranked players. During his tenure, William & Mary ranked as high as 44th in the NCAA Division I and earned an NCAA postseason berth in 1999.
A 1998 graduate of Cleveland State University, Perry began his coaching career as the head women's coach at Colby-Saywer College in 2000. He led the Chargers to a 14-7 overall record -- marking the second-highest victories total in school history -- and an 8-1 conference