Chad Perry is currently entering his fifth season as CSU-Pueblo
women’s cross country coach and fourth season as
women’s track and field coach.
In 2011, Perry led CSU-Pueblo's track and field to program to
heights it hadn't seen in two decades as two individuals qualified
for the NCAA Division II National Championships (Shilay Willis in
the 400-meter and Danita Wyatt in the triple jump), with Wyatt
being named the program's first All-American since 1993.
During the 2011 indoor and outdoor track seasons, he coached four
USTFCCCA All-Region athletes, 17 new school record holders, 11
Dean's List student-athletes and the RMAC triple jump champion
On top of all those accomplishments, in 2011, CSU-Pueblo was
awarded the honor of hosting the 2012 and 2013 NCAA Division II
National Championships, mainly as a result of Perry's lobbying of
Pueblo as a viable site for the Championships.
Overall, Perry has seen seven student-athletes qualify
provisionally for the national championships over the past two
seasons, as well as his 4x100-meter relay team. Regularly,
his athletes have overtaken the CSU-Pueblo school record books in
multiple events, as well. All of this was accomplished after
taking over a track program in 2008-09 that had been dormant since
1993, and building with a base of freshmen and developing their
Upon his hire in fall 2007, Perry, also the cross country
coach, immediately made his mark with the cross country
program by tutoring Lauren Dunsmoor, who broke the school’s
cross country time standards and was named a 2007 All-American.
Perry, a 2000 graduate of the University of Texas, spent the
three years at Portland State prior to earning the job at
CSU-Pueblo, where he was responsible for coaching the decathlon,
pole vault, and throwing events. Perry has coached six PSU students
to All-Big Sky Conference honors, two junior USA Track and Field
all-Americans, two National Strength and Conditioning
All-Americans, and six NCAA Western Regional qualifiers. Perry also
was part of a staff that saw members of its women’s team
break 35 school records.
In addition to Perry’s work as a track and field coach, he
has had experience with strength and conditioning centers across
the country. He was a member of the sprints and hurdle
developmental staff at the USA Track and Field High Performance
Center in Indianapolis, managed a billion dollar sports club, Town
Sports International New York Sports Club, in New York City, and
was the weight lifting instructor at Portland State. He was also
the women’s assistant track and field coach at Odessa Junior
College in Odessa, Tex. for two seasons.
Perry earned his Master of Science degree in Sports
Administration and Kinesiology from the University of Texas of the
Permian Basin in 2009. Perry resides in Pueblo.
"I believe in developing the character of people in the sport of
Track and Field and Cross Country. I am certified by the United
States Coaching Association and have attended clinics overseas. I
coach every event on the track and stay current with training.
Improvement and hard work is the key to success. We will work
closely to identify goals, training plans, and will get better
physically and mentally. All of these things combined with
communication and the will to improve will help our personal