Don Perkins joined the Cougar staff in 2009 after a two year stint as the assistant coach at Mississippi State University.
In three seasons at Kean, Perkins has tallied a 42-53 overall record, with the Cougars recording their first winning season since 2002 as he led the team to a 20-17 record during the 2010 campaign. Perkins has also challenged the program with a competitive schedule of opponents with the NCAA’s maximum dates of competition during the last two seasons.
While at Mississippi State, Perkins was responsible for working with the outside hitters as well as strengthening the serving game. At MSU, he coordinated the recruiting program and oversaw team travel and scheduling.
Prior to arriving at Mississippi State, Perkins was the head coach at SUNYIT (The State University of New York Institute of Technology). While at SUNYIT, Perkins restructured the women's program while also undertaking the task of developing a varsity level men's program.
In all, Perkins has over 14 years of coaching experience ranging from summer camps and club teams to working with USA Volleyball in training and evaluation. He also established the High Performance Program for Upstate New York, and created the Great Nor'easter youth volleyball tournament in Albany, New York. Perkins was also a student-athlete at Syracuse University and was a member of the men's volleyball club.
Perkins earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Syracuse University in 2000 and his master's degree in public administration from the University of Albany, Nelson A. Rockefeller School of Public Affairs in 2002.