UNT has its special teams guy

North Texas has found its new special teams coach.

Tommy Perry, who spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach at South Alabama, will join the Mean Green’s staff next season.

A source within the UNT athletic department confirmed Saturday night that the school is in the process of finalizing the addition of Perry to Dan McCarney’s staff.
Perry will replace Kent Riddle, who left UNT to become the assistant head coach at Arkansas State.

Perry coached USA’s running backs in addition to serving as the Jaguars special teams coordinator last season.

Perry is a native of Monroe, La., and spent two years at Tyler Junior College. He went on to play three years at Texas A&M, where he played fullback, linebacker and defensive end.

Perry continued to build on his Texas ties while spending 2004 as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Texas before working as a graduate assistant at Texas A&M-Commerce and Alabama.

Perry joined the staff at USA in 2009.