Former North Texas special teams coordinator and running backs coach Tommy Perry described his departure from the program as a mutual decision between him and head coach Seth Littrell on Tuesday night.
The Denton Record-Chronicle first reported here on the blog that Perry was leaving the staff after four highly-successful season on Monday night.
Perry oversaw UNT’s special teams units that were some of the best in the country in 2013. He also recruited and coached running back Jeffery Wilson and kicker Trevor Moore, two of the Mean Green’s more productive players.
It wasn’t that Perry didn’t do good work at UNT or that Littrell didn’t like or respect Perry.
Perry spoke highly of Littrell.
In the end, he just wasn’t a good fit with a new coaching staff.
“The parting between myself and north Texas is amiable and mutual,” Perry said Tuesday night. “I will be rooting for North Texas in the future. I love the fans and the community. I don’t know if any assistant coach has loved a city and a community as much as I love Denton. I have nothing but positive things to say. I am proud of the guys I coached and signed and look forward to seeing Trevor and Jeffery next season.”
Perry hasn’t caught on with a new coaching staff yet, but he will. He’s too good of a coach not to.