Born and raised in Kinston, N.C., Warren Perry grew up swimming for YMCA teams in Goldsboro and Raleigh before receiving a scholarship to swim for coach Frank Comfort at North Carolina. Perry graduated from UNC in 2003 with a double major in communications and history and received his master's in 2004.
Perry joins the staff after spending a year teaching history at North Raleigh Christian Academy, where he also coached men's varsity swimming. As the head coach, he led the team to a 10-3 duel meet record and fourth place finish at the 2005-2006 state championship meet.
Perry is currently pursuing his master's degree in exercise and sport science.