David Perno

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David Perno
David Perno and Dave van Horn.jpg
David Perno converses with Dave van Horn in Baum Stadium
Sport(s) HS football
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Clarke Central HS
Record 0–0
Biographical details
Born Youngstown, Ohio
Playing career
n/a Georgia
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2002–2013 Georgia
Head coaching record
Overall 305–243–1
Accomplishments and honors
2 SEC Championships
5 NCAA Regionals
3 Super Regionals
3 College World Series
1 CWS finals appearance
2004 Baseball America Coach of the Year
2008 SEC Coach of the Year

David Perno is the former head baseball coach at the University of Georgia. In 11 seasons he compiled a record of 384-329-1. He led the program to five NCAA tournaments, including three College World Series. He was named the 2004 Coach of the Year by Baseball America. That same year, he won his first SEC championship. His 2006 team went 47–23, but the next year, however, they went 23–33. In 2008, his team did much better, going 45–25–1 (20–9–1 SEC) and won his second SEC championship. That one tie was at LSU due to an SEC travel curfew. He was named the SEC coach of the year and was the national runner-up to the Fresno State Bulldogs at the College World Series. He is a former player and assistant coach at Georgia. Two players suffered paralyzing injuries — Chance Veazey in a scooter accident and Jonathan Taylor in a game — in a span of less than two years from 2009-11. He was dismissed by UGA Athletic Director Greg McGarity after the 2013 season.

In December 2015, Perno was named head football coach at his alma mater, Clarke Central High School in Athens, Georgia, where he won a state title as a player in 1985 and played for another in 1984.[1]

Perno arguing with umpires during a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Georgia Bulldogs (Southeastern Conference) (2002–2013)
2002 Georgia 32–29 15–15 3rd (East) NCAA Regional
2003 Georgia 29–26 10–20 5th (East)
2004 Georgia 45–23 19–11 1st (East) College World Series
2005 Georgia 30–25 12–17 5th (East)
2006 Georgia 47–23 18–12 2nd (East) College World Series
2007 Georgia 23–33 11–19 6th (East)
2008 Georgia 45–25–1 20–9–1 1st (East) College World Series Runner-up
2009 Georgia 38–22 15–15 3rd (East) NCAA Regional
2010 Georgia 16–37 5–23 6th (East)
2011 Georgia 33–32 16–14 4th (East) NCAA Regional
2012 Georgia 31–26 14–15 5th (East)
2013 Georgia 21–32 7–20 7th (East)
Georgia: 390–333–1 162–190–1
Total: 390–333–1

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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