David Perno Biography
University of Georgia Bulldogs head coach David Perno was born in Youngstown, OH. After starring in high school, Perno attended the University of Georgia. After earning his bachelor’s degree, Perno was hired as an assistant on the Bulldogs coach and remained there until taking over the head coaching position at his alma mater in 2002.
Perno’s tenure at Georgia has been one of the most successful in the program’s history. Over nine seasons, Perno has compiled a 300-230 overall record and his teams have reached the NCAA tournament five times. He has also won the 2004 Baseball America Coach of the Year Award and the 2008 SEC Coach of the Year Award while earning a reputation as great big game coach and motivator and leading his team to three College World Series berths. Though the team has been to one College World Series Final, and won none at all, Perno’s tenure has still been exceptional by Georgia standards and the program’s future looks both stable and relatively bright.
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