Coaches & Assistants

Rick Perry
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Biography

Rick Perry is in his third season as Chicago's assistant strength and conditioning coach after being hired by the team on February 4, 2015. Perry has 22 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach at the NFL and collegiate levels.

Perry joined the Bears after spending five years as the director of strength and conditioning efforts for all 16 Central Michigan University athletic programs while having direct oversight the football program as well as the CMU volleyball program. During his time at CMU, Perry was recognized as...

Rick Perry is in his third season as Chicago's assistant strength and conditioning coach after being hired by the team on February 4, 2015. Perry has 22 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach at the NFL and collegiate levels.

Perry joined the Bears after spending five years as the director of strength and conditioning efforts for all 16 Central Michigan University athletic programs while having direct oversight the football program as well as the CMU volleyball program. During his time at CMU, Perry was recognized as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa), the highest honor that can be achieved as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach - representing professionalism, knowledge, experience, expertise, as well as longevity in the field.

Prior to CMU, Perry was a part of the strength and conditioning staff at Notre Dame where he served as assistant director with the Fighting Irish football program, and oversaw the baseball, men's soccer and men's lacrosse programs.

Before Notre Dame, Perry spent seven years as the head strength and conditioning coach at his alma mater, Missouri State University, where he coordinated programs for 21 varsity sports.

Perry served two years as a graduate assistant at the University of Kansas where he assisted with the football program and oversaw the KU baseball team.

He also spent the 1995-96 seasons as assistant defensive line coach/defensive tackles at Idaho State, and as the defensive line coach and strength and conditioning coach at Buena Vista University in 1994.

Perry earned his bachelor's degree in physical education in 1995 from Missouri State and a Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Sport Administration and Nutrition from the University of Kansas in 1998.

He played football collegiately at Garden Community College (1988-90) and Missouri State University (1990-92). In 1993, he signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent.

Perry is certified by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

A Kansas native, he and his wife, Lori, are the parents of two daughters, Sophie and Abbie.

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