Chris Perkins joined Florida Atlantic University’s football staff as a player development assistant in May of 2017.
Perkins came to FAU after serving as the inside receivers and quarterbacks coach at Goldenwest Junior College since October 2015. Prior to that he spent a year and a half as the varsity quarterbacks coach at Long Beach Polytechnic High School.
Perkins began his coaching career at Miami Northwestern Senior High School in August 2003. For the first season, he was the junior varsity offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The next three years he returned as the varsity quarterbacks coach and assisted the team in claiming the District 6A Florida High School State Championship and Regional runner-up titles.
From August 2008 until January 2010, Perkins held the same position but at Miami Central Senior High School. While there, he was instrumental in developing Raheem Cato’s quarterback mechanics and techniques. The team had the No. 1 offense in the state of Florida (2008 & 2009) and won the District 6A Championship.
From 2010-2011, he returned to Miami Northwestern Senior as the varsity offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. During that season, the offense averaged 396 total yards and 25.4 points per game. He also worked directly on developing Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders wide receiver, and Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings quarterback.
Professional Playing Career
In 2001, Perkins joined the XFL and played quarterback for the Birmingham Thunderbirds. Following that, he spent two years in the Arena Football League at the same position.
Collegiate Playing Career
Perkins was the starting quarterback at Tennessee State University from 1998-00. He helped lead the Tigers to back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference Championships (1999, 2000).
Education: B.S. in Criminal Justice, Tennessee State ‘00