2017 & 2019 OEC Coach of the Year and State Co-Coach of the Year
Former Cal State Fullerton player Perry Webster enters his fifth season as the men's basketball coach of Fullerton College.
In his first three seasons as the Fullerton head coach, Webster has a record of 68-23. He has led the Hornets to three 20-win seasons, an Orange Empire Conference title, the Southern California Regionals three times, and to the CCCAA State Championship game in 2016. In only his second season at the helm (2016-2017), Webster was the Orange Empire Conference Coach of the year, as well as the CCCAA Southern California Coach of the year.
In his fourth season, Webster le the Hornets to their fourth State Championship. It is the first for him as a head coach, however Webster is no stranger to the championship ring. In 2010 he was the 2010 MVP when Saddleback won the title, and also he won it all as an assistant coach on Andy Ground's 2015 Saddleback team. Webster is the only person to win in all three roles in community college history, and he did it in a nine-year span.
Since 1927, Coach Webster is the 15th coach in the Hornet's rich basketball history that features 3 state titles and 31 conference titles (1 under Webster).
Hired at the age of twenty-six, Perry was one of the youngest coaches in community college basketball. He is the second youngest coach to begin his career at FC (the youngest was Dieter Horton at twenty-five).
As a boy, Perry had an early connection to the Hornet's Nest Gym as it is where his father coached him to 2 National Junior Basketball championships. Perry also watched his dad win 5 titles in the gym as a NJB coach.
Webster grew up in Orange County where he went to Mission Viejo High School and played basketball for the Diablos. He was the starting point guard on the varsity team his freshman year on a team that won the CIF title. He was voted All-League all four years, voted All-CIF three years, voted 1st Team All-Orange County, was the South County Player of the Year, and Team MVP his sophomore, junior, and senior years. Webster's jersey number was retired at Mission Viejo High in 2007.
With his high school days behind him, Perry went on to play basketball at Saddleback College where he helped lead the team to a state championship in 2010. He was voted 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-State, and was the State Tournament MVP. Perry was inducted into the Gaucho Hall of Fame in 2012.
After transferring to Cal Sate Fullerton, Webster finished off his playing career as a Titan. By the end of his senior year, Perry was the team captain, the Big West assists leader, was ranked in the top 30 in the country in assist to turnover ratio, and earned the "Titan Hustle Award" chosen by Booster club. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology in 2013. He then continued his academic career an earned a Masters in Arts from Concordia University in their Coaching and Athletic Administration.
Webster began his coaching career at Saddleback College three years as an assistant coach under Coach Andy Ground. In that time, Perry helped produce 14 All-Conference players, 3 conference championships, an overall conference record of 33-3, and a state championship in 2015. Perry recruited the last two conference players of the year in Eric Thompson and Conor Clifford.
Over the last three years at Fullerton College, Webster has produced 18 All-Conference players. Including eague MVPs and Southern California Players of the Year Ian Fox (2016-17) and Lance Coleman II (2018-19).
Also, over the last three years 15 players have moved on from Fullerton to four-year institutions.
Julian Richardson - Cal State Northridge
Isaiah Clark - Dixie State
Blake McBride - Cal State San Bernardino
Ian Fox - Cal State Fullerton
Johnathan Ross - LSU-Alexandria
Nick Anderson - Chaminade
Caden Williams - San Diego Christian
Kenny Barnes - Hope International
Dillon Reise - Hope International
Jordan Watkins - Hope International
Kai Villeza - St. Katherine
Nigel Carter - Texas A&M International
Akil Reese - Cal State Monterey Bay
Jason Richardon - Southern Utah
Dezmond Rowen - St. Katherine