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Angela Perry began her professional career as an assistant softball coach for UT Arlington from 1999-2012. During the summer of 2012, Perry moved into the Compliance Office as the Athletics Compliance Assistant. Since her appointment to the position, she has increased the compliance staff and has worked on integration of technology within the Compliance Office, most notable through a partnership with JumpForward which aids in athletic recruiting, reporting and compliance solutions.
Perry serves as the liaison between the University and NCAA services as well as the Sun Belt Conference. Her responsibilities consist of educating the athletics administration, coaches and boosters on current NCAA rules and regulations, as well as overseeing compliance issues set forth by the NCAA to all coaches and student-athletes. She also handles transfer processes and assists with waiver requests to the NCAA. She serves as an ex-officio member of the UT Arlington's Athletics Council Committee and sits on the Hazing Education Committee. Her compliance responsibility also keeps her involved in the University's Academic Progress Rate (APR) monitoring.
Perry is no stranger to the University nor the athletics department, as a former assistant softball coach for 13 years. She was also a proud student-athlete as a four-year letter winner of the Mavericks softball program from 1995-99.
During her tenure as an assistant coach, she experienced many winning seasons and helped establish UT Arlington Softball as a top contender year in and year out in the Southland Conference. She enjoyed a record breaking season in 2003 as the Mavs rolled through league play to finish with an astonishing 23-4 record on their way to the SLC regular season title. The 2003 Mavs went on to sweep the conference postseason tournament to take home the school's first softball tournament crown.
Perry's squad continued to break records as they set a school record for wins in a season, 41-17, after snapping Florida State's 27-game winning streak, the nation's longest at the time, by defeating the Seminoles in the NCAA Florida Regional. The 2003 UT Arlington squad eliminated host Florida in the Mavs first-ever trip to the NCAA tournament. In 2007, Perry coached her team to another SLCChampionship with an overall record of 36-16 and 19-5 conference record. During the 2011 season, she coached the team to the SLCTournament and fell one game shy of being SLC regular season Champions with a 20-10 conference record.
The native of Benbrook, Texas graduated with a bachelor's degree in exercise science from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1999. During her time as a softball student-athlete, Perry served as a team captain during her upperclassmen years. Perry was a defensive giant in the outfield especially during her sophomore year when she led the team in putouts. She also led the team in doubles during her junior year campaign. She and her teammates were a part of the softball program which consistently stayed in the top of the Southland Conference rankings.
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