Utah Lacrosse Names Jimmy Perkins Volunteer Coach
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Lacrosse head coach Andrew McMinn announced the addition of former Ute Jimmy Perkins as the team's volunteer assistant coach for the 2022 season today.
Perkins, who played for the Utes from 2019-20, also starred for Robert Morris under McMinn from 2017-18.
"We are extremely excited to have Jimmy join our staff as our volunteer," McMinn said. "As a Utah alum, Jimmy understands the history and traditions of Utah Lacrosse. In previously coaching him for five years, he also understands the culture, standards and expectations that we have in place in the classroom, community and on the field. We look forward to his impact in helping achieve our program goals."
Perkins saw action in 18 games for the Utes, starting all six in a COVID shortened season in 2020. He led the Utes in goals (18), finishing second in points with 21 (3 assists). He scored a season-high four goals against Bellarmine and Jacksonville in 2020, scoring a goal on every shot he took against Jacksonville.
In 2019, the Pittsburgh, Pa., native scored 24 goals with 31 points (7 assists), ranking 12th in the NCAA with seven man-up goals. He scored a career-best six goals against Hartford that season, also scoring the first goal in Utah Lacrosse history against Vermont.
Perkins played at Robert Morris from 2017-18 after sitting out two seasons due to injury (2015-16). He earned second-team all-conference in 2018 after starting all 18 games, leading the program with 61 points (31 goals, 30 assists).
He set the school record for single-season assists (30), also ranking third in program history in single-season points (61). Perkins led Robert Morris to the Northeast Conference Tournament title in 2018 with the program advancing to the NCAA Tournament that year.
Perkins received his undergraduate degree in business management from Robert Morris.