The Newest Face of SU Football

Spring 2015 Issue

On Jan. 13, Tom Perkovich was named the 30th head football coach in Susquehanna history.

Perkovich, or “Perk” as he’s most often called, came to Susquehanna after spending a combined 11 seasons as a member of Muhlenberg College’s coaching staff. He served under Mike Donnelly, Muhlenberg’s winningest head coach.

“I am thrilled,” Perkovich said at the news conference where President L. Jay Lemons announced his appointment. “Susquehanna is an exciting place with the values I believe in. It’s a place where people value education and there’s a good sense of where the athletic piece fits in.”

Muhlenberg’s offensive coordinator since 2010, Perkovich also served stints as a special teams coordinator and offensive line coach for the Mules, who finished the 2014 season with a 9-2 overall record and qualified for the NCAA playoffs.

Perkovich replaces Susquehanna’s winningest head football coach, Steve Briggs, who moved into a new role in University Relations at Susquehanna.

“I’ve been privileged to work with a great group of young men over the past 27 years,” Briggs said when his retirement from coaching was announced in December. “I’ve had an opportunity to coach them in a sport I love and to teach them life lessons along the way. I’ve had a great run, and coaching the Crusaders has been the greatest honor of my life.”

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