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High school notebook: Londaryl Perry named Putnam City North girls basketball coach

by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: July 8, 2014

Londaryl Perry felt it was time for a fresh start after three years at Northeast.

Perry was officially named the new girls basketball coach at Putnam North on Monday, bringing him to the same school as his children.

“I honestly missed most of my son’s basketball career because I’m always at a different school, so at least I’ll be able to there with him his senior year,” Perry said.

His son Drake is on the Panthers’ basketball team, while his daughter Dru will be a freshman this year. She plays basketball and swims.

Londaryl Perry spent the past three seasons at Northeast, leading it to the state tournament twice and winning the Class 2A title in 2013 behind an undefeated season. He was named The Oklahoman’s Super Five Coach of the Year following that season.

Last season, the Vikings fell one game shy of returning to the tournament.

Putnam North made the Class 6A state tournament last season for the first time since 2010, but graduated three starters, and coach Brett McGee resigned to pursue other opportunities.

Even with the loss of the starters, Perry said he is ready for the challenge.

“I’m used to taking what I have and trying to make it work,” he said. “I just hope that I’m able to carry that attitude over to this school as far as trying to position ourselves to dominate.”


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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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