Billy Perkins is in his second season leading the Raiders. He joined CCC after coaching 19 years in the competitive high schools ranks in Texas and amassing over 200 career wins. Perkins spent his final season in the Lone Star State rebuilding the program at Iowa Park High School, where he led his young squad to a postseason berth.
Perkins spent eight seasons rebuilding a program at Childress High School into a perennial postseason contender. During his tenure at CHS, he led the Lady Cats to their first 30-win season, first district title in 20 years, and the school’s first berth in the regional tournament. Perkins developed Childress’s first Texas All-State player as well as an all-district MVP, all-district offensive player, all-district defensive player, and several other all-district selections. Perkins was named Amarillo Golden Spread 2A and 3A Coach of the Year in 2013 for his efforts leading the Lady Cats.
Prior to his stint in Childress, Perkins spent a year at Rio Vista High School, where he led the Lady Eagles to a postseason victory and was named the 2008 Johnson County Coach of the Year. He also coached the offensive and defensive players of the year.
Perkins grew up in Colombia, South America, where his family served as missionaries for the Church of Christ. While there, he learned to speak Spanish and appreciate cultural diversity. Perkins returned to Texas where he graduated from high school and went on to college at West Texas A&M University. Following graduation, he coached tennis and basketball for four years in Childress before going to Sul Ross State University to pursue his master’s degree. In addition to first obtaining a Master of Education, Perkins also earned a Master of Administration from Sul Ross State. While there he also served as graduate assistant for the women’s basketball team.
Perkins and his wife, Celesta, live in Platte Center and are the parents of four children. Tesema (10) and Malia (8) serve as water girls for the team, while Leialani (6) and Faitau (4) cheer on their dad from the sidelines.