North Carolina

CARL PERRY

FCA Wrestling Director

WHY FCA WRESTLING?

“God used the sport of wrestling to change the trajectory of my life, both on and off the mat. It was in college that I was first introduced to the ministry of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). The impact it had on my life was the forerunner to God leading me to being involved with FCA Wrestling. This ministry is in the relationship business—relationship with others and with God. To see relationships develop and grow through the sport of wrestling has been a huge blessing. For me, there is nothing quite like the opportunities I have to challenge and encourage fellow coaches who are some of the greatest influencers in our culture today. FCA Wrestling allows me to ‘coach the coach’ as together we grow in our walk with the Lord.”

ABOUT CARL

  • Became the FCA Wrestling Director in May 2011
  • 2009-2011 Associate Head Wrestling Coach at the University of Illinois; 2004-2008 Assistant Coach at University of Illinois
  • 2003-2004 High School Wrestling Coach at Yorkville High School (Yorkville, Illinois)
  • Graduated from the University of Illinois in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management; received a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Lincoln Christian University in 2008
  • 2000 NCAA Division 1 Champion, two-time All-American, and ranked in the top 20 for career wins while at the University of Illinois
  • Originally from Chesapeake, Virginia; finished his high school wrestling career in Virginia (1996) with the title of the “all-time winningest wrestler in the state of Virginia”
  • Married in 2001 to Jamie; have two children—daughter Breanna and son Bryce