Kiski has a long and rich tradition in the sport of football. In 1917 and then again in 1931, Kiski was crowned U.S. Preparatory School Champions. From the early 1950's to the present, it is well documented that Kiski has fielded teams deep in football lore and history. Many of the country's greatest football players of the time started their careers at Kiski.
Kiski has 13 representatives in the College Football Hall of Fame, the most of any prep school in the country. The most recent induction was that of former Kiski head football coach Charles "Chuck" Klausing, head coach at Kiski from 1987-1993.
Football today at Kiski tries to live up to those expectations and performances of the players who created its past. Teamwork, discipline, dedication, and chivalry form the foundation of our team and of those boys whose step on the gridiron each fall. Kiski has a very challenging nine game varsity schedule each season and looks to be as competitive as it can possibly be.
James (Jim) Perry takes the helm as Kiski’s 11th Varsity Head Football Coach in Kiski's 123-year football history. Perry, Kiski’s offensive coordinator in 2010, has coached high school football for ten years in several different capacities.
Coach Perry began his coaching career as head football coach at St. Paul’s School, a New England boarding school located in Concord, New Hampshire. At St. Paul’s he served as his own offensive coordinator and coached the linebackers. It is there that the passion for coaching took hold and he began his career in mentoring young men.
In 2004 he moved to the Westminster School in Simsbury, Connecticut, where he served as assistant and head football coach. At Westminster he coached the offensive line and linebackers, and succeeded to become head coach. As coach at Westminster, the team enjoyed its first back-to-back winning seasons in more than a decade.
Mr. Perry is a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., a 1981 Shady Side Academy graduate where he participated in football (captain), wrestling and baseball. He is a 1986 graduate of the University of New York at Buffalo where he received a B.S. in Physics. While at the University of New York at Buffalo he played inside linebacker for the Bulls.
If you have any questions about Kiski or the football program, please contact Coach Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org