Coach Rick Perez

Rick Perez, Head Boys Basketball Coach/Director Reading High School Boys Basketball

Rick Perez is an Olivet alumni and well-known throughout Berks for his dedication to local youth.  He was a member of the Clinton Street Olivet Boys & Girl Club in elementary and Jr. High.  He later became a counselor at Clinton Street and in 2004 helped begin the Passport to Manhood program.  The Olivet Boys & Girls Club is where he began coaching basketball.  When it comes to coaching, he needs no introduction having taken the Reading Knights to win the state title in 2017.

Rick holds several degrees and certifications in social work from Marywood and Kutztown Universities.  He remains active in community athletic organizations including the Reading Squires Club and the Reading KTB.

Rick and his wife, Kristin balance their busy life with three children Jadin, Kalib, and Leana.  Jeremiah Giddens, Club Director at Mulberry had this to say of Perez, “Rick is a family man and love is what makes him so successful in everything he does.”

Rick’s campaign manager, Dr. James Goodhart is the retired superintendent of the Reading School District.  Together, they have a campaign strategy that includes fun events everyone will enjoy with lively entertainment.