“Metro Legends Award”
Tony Perkins is originally from Rock Island, Ill., where he was a multi-sport athlete. After high school he attended Dickinson State in North Dakota where he played football and baseball. After one year he transferred to Northeast Missouri State University where he played baseball and was a graduate assistant for the team.
His first three years he taught and coached numerous sports at Brashear (Mo.) High School. He then moved into the Francis Howell School District where he taught and coached football, basketball, and baseball for 30 years. He has spoken numerous times for the MHSBCA and BCA. He has served on the MSHSAA baseball advisory board and is currently the second vice president for the BCA – a national baseball coaches association.
Perkins is in his 34th year as a high school and summer coach. At Francis Howell High School Perkins has 17 conference titles, 14 district championships, 11 final fours, 4 state championships (2003, 2011, 2014, and 2016). His all time coaching record is 518-241-1. He has been the Missouri Coach of the Year four times, and the BCA Regional Coach of the Year numerous times. In 2016, he was chosen as the ABCA Big School National Coach of the Year. Perkins has been named to numerous halls of fame, including: BCA, MHSBCA, St. Charles County, St. Louis Amateur Baseball and St. Louis Sports.
Tony has been married to the understanding and supportive wife Tracey for 25 years. They have four sons who all played for their dad and played or are playing college baseball. Zac, 23 (Lindenwood), Nic, 21 (Ole Miss, Drury, Washington Nationals), Justin, 19 (Murray State, JEFFCO), Ryan, 19 (Murray State).