Fenwick’s Perry dies
Updated: September 12, 2011 11:22AM
Fenwick’s David Perry, the most successful boys water polo coach in Illinois history, died Sunday after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 63.
Perry was 757-132-2 in 31 seasons as a water polo coach at Mount Carmel and Fenwick. His Fenwick teams were 675-70-1 in 23 seasons, winning 16 state championships. The Friars won half of those titles before the Illinois High School Association sanctioned boys water polo in 2001, and then won eight of the first nine IHSA championships, including seven in a row.
A Mass is planned for 7 a.m. Monday in the Fenwick auditorium.