Dustin Perry was named assistant strength and conditioning coach in February 2012.
In his current role, Perry assists head strength and conditioning coach Eric Klein in the education, assessment and development of the mental and physical qualities needed to achieve success on the football field.
Before joining the Minnesota strength and conditioning staff, Perry worked with Josh Heupel's 14 Foundation and its Day of Champions event. He served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the program.
Perry also has experience as a performance coach at Fit 4 Austin in Austin, Texas. In that role he was responsible for instruction and assessment of students of all levels with various athletic backgrounds. In addition, Perry has also served as a strength and conditioning coach at Marcellus (Mich.) Public High School in 2008.
A 2009 graduate of Western Michigan University, Perry also has a master's degree in Applied Kinesiology from Minnesota. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and is certified in Child and Adult CPR.
Perry and his wife, Adrienne, were married on July 19, 2014.
2017 Spring Preview: Defensive Backs
Minnesota has 12 defensive backs on its spring roster and is led by safeties Adekunle Ayinde, Duke McGhee and Antoine Winfield.
Coach Linguist Mic'd Up
Hear from Gopher Football secondary coach Maurice Linguist as he's "mic'd up" during a spring 2017 football practice!
2017 Spring Preview: Running Backs
Minnesota's run game is expected to be led by Rodney Smith and Shannon Brooks, who will be juniors in the fall.