Curry adds former Cat to Georgia State staff

ATLANTA -- Todd Perry, who played for Bill Curry at Kentucky before an 11-year career in the NFL, is back with Curry as an assistant coach at Georgia State.

Curry said Wednesday Perry will coach offensive tackles and tight ends for the Panthers, who begin practice in August and will play their first season in 2010.

Perry was an offensive lineman with the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins in his NFL career, which ended in 2003. He spent the last three seasons coaching the junior varsity programs at Alpharetta and Milton high schools in the Atlanta area.

Perry, a native of Elizabethtown, Ky., was an all-Southeastern Conference guard for Kentucky in 1992.

Perry said the opportunity to work with Curry "is the perfect situation."