Barret Peery leaves Portland State
Portland State is looking for a new men's basketball coach.
After four seasons leading the Vikings, Barret Peery is moving to Texas Tech to become the associate head coach under Mark Adams. Adams was introduced as the Red Raiders' new head coach Tuesday, April 6.
Peery had a record of 63-57 at Portland State, including 30-13 in three years at the Viking Pavilion.
Portland State finished fourth in the Big Sky Conference in 2018-19 and in 2019-20.
His teams were known for their fast-paced style, including aggressively attacking the offensive glass and forcing turnovers.
In 2020-21, the Vikings ranked 12th nationally in offensive rebounding and 17th for turnovers forced.
Jace Coburn, PSU's associate head coach under Peery, was named interim head coach by Portland State Athletic Director Val Cleary, who said there will be a national search for the next head coach.
"My family and I are extremely grateful for our four years at Portland State. It has been a tremendous ride. We are thankful for all the coaches, players and administrators who have helped us be so successful both on and off the court," Peery said in a statement released by PSU.
"It's a happy time and a sad time when you have to leave players and people you love and have spent hours and hours with, but we know this is the right move for our family at this time," he added. "Portland State will always be very near and dear to our heart and a place we will call home."
Cleary is also in the market for a new women's basketball coach after Lynn Kennedy left to take the head coaching position at McNeese State in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Peery's departure means that both Division I men's basketball programs in Portland will have new coaches next season. The University of Portland recently hired Shantay Legans from Eastern Washington to take over its program.
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