"I'm really excited about the opportunity to be a bigger part of
the athletic program," said Perkins, who was the athletic director at
Imperial High for two years (1978-80).
"I know I have some big shoes to fill, because Kirk did a good job
of putting things in place. Hopefully, I can continue what he has
done as A.D. and add to it."
Perkins said his first task will be to look at the existing
facilities and determine where improvements are needed most.
"I know people in the community, so I think I can enlist some help
as we try to upgrade and make Costa Mesa the best it can be," Perkins
Perkins, who was an assistant varsity baseball coach last spring,
said he will likely give up that role.
He said, however, his responsibilities as athletic director will
not affect his role as the football coach.
Perkins also said football will not gain any extra attention or
resources at the expense of other sports.
"Being a small school, sharing athletes is very important at Costa
Mesa," Perkins said. "I need to make sure all the programs are
Perkins said he will work with Pat Leahy, the school's girls