Jim Perrin, who built Christian County into a softball power in the 1990's, died Monday afternoon at his home after a battle with cancer. Perrin spent 34 years coaching at the high school level at Christian and Trigg County High Schools, and also spent several years as softball coach at Austin Peay.
Perrin led Christian County to three slow pitch softball championships including back to back titles in 1990 and 91. His teams won four state championships including a fast pitch title in 1996 and finished runner up four times. Just two years ago, Perrin returned to Christian County after working as softball coach and athletic director at Trigg County. He coached the softball program for the last two years, leading Christian County to a regional title and a trip to the 2012 State Fast Pitch tournament.
Perrin also coached wrestling in his early years at Christian County and won a state title, along with two runner up finishes. Perrin was also athletics director during his tenure at Christian County. Perrin was inducted this spring into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Jim Perrin, with Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville in charge of arrangements.