by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce
A Carson City, Nevada, community source told Concussion Inc. that coach Dustin Perry has been barred from the city-owned aquatic facility there and is no longer coaching the Tigersharks club. Perry, however, is still listed as the head coach at http://tigersharks.org.
Our source said this move was prompted by results from a new background check ordered by the club, and added, The team is not giving any details nor saying if this move is permanent or temporary, but they continue to pay him.
According to the source, USA Swimming has told the Tigersharks that no disciplinary action is anticipated against Perry based on the organizations current investigation and findings.
We have reported that Perry was suspended for 18 months in 2003 after National Board of Review findings based on complaints at the club he ran in Edmond, Oklahoma. Perry already had been fired five years earlier by an area YMCA, and by the time USA Swimming investigated him, he had jumped to a new club in Virginia. He served the suspension coaching under American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Famer Jack Simon in Mexico — despite information in the Oklahoma file that one of the problems of Perrys stewardship of swim teams was his housing of foreign nationals and his inappropriate trips to a Las Vegas casino and other locales with kids in his supervision.
Perry subsequently coached in Centralia (Illinois), Walla Walla (Washington), and Pocatello (Idaho) — leaving each stop under murky circumstances — before getting the job in Carson City. USA Swimming and the Pocatello police have both been probing Perrys activities in Idaho.
At this post you can find complete links to our coverage of Perry: http://concussioninc.net/?p=8603.