Perman named girls golf coach


By Chuck Reherman
Sports Editor

Getting the interim tag removed.

When approached about being the interim head girls golf coach this past winter, Abbey Perman didn’t hesitate to jump at the chance.

She got the chance to have that tag pulled off this past week and after an interview process, was named the new girls head coach at Yukon High School.

Perman did get to coach the team in one tournament (the Millerettes finished seventh) before the COVID-19 cancelled the season and the school year.”

Now, as the head coach, she is ready to get back to work with her team.

“I am so, so humbled and blessed to officially be the head coach for the women’s golf team,” Perman said. “I am thrilled. Mr. (Mike) Clark and Mrs. (Michelle Ankrom) had to open up the job and when I went through the interview process I was nervous, because they had people with more experience than me.

“They took a leap of faith with me and I am grateful to get the chance,” she said. “My experience from last year was I had only one tournament, but I hope they saw my commitment and dedication to helping the girls achieve their dream of being student athletes.”

She will start her role as head coach with a young team. Four of the five varsity players from this past year were seniors.

“We did lose a lot of our players and I look forward to go on and do bigger and better things,” she said. “We do have a lot of players that will be seniors and will have to learn to step up and be leaders and that is my job to get them ready.

“These girls are so talented and I feel we have a chance to make a difference,” she said.

“There is a lot of pressure and eyes on me to prove myself and I’m willing and know I can do it. I can’t wait to show them that I want and deserve this spot. I can’t wait to get started.”