Lady Maroons Basketball Welcomes New Head Coach
Perry High School has hired Carson Mathews as head coach for the Lady Maroons basketball program. The new hire was approved at a special board of education meeting this past Wednesday, May 25. She replaces Paul Duncan, who took an administrator position at another school district.
Coach Mathews has been the assistant girls basketball coach at Moore High School since 2020. Prior to that, she spent two and a half years as an assistant coach for the Stillwater High School girls basketball program.
In her experience with class 6A teams, she has coached four All-State players, made it to the area tournament the past two seasons, and has assisted several athletes commit to playing college ball at the D1, D2 and NAIA level. In the 2021-2022 season, she was awarded the 6A/5A Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year.
In addition to coaching, she has also served as a science teacher and PE teacher. She taught Anatomy and Physiology, as well as Biology to 10th-12th graders at Moore High School.
At Perry High School, she will join the high school teaching staff as a science teacher.
Mathews is originally from Edmond, Oklahoma and graduated from Edmond North High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in health education and promotion with a minor in coaching science from Oklahoma State University in 2018. She and her husband, Jesse, have been married for two years.
“I’m so excited to join Perry Public Schools and the athletic program as the new girls basketball coach,” Mathews said upon accepting the job. “I’m thankful and blessed Perry has trusted me with this opportunity. I’m looking forward to engaging with our athletes, students, facility, and community. I’m ready to get to work!”