One day after Wofford College promoted Dwight Perry to head men’s basketball coach, he spoke to the media about it Wednesday.

Perry, who has spent four seasons with the Terriers, guided them to a 12-12 record in the interim role this past season.

Perry was promoted to interim coach in early December after then-coach Jay McAuley took a leave of absence. McAuley officially resigned on December 30th.

“We are pleased to have Dwight Perry as the head coach of the men’s basketball team,” said Dr. Nayef Samhat, Wofford’s president. “He understands and feels strongly about upholding the values and integrity of the athletics program here at Wofford. Over the course of this past season, he has risen to the challenge of leading a young and committed team with great dignity and enthusiasm.”

The Durham, North Carolina native is the 19th head coach in Wofford men’s basketball history, dating back to 1906.