Perkins, former standout Redbird golfer, taking his best shot

David Perkins swinging a golf club

Ray Kralis ’90, longtime head coach of the Illinois State University men’s golf team, is a teacher, a nurturer, and an evaluator of talent. When he recruited David Perkins ’21 out of East Peoria Community High School, he had some inkling of his potential, but Perkins exceeded his coach’s and his own expectations.