A two-time All-SSAC performer at AUM, Charles Perona will join the coaching staff as a student assistant for the 2011-12 season.
In his two seasons with the Warhawks, Perona appeared in 52 games, scoring 611 points and in double figures 32 times.
Prior to his tenure at AUM, Perona played two seasons at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he helped the Buccaneers to consecutive State Championships and a combined 56-12 record. He was an all-region and all-conference selection as a sophomore, after averaging 9.6 points, 5.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. Perona was also named to the ACCC All-Tournament team and was a team captain as a sophomore.
Perona was a three-sport athlete at Booker T. Washington High School in Tuskegee, Ala., where he was an all-conference and honorable mention all-state selection in basketball.
Currently completing his degree in physical education at AUM, Perona is the son of Bobby and Cheryl Davis.