Rob Perron

Head Coach

Catawba College has announced that Rob Perron has become the 12th men’s basketball coach in school history. Perron has most recently served as associate head coach at Newberry. Although he becomes Catawba’s 12th head coach, Perron will be just the third man to guide the Catawba Indians since 1960. He replaces Jim Baker, who was head coach for the past 20 seasons.

Prior to joining Dave Davis at Newberry, Perron was the Director of Basketball Operations for the Charlotte 49ers from 2006 to 2012. While there, he worked with all aspects of the program, including managing the budget, recruiting, scheduling and community engagement.

Contact Coach Perron via email or call him at the office at (704) 637-4473.

Steven Asher

Assistant Coach

Steven Asher joins the Catawba Men’s Basketball Staff after spending the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach with the men’s basketball program at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa., under the tutelage of Head Coach, Guy Rancourt. In his first year with the Warriors, Asher helped the team to an NCAA Tournament appearance and its first MAC Commonwealth title since joining the league in 2008. The Warriors posted a 19-10 record and won three road games in the MAC Commonwealth Championships to earn the title. While at Lycoming, Asher received his masters in real estate development from the University of Maryland.

Before Lycoming, Asher spent three years at the University of Maryland, where he served as a graduate assistant for two years and as a basketball performance intern for one season. While interning, Asher also assisted with player development workouts and video editing for former Maryland assistant women’s basketball coach and current assistant coach of the Washington Wizards, David Adkins, working with NBA, WNBA, foreign professional players and collegiate players.

Asher graduated from James Madison in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and earned a Masters degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Maryland.

Contact Coach Asher via email or call him at the office at (704) 637-4473.

Derrick Wall

Assistant Coach

Derrick Wall comes to Catawba following a successful tenure on the Adidas Gauntlet Summer Circuit leading Team Loaded NC to an 88% winning percentage in his two years and a #2 finish in the 2017 Gauntlet Finale. Coach Wall was also the Associate Head Coach at Woodside High School in Newport News, VA where he helped lead the team to the District and Regional Championship as well as a state semi-final appearance.

Coach Wall has coached and mentored 30+ players that have gone on to the Division 1 level and several into NBA and professional ranks.

Contact Coach Wall via email or call him at the office at (704) 637-4473.