After spending the past two seasons as an athlete on the cross country and track and field teams, Perera now joins Albert Dell’Apa and Laura McLean in building out the rest of the team’s coaching staff. As a Ryerson Ram, Perera represented the Rams at the U SPORTS level, was team captain for the 2016-17 season and is now a two-time U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian. Perera also excelled at the high school level, winning 14 Toronto Regional medals and making a combined eight OFSAA finals appearances over cross country and track and field.
"I will always feel an affinity with Ryerson; they have hosted some important experiences and memories for me as a student-athlete, one’s that I am truly grateful for. I’m looking forward to being an assistant coach where I can help build our program and enjoy inevitable, magnificent success in the coming years."