Phil Perry - President

Phil Perry has been organizing sports tours since 1995, first for a European airline and, starting in 2004, with a team of his own sports and travel professionals when he founded Victory Sports Tours.  Most of his career was spent at Finnair, the National Airline of Finland, where one of his principal duties was arranging sports tours to Finland and Sweden.  Working with a group of talented operations personnel, he was part of a team that successfully implemented key principles of tour planning and management as designed by his predecessors at the highly-regarded Finnish company.  Phil’s product knowledge spans far and wide.

Having traveled to over 27 countries in Europe and Latin America, he is thoroughly familiar with the principal cities of touristic interest in these two regions.  Phil graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s Degree in History.

Shawn Griffin - Soccer Consultant

In 2018, Shawn Griffin will be entering his 19th season as Head Coach of the Hobart College Men’s Soccer team, a very accomplished squad in the highly-competitive Liberty League NCAA D-III athletic conference.

Hobart finished with an 11-5-4 overall record in 2017, logging their 12th straight winning season and emerging as both the regular season and tournament Liberty League Champions.  They were selected for their sixth NCAA Tournament appearance falling 1-0 in the second round to eventual national champion Messiah.

In 2008, Griffin led the Statesmen to a record-breaking season.  Hobart posted an 18-1-3 record, setting new program standards for wins in a season (18) and longest unbeaten streak (21).  The Statesmen won the Liberty League regular season title, earned the program’s third straight NCAA Tournament berth (fourth overall).  Nationally ranked in the top-10 for the majority of the season, Hobart finished the campaign at No. 12. 

Prior to joining the Statesmen in 2000, Shawn served nine seasons on the soccer staff at Plymouth State (N.H.) University, including eight as head coach.  Overall, Griffin has compiled a career record of 287-155-48 (.635) in 26 years as a head coach.  He has mentored 54 NSCAA All-Region and 141 all-conference selections.

You’re always a winner with VICTORY SPORTS TOURS !