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17 Joe Perez
17 Joe Perez
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 520.494.5574
Email: joseph.perez3@centralaz.edu

Coach Perez begins his 3rd year with Central and will work with the Vaqueros infielders, hitters and assist with recruiting.

In his first two years, the Vaqueros have led the conference in double plays, five infielders were awarded ALL-ACCAC and 1 infielder was named NJCAA Rawlings Gold Glove (Pikai Winchester) while 8 sophomores infielders recieved scholarships to 4-year univesities.

Perez has spent the last 4 seasons with Grand Canyon University. As a graduate assistant Perez worked alongside Head Coach Andy Stankiewicz with Infielders. As the Director of Baseball Operations, Perez organized and oversaw budget, travel, team orders, and assisted with administrative needs. 

In his 4 seasons at GCU, the Lopes were named the 2013 D2 West Region Champs, appeared in the D2 College World Series, and were named Western Athletic Conference Champs in 2015. In those 4 years 2 GCU players were recognized with Rawlings National Gold Glove honors. 

This past summer Perez coached in the Alaska Baseball League with the Matsu Miners. The Miners won their first league title since 2010. Perez coached infielders and assisted with hitters. The Miners finished with a .966 fielding percentage and allowed the fewest unearned runs in the league. 

Perez played his college ball at Jamestown University in Jamestown, ND. As a senior Perez was named to the All DAC 1st Team and was also awarded with the DAC Gold Glove. In his time at Jamestown, the Jimmies won 2 DAC Titles. 

Perez graduated from Jamestown with his Bachelors in Health and Fitness Administration. He also holds a Masters Degree from GCU in Organizational Leadership. Perez resides in Phoenix with his wife Jacqueline.

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