Education/Playing Career:

  • Received bachelor’s degree in Economics & Statistics from UC Davis in 1985.
  • Played 4 years at UC Davis and was named to the NCAC All-League team.
  • Played semi professional soccer for The Bridge Grill in Connecticut in 1986.
  • Received MBA from Harvard Business School in 1989.

Coaching Positions:

  • Started coaching U16, U17’s in 1994 for the Peninsula soccer club.  Coached Peninsula Internationals.
  • Started coaching in the Juventus club in 2006 and coached there until July of 2017.
  • Coached Juventus ‘96/‘97 team to two state cup championships.
  • Appointed to Head Coach Juventus’ first USSDA academy team in 2015.
  • Hired as Juventus’ Coaching Director Boys 2015-2016
  • Coached boys and girls teams at Woodside Priory 2008-2011.
  • Currently coaching 2 teams at Alpine (Jaguars 2001/2002’s, Leopards 2001’s/2002’s)

Perez Scholar-Athlete Foundation:

In 2014, founded the Perez Scholar-Athlete Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to connect student-athletes to the best colleges for which they are academically eligible.

Cheetahs Academy:

In 2000, founded the Cheetahs Soccer Academy and built a lighted, synthetic turf facility in Portola Valley to provide individual and small group training sessions.

Licenses/Coaching Courses:

  • Hold UEFA, USSF, Goalkeeper, Fiorentina and Referee licenses.
  • In 1987, attended two week licensing course in Bradbury, England.
  • Attended coaching courses from the following professional programs:
    Fiorentina Italy, Ajax Holland, Benfica Portugal, Dynamo Zargreb Croatia, Motherwell Scotland, Chivas de Guadalajara Mexico, PSV Eindhoven Holland.