Bobby Perez joined the Emory coaching staff for the 2008-09 year. Perez works with the Eagle hitters and infielders, as well as participating in the recruiting duties for the team.
During his nine seasons with the team, Emory has gone 247-140, good for a .638 winning percentage. Perez helped lead the Eagles to five NCAA Tournament berths with three consecutive College World Series appearances from 2014-16 including a second-place finish at the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships. He has also helped Emory win four University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships - 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.
This is Perez's second stint as an assistant coach with Emory. He was an assistant on Head Coach Mike Twardoski's staff for the 2006 season, helping guide the Eagles to a 31-9 record, a midseason no. 1 ranking, a UAA Championship, and a trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Perez spent two seasons (2006-08) as a Volunteer Assistant Coach with Division I Georgia State University, helping the team win a school-record 33 games in 2008. While with the Panthers, Perez worked with the outfielders and hitters, helping four players to be selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Perez played his collegiate baseball at the Division I University of Louisville (Ky.) for two seasons, which included a 39-18 overall record and a trip to the NCAA Regionals in 2002. Perez also played two seasons at South Florida Community College.
While completing his bachelor's in exercise science at Louisville, Perez served as a Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach for the Cardinals, working with the catchers and infielders and coaching first base. He earned his bachelor's in exercise science with a minor in sports administration in 2003 and completed his master's degree in exercise physiology in 2005.
Perez, originally from Valrico, Fla., resides in Decatur with his wife Cristina and son Tate.
Coach Perez would love to answer e-mail questions from Emory recruits and fans.