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Hayden Perez
Hayden Perez

Hometown:
Abilene, Texas

High School:
Abiene High

Last College:
Nebraska

Position:
Associate Head Coach

Experience:
Second Season

Alma Mater:
Cameron, 1999


09/14/2013

Lady Raiders Struggle On Day Two In Midland

Texas Tech Wins Just Two Of Nine Matches On Saturday

09/13/2013

Sanders Paces Texas Tech On First Day In Midland

Lady Raider Senior Cruises Into Third Round After A Pair Of Wins On Friday

07/09/2013

Perez Joins Lady Raider Tennis Coaching Staff

Abilene Native Named Women's Tennis Associate Head Coach

05/10/2014

2014 NCAA Championships

#26 Texas Tech fell to #36 Ole Miss, 4-3, at the 2014 NCAA Championships at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

04/26/2014

Big 12 Championship Semifinals

No. 30 Texas Tech vs. No. 14 Baylor

04/13/2014

Lady Raider Tennis Senior Day

#34 Texas Tech topped #71 Kansas on Senior Day on April 13, 2014

Red Raider Recap

  ITA Central Region
  Assistant Coach of the Year

  2007 - Nebraska
  2010 - Nebraska
  2012 - Nebraska

  Conference Champions
  2013 - Nebraska (Big Ten) 

  All-Americans
  2005 - Mihaela Moldovan, FSU (S)
  2013 - Mary Weatherholt, NU (S&D)
  2013 - Patricia Veresova, NU (D) 

  Big Ten Athlete of the Year
  2012 - Mary Weatherholt - Nebraska
  2013 - Mary Weatherholt - Nebraska

  First-Team All-Big Ten Players
  2012 - Mary Weatherholt - Nebraska
  2013 - Patricia Veresova - Nebraska
  2013 - Mary Weatherholt - Nebraska

  First-Team All-Big 12 Players
  2014 - Samantha Adams - Texas Tech
  2014 - Kenna Kilgo - Texas Tech
  2014 - Rashmi Teltumbde - Texas Tech
  2014 - Nikki Sanders - Texas Tech
  2014 - Lynn Kiro - Texas Tech
  2011 - Patricia Veresova - Nebraska
  2010 - Stefanie Weinstein - Nebraska
  2009-11 - Madeleine Geibert - Nebraska
  2009-10 - Mary Weatherholt - Nebraska
  2008 - Jana Albers - Nebraska 
  2007-08 - Imke Reimers - Nebraska
  2007 - Diana Kuhl - Nebraska
  2006 - Kim Hartmann - Nebraska 

  ITA National Indoor Team
  Championship Appearances

  2013 - Nebraska

  NCAA Team Appearances
  2005 - Florida State (Round of 64)
  2006 - Nebraska (Round of 64)
  2010 - Nebraska (Round of 32)
  2011 - Nebraska (Round of 64)
  2012 - Nebraska (Round of 32)
  2013 - Nebraska (Sweet 16)
  2014 - Texas Tech (Round of 64)

  NCAA Singles / Doubles Appearances
  2005 - Lindsay Deason, FSU (D)
  2005 - Mihaela Moldovan, FSU (S&D)
  2007 - Imke Reimers, NU (S)
  2012 - Mary Weatherholt, NU (S)
  2013 - Patricia Veresova, NU (D)
  2013 - Mary Weatherholt, NU (S&D)

Hayden Perez, a three-time recipient of the ITA's Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year, helped lead Texas Tech to a third straight NCAA Championship appearance in 2014.

His efforts led Texas Tech school record five All-Big 12 performers this past season.

"We are very excited to have Hayden join our program," said Petty. "He is a proven winner and will bring a lot of excitement and energy to our program. Texas Tech Tennis is very fortunate to be adding one of the brightest coaches in college tennis to our staff."

Perez replaced Todd Chapman, whose position became available when he was named head coach at the University of Kansas in June.

"I am excited to be joining the Texas Tech Women's Tennis program and the Red Raider Family," said Perez. "Todd has already brought the program to national prominence and I can only hope to help build off that and help him and the team accomplish even more. I look forward to the challenge and I am ready for this new chapter in my coaching career."

Perez, a native of Abilene, comes to Texas Tech from the Nebraska, where he served as associate head coach. He helped lead the Cornhuskers to the 2013 Big Ten regular season title and a No. 16 national ranking. During his eight seasons with the program, the Huskers went an impressive 152-58.

Perez has been honored as the ITA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year while at Nebraska in 2007, 2010 and 2012. He has helped the Huskers climb in the national rankings from 56 in 2009 to an impressive 16th to conclude the 2012 and 2013 seasons. While in Lincoln, he also helped Nebraska record five NCAA appearances in seven seasons, including a Sweet Sixteen showing this past season.

He has helped developed three All-Americans and the 2013 NCAA Singles Finalist Mary Weatherholt. Who was named the Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete Of The Year.

Prior to his arrival at Nebraska, Perez spend one season (2004-05) on staff at Florida State, where he helped guide the Seminoles to a No. 43 ITA ranking and an appearance in the NCAA Championships.

Perez also served stints at Wyoming and Air Force and was the Director of Player Development for the Intermountain Section of the United States Tennis Association in Denver, Colo., where he was responsible for all aspects of junior competition including rankings, endorsement opportunities and scheduling.

As a player, Perez earned MVP honors twice and advanced to the finals of the Midwest Region Championships in 1996 while playing at Cameron University. He was ranked as high as No. 17 in singles and earned a top-five national ranking in Men's Open Doubles by the U.S. Tennis Association.

At Collin County (Texas) CC, Perez helped the team to an NJCAA national team championship in 1995, when he won the doubles national title and earned first-team All-America honors. Perez earned a No. 1 national ranking in doubles and was ranked in the top 30 in singles play at the junior college level.

Perez, who won at least 20 matches in each of his four years of collegiate tennis, was previously a member of the Abilene (Texas) High School squad that won the 1991 Class 5A state title. He still plays competitive tennis on the national scene in the Men's 30 Division and in select tournaments throughout the year.

Perez graduated from Cameron University in 1999 with a business administration degree, and is married to the former Gretchen McGeough. They have two sons: Tristen (4), and Tanner (1).

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