Hayden Perez
Hayden Perez

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Cameron University, 1999


10/19/2014

Women's Tennis Bows Out of ITA Regionals

The Tigers posted three singles wins on the day behind Liza Tymchenko, Anki Wind and Marta Morga

10/18/2014

Women's Tennis Sends Three to Round of 32

The University of Memphis women's tennis team sent three players to the Round of 32 at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships hosted by the University of Tennessee at the Goodfriend Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon.

10/17/2014

Tigers Trek To Knoxville for USTA/ITA Regionals

The University of Memphis' women's tennis team travels to Knoxville this weekend for the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship hosted by the University of Tennessee at the Goodfriend Tennis Center.

10/04/2014

Women's Tennis Looks to Wrap Up Successful Tourney at Purdue Invite

The University of Memphis women's tennis completed play in the second day of action at the Purdue Invitational on Saturday at the Schwartz Tennis Center in West Lafayette, Ind.

10/02/2014

Women's Tennis Travels to Purdue Invitational

The University of Memphis women's tennis team hits the road for its second tournament of the year at the Purdue Invitational from Friday through Sunday at the Schwartz Tennis Center in West Lafayette, Ind.

Hayden Perez, a three-time ITA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year who has been on the coaching staff of teams which have made NCAA Championship appearances each of the past five years, was named the women's tennis coach at the University of Memphis in July, 2014.

"We are excited to add a coach of Hayden Perez's caliber to our staff," Memphis Director of Athletics Tom Bowen said on Perez's hire. "Hayden is highly regarded as a recruiter and is considered a rising star in the coaching ranks. He has been a part of several nationally-ranked programs and we expect our women's tennis program will continue to thrive under his leadership."

Perez was the associate head coach at Texas Tech University in 2014 after eight years at Nebraska where he also served as associate head coach.

In his one season at Texas Tech, the Red Raiders advanced to the NCAA Championship for a third straight year. Three members of the 2014 Texas Tech squad were named First-Team All-Big 12.

During his eight seasons at Nebraska, Perez was named the ITA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year three times (2007, 2010 and 2012). He 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 helped Nebraska make five NCAA appearances in eight seasons including a Sweet Sixteen showing in 2013.

Nebraska captured the 2013 Big Ten regular season title in 2013. In eight seasons with the program, the Huskers went 152-58.

Perez has helped develop three All-Americans including 2013 NCAA Singles Finalist Mary Weatherholt who was named the Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the Year.

Prior to joining the Nebraska staff, Perez spent one season (2004-05) 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 State 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 play and earned a top-five national ranking in Men's Open Doubles by the U.S. Tennis Association. Perez also played at Collin County (Texas) Community College, where he 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 graduated from Cameron University in 1999 with a business administration degree. He is married to the former Gretchen McGeough and they have two sons, Tristen (five) and Tanner (two).

The Perez File
ITA Central Region
Assistant Coach of the Year
2007 - Nebraska
2010 - Nebraska
2012 - Nebraska
Conference Championships
2013 - Nebraska (Big Ten)
All-Americans
2005 - Mihaela Moldovan, FSU (Singles)
2013 - Mary Weatherholt,, NU (Singles & Doubles)
2013 - Patricia Veresova, NU (Doubles)
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
2006 - Kim Hartmann - Nebraska
2007 - Diana Kuhl - Nebraska
2007-08 - Imke Reimers - Nebraska
2008 - Jana Albers - Nebraska
2009-10 - Mary Weatherholt - Nebraska
2009-11 - Madeleine Geibert - Nebraska
2010 - Stefanie Weinstein - Nebraska
2011 - Patricia Veresova - Nebraska
2014 - Lynn Kiro - Texas Tech
2014 - Nikki Sanders - Texas Tech
2014 - Rashmi Teltumbde - Texas Tech
2014 - Kenna Kilgo - Texas Tech
2014 - Samantha Adams - Texas Tech
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 (Doubles)
2005 - Mihaela Moldovan, FSU (Singles and Doubles)
2007 - Imke Reimers, NU (Singles)
2012 - Mary Weatherholt, NU (Singles)
2013 - Patricia Veresova, NU (Doubles)
2013 - Mary Weatherholt, NU (Singles and Doubles)
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