Charles Perez enters his first season with the Jaguar volleyball program in 2017. Perez comes to USA after spending the 2016 season as a volunteer assistant coach at Florida State, where he helped the Seminoles upset Florida in the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament to advance to the Sweet 16 against Stanford. As a student at FSU, Perez also served as a manager of the Seminole women’s volleyball team for three years (2013-16). FSU went 107-25 during Perez’s four years with the program. He earned his bachelor’s degree in geography from FSU in August 2016.
Perez played five years for the FSU Men’s Club team and started as a middle blocker. He helped the team capture a third-place finish at the 2016 National Collegiate Volleyball Federation Nationals (NCVF) en route to first-team all-tournament honors. Perez served on the club team’s council all five years, in differing roles as president, vice-president and treasurer.
Perez received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Geography from Florida State University in 2016
Anthony Yerardi came to South Alabama after spending the 2016 season as a volunteer assistant coach at UNLV. In his first season of collegiate coaching experience, Yerardi helped the Rebels to a first-round win over Utah in the NCAA Tournament. UNLV setter Alexis Patterson and opposite hitter Bree Hammel were named all-conference after training under Yerardi. The Rebels started the season with the best record in school history going 16-1 in the first 17 matches.
Before starting at the collegiate level, Yerardi coached at BBC Las Vegas for four years, and also started his own non-profit club – Vegas Velocity – which was in its inaugural season when he accepted his position at USA. He played club volleyball in his youth for the Arizona Rage under head coach Gary Durrett, who played volleyball at BYU, and helped the Rage to two straight appearances at junior nationals. He was also named to the all-state team in Arizona his senior year of high school as a setter.
Yerardi received a double major in English and political science from Arizona State. After graduating undergrad he went on to obtain his Juris Doctor degree from Drake University.