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Nick Perakes played collegiately at Lewis Univ. and ranked eighth in nation in digs per set as a senior.
Courtesy: Steve Woltmann

Nick Perakes Hired as Women’s Volleyball Assistant Coach

Courtesy: Toledo Athletics
Release: 07/30/2012
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     Toledo, OH - Nick Perakes (pronounced Puh-RACK-iss) has been hired as an assistant coach for the Toledo women's volleyball program, Head Coach Greg Smith announced today.

     "Nick is very energetic and possesses experience at both the collegiate and club level," Smith said. "He also played collegiately at a high level for a Top 15 program, Lewis University, and he brings an added component to our coaching staff. We are looking forward to meshing Nick's knowledge of floor defense and passing into what we've already implemented with our program."

     An Orlando, FL native, Perakes comes to Toledo after serving as the girls' freshman volleyball coach at Ann Arbor Skyline High School and as the Girls' Under-16 coach at the A2 Volleyball Club. During his time in Ann Arbor, Perakes also coached the University of Michigan's club team to a 44-8 overall record, a No. 6 ranking nationally and an appearance in the Silver Championship Match at nationals.

     "This is a great opportunity for me, and I'm really excited to get started," Perakes said. "I believe I can bring ball control and defensive perspective to the coaching staff that can help the program reach its goals."

     A four-year starter (2006-09) who graduated with a degree in athletic training from Lewis (IL) University, Perakes earned first-team All-Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association honors as a libero after ranking eighth in the nation with 2.82 digs per set. He graduated as the Flyers' career-digs leader (964) and is a three-time MIVA Academic All-Conference honoree.

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