James Perez

Associate Football Sports Performance Coach

James Perez

Associate Football Sports Performance Coach

Sport Responsibilities: Football
Home Town: Petaluma, CA
Currently Resides: Redwood City, CA
Birthday: March 3

Professional Education:

  • Willamette University- BA Exercise Science
  • California University of Pennsylvania- MS Exercise Science, Sports Psychology

Past Experience and Accomplishments:

  • 2019 – Present – Associate Football Sports Performance Coach; Stanford University
  • 2018 – 2019 – Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach; California State University, Fresno
  • 2017 – 2018 – Intern Assistant Sports Performance Coach; Stanford University
  • 2015 – 2017 – Director of Athletic Performance; Sacred Heart Preparatory, CA
  • 2012 – 2015 – Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach; Sacred Heart Preparatory, CA
  • 2012 – 2015 – Volunteer Intern; University of California, Berkeley

Biography: 

James Perez returns to Stanford University for his second stint on The Farm in 2019 as the Associate Football Sports Performance Coach.

Most recently, Perez served as the top Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Fresno State, working primarily with the Bulldog Football program in addition to directing the performance programs for women’s swimming and diving.

Prior to Fresno State, Perez spent the 2017 season with the Stanford football sports performance program as an Intern Assistant Sports Performance coach, additionally assisting with the performance efforts for the Cardinal wrestling and Men’s swimming program.

Prior to Perez’s initial arrival on to The Farm, he spent four years at Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton, California as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach until being promoted to Director of Athletic Performance in 2016. Perez began his Sports Performance Career as a Volunteer Intern with the University of California, Berkeley’s Strength and Conditioning Program. While at Cal, Perez assisted with the implementation of strength and conditioning programs for most Olympic sports during the 2011-12 season.

A native of Petaluma California, Perez holds a master’s degree in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Willamette University, where he was a two-sport student-athlete competing in Football and Baseball for the Bearcats. He is certified CSCS through the NSCA, FMS Level 1 certified, and is CPR/AED/First Aid certified through the American Heart Association.

Perez resides in Redwood City, CA with his wife Natalie, and their daughter Mila.

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