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  Brian Peresie

Brian Peresie

Player Profile

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Ohio '00

The 2010-11 season will mark Brian Peresie's eighth year as the assistant coach of the Ohio swimming and diving team and his 13th as a Bobcat. Since returning to Ohio University as a coach in 2003, Peresie has played an integral role in developing 37 Mid-American Conference champions, 28 NCAA Qualifying performances and four USA World Championship qualifiers.

During the 2004-2005 season, Peresie served as the Macedonian National Team Coach at the FINA World Championships, held in Indianapolis, Ind. From 2001-03, Peresie was an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator at Ashland University. While at Ashland he helped produce 19 NCAA All-American performances and 11 school records were broken. Prior to that, he was an age group assistant coach for the Lake Shore Swim Club in Rocky River, Ohio.

Peresie attended Ohio from 1996-2000 and went from a walk-on in 1996 to letter all four years in the freestyle events. He was also voted captain of the team as a junior and senior and served as a student-assistant for the fall quarter in 2000.

Peresie is certified by the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) as a Level 4 coach - ranking among the top 8 percent of ASCA member coaches.

Peresie and his wife, Emily, have one son, Brayden, and reside in Athens.