The College of Southern Nevada Athletic Department is announcing the promotion of assistant softball coach Callen Perreira to head softball coach, effective immediately.
Perreira replaces Ysidro Jimenez, whom he assisted the last two seasons.
Prior to CSN, Perreira coached at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, where he was head coach from 1990-2009 before retiring. He had 18 consecutive winning seasons with the Vulcans, compiling a 585-344-3 (.640) record.
He led his 2004 and 2005 teams to Pacific West Conference championships. His teams also made appearances in the NCAA Div. II West Regionals in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
The Vulcans were ranked as high as 11th in the nation in the 2007 NCAA Div. II rankings, and were consistently ranked in the NCAA Div. II West Region Top 10.
During his tenure, Perreira coached 51 Academic All-Americans, and also led Hawaii-Hilo to a 4th place finish at the 1992 NAIA Softball World Series.
Perreira is a member of the Easton 500 Victory Club. He is also a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), and served as the Pacific West Conference Representative to the NFCA in 2008 and 2009.
Before Hawaii-Hilo, Perreira’s coaching career began at Hilo High School, where he was head softball coach from 1978-1987. He compiled a 161-32 (.834) record, winning eight consecutive league championships and one state title – Hilo’s only state title to this day.
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