Perdios returns to Curry

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MILTON, Mass. – Curry College Athletic Director Vinnie Eruzione has announced the appointment of Dave Perdios as head baseball coach. Perdios had previously led the Colonels' baseball program for 12 seasons (1999-2010). Jay Schnabel coached the Colonels for two years going 17-24 in 2011 and 18-24 in 2012.

“It is with much excitement that we welcome Dave back to our school and our department,” said Eruzione. “The decision to bring him back was an easy one given his prior accomplishments on our campus.”

Coach Perdios enjoyed great success during his first stint at Curry. He compiled a 12-year record of 236-162-4. He led the Colonels to four regular-season Commonwealth Coast Conference titles (2005, 2007, 2009, 2010); a CCC Tournament title and first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament (2007); back-to-back 30-win campaigns (2009, 2010), including a school-record 34 wins and 21 league wins in 2009. Also in 2009, his squad led the nation with a .370 team batting average. In 2010, he led Curry to the ECAC Division III New England Championship.

Perdios was named as CCC Coach of the Year three times (2005, 2007, 2009). He also mentored four-consecutive CCC Players of the Year between 2007 and 2010.

Said Eruzione: “Dave's goals – conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances – are second only to his desire to guide our student-athletes to do well in the classroom, in the community, and in life.”

In 1980, Perdios graduated from Brandeis University, where he also enjoyed a standout four-year baseball career. He helped guide the Judges to four Greater Boston League Championships, four New England Regional Tournament appearances and one Division III World Series berth.

He received first team All-American honors his junior and senior years, and was named to the All-New England College Baseball team both years as well. Perdios also received the prestigious Brandeis Outstanding Student Athlete Award during graduation ceremonies in 1980, and is now a member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.

After earning his bachelor's degree, Perdios spent the next 15 years coaching baseball at North Quincy High School and the Morrisette Legion team.

Perdios is the Director of Parks and Recreation for the Town of Milton and a Milton resident.