Pasadena City College
Joe Peron (626) 585-7782, e-mail: email@example.com
Year at PCC
18th Season (as Head Coach in 2013-2014)
Coached first CCCAA State Championship in PCC women's team sports history in 2008-2009
7 Consecutive Appearances in State Championship Tournament (2004-2010)
6 South Coast Conference Champion Teams,
3 Appearances in the State Championship Game:
Entering his 18th season in charge of the Lancers in 2013-2014, Joe Peron has the longest current tenure of any PCC athletics head coach. He directed PCC to the first state title in Lancers women's sports history in 2009.
In his 17 seasons running the women's basketball team, Peron has coached six South Coast Conference champion teams and seen his teams make the postseason in all but one of those years. Twelve times his teams have accomplished 20-win seasons, and eight times he's coached teams that have won 25 or more games. Peron's Lancers had an impressive 9-year streak of winning 24 or more games from 2002-2012.
PCC had an amazing streak of 18 straight postseason home wins snapped last season when Irvine Valley upset the Lancers for the program's first playoff loss at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium since it opened its doors in 1999. The loss was also the first time PCC lost a first-round playoff, home or road, ending a 16-game win streak in opening playoff games. The state's No. 9-ranked Lancers still had a rebound season with a 22-7 overall record and a strong third place (12-4) in the powerful South Coast Conference. Last year's conference champions, Mt. San Antonio, won the CCCAA state title.
Peron earned his milestone 400th career victory on Dec. 30, 2012 when PCC downed San Jose City College at the San Jose Tournament. Peron has the most career victories of any PCC men's sports coach and is only surpassed by career wins by retired women's softball coach Sandi Iverson (562 in 27 seasons). Peron coached All-State Second Team point guard Shay Jackson, who also was an All-SCC First Team selection.
In 2012, the Lancers made the biggest rally in their playoff history, coming back from 25 points down to defeat Antelope Valley, 67-65, in a Round 1 game. PCC, a 15th seed, pushed No. 2 Ventura to the brink before being eliminated in the second round, 55-50.
Peron has done a strong job of helping move Lancers to the next level. Thirty-nine of his players have earned 4-year university playing scholarships.
Peron directed his teams to appearances in seven consecutive State Championship Tournaments from 2004-2010. After back-to-back spots in the state championship game in 2004 and 2005 and a pair of state semifinal finishes in 2007 and 2008, Peron coached the 2009 South's No. 4 seeded Lancers to wins over North No. 1 City College of San Francisco in the quarterfinals, undefeated 34-0 Ventura in the semifinals, and finally San Joaquin Delta in the '09 championship game played at Fresno's Selland Arena.
For the 2008-2009 school year, Peron was honored as the South Coast Conference Women's Coach of the Year for all sports. It was the first time any PCC coach earned the award since the college joined the SCC in 1987.
Peron has coached three State Player of the Year selections in Jeanine Deno in 2007, Dionne Pounds in 2005, and Tiana Sanders in 1999. In 2010-2011, Peron prepped his eighth conference MVP in Dominique Scott (later played at USC) after developing previous SCC Players of the Year in Deno (2006-2007), Pounds (twice--2003-2004, 2004-2005), Ariel Towns (2002-2003), Tyrea Smith (1999-2000), Sanders (1998-99), and Jackie Sadler (1997-1998).
Peron holds a career mark at PCC of 412 wins, 117 losses for an impressive winning percentage of .779. His conference record is nearly as strong at 123-39 or a .759 winning mark.
The Lancers twice made it to the state championship game at the University of San Diego, losing to Mt. San Antonio in 2004 and Cypress in 2005, as the program established itself as a perennial state power. In the next three seasons, the state runner-ups from the North--Foothill in 2008, Sierra in 2007, and San Joaquin Delta in 2006, each beat PCC at the state tournament held in Northern California at both Selland Arena ('06-07) and Stockton's Spanos Center ('08). In 2010, the team was knocked out in the quarterfinals by San Francisco at Cal Lutheran University.
In 2006-2007, PCC ran off a school-record 28-game winning streak and recorded another school mark for most wins in a season with 34. For the third time, Peron also was selected Southern California Regional Coach of the Year. Deno was a CCCAA/CCCSIA State Athlete of the Month for December, 2006.
Peron's Lancers finished 29-2 in 2004-2005, including a 25-game winning streak. He was selected as the WBCA Region 8 Community Colleges Coach of the Year after being chosen as the South Coast Conference Coach of the Year for the North Division.
2003-2004, PCC won three tournament championships in the regular
season and started the year with a 22-game winning streak. The Lancers
then knocked off three Orange Empire Conference teams, Fullerton,
Cypress and Saddleback, in the Southern California Regional Playoffs
to reach the State Final Four. He was named Southern California Region Coach of the Year for
2003-2004 by the coaches association for directing a team that included
12 freshmen, two sophomores and an all first-year starting squad.
Forward Monique Diaz (who went on to Cal State Los Angeles) had the distinction of twice being named to the All-State Tournament team. In 2006-2007, it was transfer guard Adriana Tovalin who made All-State Tournament.
Johnson joined Pounds, a Kodak All-American, and Deno as members of the elite PCC 1,000-point club. Johnson is the college's all-time leading scorer with 1,091 points.
In April, 2011, Peron had the pleasure of watching Sanders be inducted into the PCC Sports Hall of Fame, the first such Peron-coached athlete to be honored among the Lancers' all-time elite. In October, 2013, Pounds took her spot in the Hall of Fame.
Peron directs the annual Rose City Classic Tournament every December as well as a season-opening tournament in November. In 2007, Peron's teams had a glorious run of 26 straight victories snapped in PCC-hosted tournaments, including eight consecutive home tourney titles.
Peron is married to wife Zandra and the couple has two children, Joseph and Zadan. The Perons live in Long Beach.
Joe Peron’s Overall Head Coaching Record