Accomplished high school and club volleyball coach Patti Perone will join the Capital Volleyball staff for the 2019 campaign.
Perone joins Capital after closing up an accolade-filled career coaching volleyball at Horseheads High School in Horseheads, N.Y. For 30 years, Perone patrolled the sidelines as the head varsity coach and reeled in a litany of championships. Her resume includes 18 league championships, 27 sectional championships and 17 regional championships that span from 1987 to 2018. In 2001, Perone and HHS stood atop the state after winning the Class A New York State Championship. From the time the New York girls’ volleyball state championships were created in 1990, Perone led Horseheads to 17 state final four appearances and four trips to the state title game.
Prior to joining Horseheads High School, Perone was the varsity girls’ volleyball head coach at Briarcliff High School for 10 seasons where she won six conference championships and five sectional titles. In some of her first coaching experience, she was a member of the conference champion Concordia College (Division III) and Byram Hills High School (Armonk, N.Y.).
While coaching numerous student-athletes to all-conference and all-state honors, Perone also is heavily involved in the New York volleyball club scene. She is the founder, club director and coach for Southern Tier Volleyball Club, a post she has held since 1987. Her first club experience came during a five-year stint at Westchester Volleyball Club, which she was a coach for teams through 14U and served as co-president for two years.
In addition to her responsibilities with Southern Tier VC, Perone also coaches at various camps including the Horseheads Volleyball Camp, Northeastern Volleyball Camp, and RIT Volleyball camp. She served as a board member for the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), and also holds current posts as the New York State Volleyball Coordinator and Section IV Volleyball Coordinator.
Perone graduated from Indiana State University (Terre Haute, Ind.) where she earned her undergraduate degree in physical education and health and returned for her master’s degree in adapted physical education.