Coach Perez joins FC Florida Prep after a distinguished youth and collegiate playing career. He was a two-year captain and top goal scorer at Division I Cal Poly while playing under former US National Team coach Steve Sampson. He also was on Sampson's coaching staff with Central Coast United in San Luis Obispo, CA. Coach Perez was named an MLS Draft Eligible player in the 2021 MLS Draft. During his youth career, he played for the US Youth National Team and three different MLS Academies (New York Red Bulls, FC Dallas, and Philadelphia Union). Throughout his time at FC Dallas and Philadelphia he was training consistently with the first team of each club. Prior to playing at those MLS academies, he played for Sunrise Elite and helped lead his team to a #1 national ranking, four consecutive Florida State Championships, three Regional Championships, and two Dallas Cup wins.