Head Women's Volleyball Coach/Physical Therapist
Hanover head coach Peter Preocanin has led Hanover's volleyball program for the past 13 seasons. Prior to becoming the head coach in 1999, he served as an assistant with the squad for four seasons.
A two-time recipient of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's coach of the year honor, Preocanin led the Panthers to their first ever berth in the NCAA DIII national tournament in 2007. He also lead them to the HCAC's regular-season and tournament championships in 2007 and regular-season championship in 2011.
The Heartland Conference named him coach of the year in 2004 and 2008. Since 2004 his team has not fallen out of the top half in the HCAC conference regular season. Preocanin earned his 200th NCAA victory as the coach of the Panthers in 2013.
A former standout player, he was part of the McMaster University Varsity Volleyball Team that captured the Ontario Provincial championship and posted fifth-and sixth-place finishes in the Canadian Championships. During his years at McMaster, Preocanin captured all-provincial honors every year he competed and all-Canadian recognition in his final two seasons of college. In 1992, he earned an invitation to the Canadian National Team Trials.
Preocanin was the first male volleyball player to be inducted into both his high school's (Hill Park 2011) Athletic Hall of Fame and his University's (McMaster 2012) Athletic Hall of Fame.
Before coming to Hanover, he served as an assistant coach with a Division I program in Ontario, Canada, and guided a 16-18-year-old club women's team for three seasons.
Preocanin holds bachelor's degrees in chemistry and physical therapy.