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 a 23-11 record in 2007, including the HCAC's regular-season and tournament championships and a berth in the NCAA III national tournament.
The Heartland Conference named him coach of the year in 2008 and 2004. During the 2004 campaign, Preocanin led his squad, which included 13 freshmen, to a 16-17 record and fourth-place finish in the league. Since 2004 his team has not fallen below 3rd in the HCAC conference regular season.
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.
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.