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Derek Perkins Named EMU Women's Swimming Head Coach

YPSILANTI, Mich. ( — Eastern Michigan University Vice President/Director of Athletics Scott Wetherbee announced today, Aug. 30, the hiring of Derek Perkins as the new women's swimming head coach at EMU. A native of Georgetown, Ky., Perkins has spent the past 16 years rising through the NAIA, NCAA Division III, and NCAA Division I ranks.

"Derek is very well respected throughout the sport for his knowledge and our student-athletes will benefit from that experience," said Wetherbee. "He has demonstrated the commitment to student-athlete development, recruiting and winning that we value.