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Andy Peterson was hired as the Assistant AD for Facilities in August of 2013. In this role, Peterson will oversee day-to-day facility operation and scheduling for athletics and will assist with game management. He will also remain as the men’s basketball assistant coach, in a part-time capacity, a role he has held since the 2011-12 season. In his new role,

Peterson played for the Bearcats from 2003-2008 and helped the Bearcats claim the MIAA tournament title in 2008. That year, he was named All-MIAA Honorable Mention as well as Academic All-MIAA. The Bearcats also won the MIAA regular season championships during the 2006-07 season as he led the team in minutes played. Peterson finished his career with the third highest three-point percentage and is sixth all-time in steals. After graduation, he spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Northwest, under former-head coach Steve Tappmeyer in 2008-2009 and now present Bearcat head coach Ben McCollum in 2009-2010.

Peterson spent the 2010-11 season as the assistant coach at Southwestern Community College in Creston, Iowa, before returning to Northwest as the men’s basketball assistant coach. A native of Trenton, Mo., he earned two bachelor’s degrees in 2007 and a master’s degree in Agriculture in 2008. He received a second master’s degree in Physical Education from Northwest in 2010. He is married to former Bearcat track and field athlete Emily (Churchman), who now serves as the Bearcat Cross Country/Track and Field assistant coach. The couple currently resides in Maryville.

Andy Peterson Hired as Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities   |  August 9, 2013