Quick FactsCollege: Eckerd College
Years with the Bucks: 6
Bill Peterson begins his sixth season as a Bucks assistant coach after being named to the position on June 4,
Before joining the Bucks, Peterson served as an associate head coach to Dale Layer at Colorado State University for seven seasons. Prior to his stint with the Rams, Peterson served as a player development coach and scout for the Dallas Mavericks (1998-2000) where he worked to develop younger players like Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash, Michael Finley and Greg Buckner. He also served as a special assistant with the Golden State Warriors to work with Sarunas Marciulionis, one of the first international players to compete in the NBA.
Peterson’s collegiate experience also includes head coaching positions at the University of Alabama - Huntsville (1994-97) and Union (KY) College (1983-87) where the Bulldogs averaged 18 wins per year and made three consecutive postseason tournament appearances. He worked as the assistant head coach at McNeese State from 1987-94 and at Bossier Parish Community College (LA) from 1997-99. Peterson began coaching as a student assistant at St. Petersburg (FL) Junior College (1978-79) and went on to serve as a graduate assistant at Louisiana Tech where he coached Karl Malone from 1980-83.
Peterson is a graduate of Eckerd College (FL) and holds a master’s degree in physical education and human relations from Louisiana Tech University. Bill and his wife Diane are the parents of three daughters: Kati (24), Ginny (19) and Hailey who was called to be with the Lord in the summer of 2000.