Peeters Named Spartan Men's Basketball Coach

Wednesday, September 3

Minnesota State Community and Technical College announces the hiring of C. J. Peeters as the Spartan men's basketball head coach.

Peeters comes to M State with extensive playing and coaching experience, including a stint as an assistant coach and head junior varsity basketball coach at Jamestown College in Jamestown, N.D. He also has coached at both the middle and high school levels, most recently in Medina, N.D., and earned extensive honors as a player at Central Lakes College in Brainerd and at Jamestown College. He played for both colleges in their national basketball tournament appearances.

During his two years at Central Lakes College, he was named 2nd team All-Conference and 1st team All-Conference, and he was All-American in 2009. He was a two-time All-American at Jamestown College in 2010 and 2011.

Gary Henrickson, the dean of academic affairs on M State's Fergus Falls campus, said the college is excited about the depth of experience that Peeters brings to the Spartan basketball program.

"I enjoy the process of teaching and helping players become successful, not only in the game of basketball but by using basketball as a tool for instilling good morals and bright futures," Peeters said.

Peeters earned his associate of arts degree with an emphasis in business from Central Lakes College and a bachelor's degree in physical education from Jamestown College. He succeeds former Spartan Coach Brandon Colvin, who was hired at Dakota College in Bottineau, N.D., where he will serve as head men's basketball coach and athletic director.

The Spartans play their home games on the M State campus in Fergus Falls.

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