has just concluded his sixth season at the helm of the Marian University cycling program. He is also an instructor in the school of education.
In 2011, he began
his work as director at the Indy Cycloplex and leads a small staff and community
volunteers dedicated to advancing the mission of cycling in central Indiana.
brings 29 years of bicycle racing experience and 23 years of teaching experience
to Marian University and the Indy Cycloplex. He has coached, trained, or raced
in Europe, Africa, and Cuba. He is a USA Cycling Level 3 coach and is a USA
Cycling Category 1 cyclist.
his first six seasons at the helm of the Knights Cycling team, Peterson guided the Knights to six straight USA Cycling Division I collegiate track cycling
national championships, three straight collegiate road championships and a
collegiate cyclo-cross championship. He was the first Marian University head cycling coach to win
national championships n road and cyclo-cross competition.
has grown the Knights' success in off-road disciplines, and is now building the Marian University BMX program in conjunction with the revitalization of the
BMX track at the Cycloplex.
He also oversaw the development of the Paul J. Norman Cycling Center in 2007. He developed the now-popular indoor training series known as
PowerBooster, housed at the cycling center. He is known in cycling circles in
Indianapolis and has cultivated sponsor relationships that culminated in the
development of the center, the team and the Cycloplex.
earned his bachelor of science degree from Purdue University in 1988 and his
master of science degree from Butler University in 1997.
He resides in
Indianapolis with his wife and their two children.