Larry Peterson '90 Named Head Women's Tennis Coach at IUP

Larry Peterson '90 Named Head Women's Tennis Coach at IUP

September 4, 2008

Larry Peterson IUP Sept 2008.jpgSeptember 4, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Larry Peterson, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, is the new head coach of the women's tennis program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Peterson comes to IUP from Bucknell, where he was an assistant coach for the Bison men's and women's tennis teams since August 2006.

While at Bucknell, he was responsible for recruiting, planning and running practices and conditioning and providing on-court coaching. In his spare time, Peterson also served as an assistant coach at State College High School. He currently serves as the director of tennis for Penn State Summer Study and is the head tennis professional at the Toftrees Resort in State College. Peterson is a USPTA certified tennis professional.

CSTV reports, "Peterson is a competitive tennis player and holds a singles record of 52-18 with 10 tournament titles since 2003. In 2006, he won the title at the Mid-Atlantic sectional championships, earning qualification to nationals. He also won the Virginia State and Washington, D.C., NTRP championships during 2006."

The article notes that Peterson earned his bachelor's Tennis Racquet Ball.jpgdegree in economics from DePauw and a master's degree in the same field from Texas A&M in 1991. He completed coursework in a master's in photo-communications at Ohio University in 2000.

The text also points out, "In addition to his tennis coaching and playing experience, Peterson has been a staff photographer at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wyoming and taught English and economics in the Czech Republic. He is also an accomplished piano player, including a guest soloist appearance with the Richmond (Ind.) Symphony Orchestra."

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