Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson (born April 17, 1983)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: South Dakota Coyotes
Current conference: Summit League
South Dakota record: 24-39 (.381)
Overall record^: 24-39 (.381)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present South Dakota
2021-2022 Utah (asst)
2018-2021 Utah State (asst)
2014-2018 South Dakota (asst)
2011-2014 Williston State
2009-2011 Minnesota State-Moorhead (asst)
2005-2009 Williston State (asst)

Eric Peterson Facts

  • Eric Allen Peterson
  • Born April 17, 1983
  • Hometown: West Salem, Wisconsin
  • Alma Mater: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (BS, 2006) / University of South Dakota (MA, 2016)
  • The Wisconsin-native started his coaching career at La Cresent HS in Minnesota
    • Next coached the Wisconsin Playground Warriors AAU team based in Milwaukee
  • Became an assistant coach at Williston State College in North Dakota, serving in that capacity for four seasons
  • Spent two seasons as an assistant at D-II MSU-Moorhead under Stu Engen and Chad Walthall
  • Returned to Williston in 2011 and spent three years as head coach and athletic director
  • Moved up to the D-I ranks in 2014 when he became an assistant at South Dakota under Craig Smith
    • Followed Smith to Utah State in 2018 and to Utah in 2021; was his assistant for eight total seasons
  • Hired in March 2022 to be the next head coach at South Dakota

Eric Peterson Coaching Tree

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^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only