Randy Peele

Randy Peele (born June 12, 1957)

Current position: Special assistant to the head coach
Current team: Missouri State Bears (Head coach: Dana Ford)
Current conference: Missouri Valley Conference (MVC)
Teams coached: UNC Greensboro Spartans, Winthrop Eagles
UNC Greensboro record: 46-69 (.400)
Winthrop record: 77-82 (.484)
Overall record: 123-151 (.449)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Missouri State (special asst)
2018-2022 Texas Southern (special asst)
2014-2018 Tennessee State (assoc. HC)
2013-2014 Georgia Southern (asst)
2007-2012 Winthrop
2002-2007 Winthrop (asst)
1999-2002 Virginia Tech (asst)
1995-1999 UNC Greensboro
1991-1995 UNC Greensboro (asst)
1988-1991 Campbell (asst)
1985-1988 Tennessee-Martin (asst)
1983-1985 Saint Michael’s (VT) (asst)

Randy Peele Facts

  • Randy Peele
  • Born June 12, 1957
  • Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia
  • Alma Mater: Virginia Wesleyan University (BA, 1980)
  • Started his coaching career in 1983 with a two-year stint assisting at D-II Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, VT
  • Spent the next ten years as a Division I assistant, working for three seasons at Tennessee-Martin (under Tom Hancock), three seasons at Campbell (under Billy Lee) and four seasons at UNC Greensboro (under Mike Dement)
  • Elevated to head coach at UNCG in 1995, going 46-69 in four seasons at the helm
    • Led the Spartans to Big South regular season and Tournament titles in his first year to reach the 1996 NCAA Tournament
    • Win totals declined each of the next three seasons and Peele was let go in 1999 following a 7-20 (5-11) year
  • Joined Ricky Stokes‘ staff at Virginia Tech in 1999, working with the Hokies for the next three seasons
  • Hired by Gregg Marshall at Winthrop in 2002, where he was a part of three NCAA Tournaments in five seasons on the bench
    • Elevated to head coach in 2007 when Marshall left for Wichita State and coached the Eagles for five seasons
    • Compiled a 77-82 record overall, going 22-12 in his first year (2007-08) and 19-14 in his third year (2009-10)
    • Won a share of the Big South title in 2008 and claimed Big South Tournament crowns in 2008 & 2010 to reach the NCAAT
    • Fired in 2012 after back-to-back losing seasons (25-37 combined record over those two years)
  • After a year out of coaching, Peele spent the 2013-14 season at Georgia State assisting new head coach Mark Byington
  • Joined the staff at Tennessee State in 2014, spending the next four seasons as Dana Ford‘s associate head coach
    • Ford had previously been a graduate assistant at Winthrop during Peele’s first year as head coach
  • When Ford left for Missouri State in 2018, Peele joined Johnny Jones‘ staff at Texas Southern as a special assistant coach
  • Peele reunited with Ford in 2022, becoming special assistant to the head coach at Missouri State
  • Along with his wife, Debra, has three children

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