Tulsa returns starters to receiving corps
Hurricane and Cyclones kick off Monday at 2:35 pm
The receiver position is summed up in six words -what a difference a year makes
Greg Peterson is in his third season on the coaching staff at The University of Tulsa. Peterson was named as the Golden Hurricane Offensive Coordinator and Receivers Coach on January 18, 2011.
Peterson has 29 years of collegiate coaching experience. During his career, he has coached in the Big 12, PAC-10, Mountain West and now Conference USA. Peterson has been a part of 13 bowl games in his coaching career, including 10 at Kansas State, one at Colorado State and two at Tulsa.
In 2012, Tulsa's offense led Conference USA and ranked ninth in the country for rushing (263.5 ypg), while finishing second in the league and 28th nationally for total offense (492.6 ypg). The Hurricane also ranked 30th nationally for scoring offense. During the 2011 campaign, the Hurricane offense also ranked among the nation's top-30 for total offense, scoring offense and rushing offense.
Before coming to Tulsa, Peterson spent the 2010 season as the offensive coordinator at Northern Colorado.
As Northern Colorado's offensive coordinator, the Bears scored the most points and had the highest rushing total in school history since becoming a Division I school, while also turning in the school's second-best total ever for passing and total yards.
Before his one year at Northern Colorado, Peterson spent two years as the offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator and receivers coach at Colorado State. In his first year, the Rams averaged 396 yards per game to rank 41st nationally en route to an overall 7-6 record. In his tenure at CSU, Peterson coached two-all-conference performers, one Biletnikoff Award candidate and had two receivers go on to the NFL.
Peterson spent two years at Washington State (2006-07) as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator. At WSU, two of his players earned all-conference accolades and he had three tight ends move on to the NFL.
Before that, Peterson served on Bill Snyder's staff at Kansas State for 12 years (1994-2005), where he was a part of 10 bowl teams. At KSU, he served in various capacities, including 11 seasons as kickoff return coordinator, receivers coach for 11 years, passing game coordinator for six years and co-offensive coordinator for two seasons.
In his tenure at Kansas State, Peterson coached nine all-conference receivers, eight All-Americans, eight Biletnikoff Award candidates and had 14 receivers go on to the NFL. He was a part of 109 wins in those 12 seasons with the Wildcats.
He began his coaching career at his alma mater as Nebraska Wesleyan's wide receiver coach in the 1984 campaign.
Peterson earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and physical education from Nebraska Wesleyan in 1984, and his master's degree in Education from Eastern Oregon in 1991.
He and his wife, Leanna, have two children: Taylor and Rachael.
THE PETERSON FILE
Bowl Games as a Coach 1994 Aloha Bowl (Kansas State) 1995 Holiday Bowl (Kansas State) 1996 Cotton Bowl (Kansas State) 1997 Fiesta Bowl (Kansas State) 1998 Alamo Bowl (Kansas State) 1999 Holiday Bowl (Kansas State) 2000 Cotton Bowl (Kansas State) 2001 Insight.com Bowl (Kansas State) 2002 Holiday Bowl (Kansas State) 2004 Fiesta Bowl (Kansas State) 2008 New Mexico Bowl (Colorado State) 2011 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Tulsa)
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