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Greg Peterson
  Greg Peterson

Position:
Offensive Coordinator and Receivers Coach

Experience:
Third Year


08/24/2013

INSIDE TULSA FOOTBALL: THE RECEIVERS

Tulsa returns starters to receiving corps

08/05/2013

WATCH TU FOOTBALL MEDIA DAY PRESS CONFERENCE

12/29/2012

TULSA AT THE 54th ANNUAL AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL

Saturday

12/29/2012

TULSA PLAYERS AND COACHES TALK ABOUT THE AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL GAME

Hurricane and Cyclones kick off Monday at 2:35 pm

08/22/2012

POSITION BREAKDOWN: WIDE RECEIVERS

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
Alma Mater: Nebraska Wesleyan `84
Birthdate: July 4, 1960
Hometown: Stromsburg, Nebraska
College Coaching Experience: 29 years (1984-2012). Third year at Tulsa.
Playing Experience: Played two years of football at Nebraska Wesleyan (1982-83), where he was an all-conference and All-America selection. Played three years of basketball at Nebraska Wesleyan (1978-81), where he earned all-conference honors.

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)