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Mike Boschee
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Matt Majkrzak
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Blake Peterson
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Blake Peterson

Blake Peterson

Assistant Coach

Phone (218) 755-2740
Email [email protected]

Blake Peterson enters his second season with Bemidji State University men’s basketball as an assistant coach in 2017-18.

In 2016-17, Bemidji State finished with a 10-18 record overall and 8-14 mark in the NSIC to compete for a home postseason game. BSU opened its home and conference schedule with three straight wins before winning six of nine games from Jan. 7 to Feb. 3. Freshman Jai'Vionne Green set a true freshman scoring record with 454 during his first season. He finished tied for eighth in the NSIC with 16.2 points per game while graduating senior Ben Best ranked eighth in the conference with a .530 field goal percentage. Senior Shane White and junior Christian Pekarek each repeated as Winter NSIC All-Academic Team members.

Peterson, a Coon Rapids, Minn., native, comes to Bemidji State after serving in the same position at Saint Mary’s for one year. He was responsible for game and practice preparation, recruiting throughout the Midwest and academic success supervision. The Cardinals Men’s Basketball program recorded its most successful season over the past 20 years during Peterson's lone year with the team.

Prior to his time at SMU, Peterson coached three years at Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference school Minnesota State University, Mankato as a volunteer assistant. The Mavericks posted an 82-18 recorded during Peterson’s time with the program and qualified for the NCAA DII National Tournament each season. Peterson also spent time working with Minnesota AAU basketball leagues as a coach for 17U and 15U-16U teams. He graduated from Minnesota State with a degree in communication studies.